June 24, 2011

Presentations Announced for Ohio Health Literacy Conference

Eighteen abstracts have been selected for break-out sessions at the inaugural Ohio Health Literacy Conference being held October 12-13 at the Renaissance Hotel in Cleveland. More...
June 2, 2011

St. Vincent Charity Medical Center Employee Receives Promise of One Award

St. Vincent Charity Medical Center's Patricia Terstenyak, community outreach coordinator and co-chair of the Health Literacy Institute, has received the Susan G. Komen for the Cure® Northeast Ohio Affiliate Promise of One Award. This award recognizes a volunteer who has been involved with Komen Northeast Ohio for at least one year and has made a significant contribution to the fulfillment of the Komen promise to save lives and end breast cancer forever by empowering people, ensuring quality care for all and energizing science to find the cures. More...
May 9, 2011

St. Vincent Charity Medical Center receives award for advertising campaign

St. Vincent Charity Medical Center received a Silver Aster Award for its bariatric advertising campaign, “My New Life.” The Aster Awards, one of the largest national competitions of its kind, is hosted by Marketing Healthcare Today Magazine and Creative Images, Inc. This elite program recognizes outstanding healthcare professionals for excellence in their advertising and marketing efforts for the calendar year 2010. More...
May 4, 2011

St. Vincent Charity Medical Center, Project Learn to host health literacy conference

Did you know individuals with limited health literacy incur medical expenses that are as much as four times greater than patients with adequate health literacy skills? Or that nearly half of American adults have only basic or below-basic health literacy skills and have difficulty understanding and acting on health information? To help combat these statistics, St. Vincent Charity Medical Center and Project Learn are hosting the inaugural Ohio Health Literacy Conference in partnership with the City of Cleveland Department of Public Health, MetroHealth System and Visiting Nurse Association of Ohio. More...
March 28, 2011

Dr. David Perse named president of St. Vincent Charity Medical Center

The Board of Directors of St. Vincent Charity Medical Center and Sister Judith Ann Karam, CSA, President and CEO of the Sisters of Charity Health System, have named David Perse, M.D., President of St. Vincent Charity Medical Center, effective April 15, 2011. Dr. Perse is the current President of Lutheran Hospital, a Cleveland Clinic Hospital. More...
March 21, 2011

Plain Dealer notes hyperbaric oxygen treatment at St. Vincent Charity Medical Center, other Cleveland hospitals

In story featuring the use of hyperbaric oxygen treatment, The Plain Dealer quotes Dr. Joseph Sopko, a pulmonologist and chairman of the department of medicine at St. Vincent Charity Medical Center in Cleveland, regarding the hospital’s introduction of the service in the community. St. Vincent Charity Medical Center installed its hyperbaric oxygen chambers in 1993, when no other hospital in the city had one. Today, St. Vincent Charity medical Center, which is a ministry of the Sisters of Charity Health System, is the only Cleveland-area hospital that takes emergency cases 24 hours a day. More...
March 16, 2011

St. Vincent Charity Medical Center's health literacy work, supported by Sisters of Charity Foundation of Cleveland, highlighted in Catholic Health World

"Admitting" will make way for "Patient Check-In." Instead of "Protective Services," visitors will see "Security" on the directional placards. "Radiology" will be called "X-Ray."  It's all part of St. Vincent Charity Medical Center's ongoing effort to improve the way it communicates with patients. Since 2007, the hospital has sought to make health information easier to understand, which includes making the hospital hallways easier to navigate.   More...
February 26, 2011

City of Cleveland, four major health systems to collaborate in "Healthy Cleveland" initiative

As featured in a lead story by The Plain Dealer, the city of Cleveland and the county's four main health care institutions, including the Sisters of Charity Health System, are collaboratively putting forth a new effort to help Clevelanders become more healthy and fit: More...
January 24, 2011

St. Vincent Charity Medical Center doctor shines light on mental illness and its treatments

Recently published in The Plain Dealer, the following op/ed by Leslie Koblentz, M.D. of St. Vincent Charity Medical Center shines light on mental illness and its treatment in response to the tragedy in Tucson, Arizona. More...
January 19, 2011

Congresswoman keynotes event at St. Vincent Charity Medical Center

Clevelanders celebrated the life of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. on January 17, 2011, at a St. Vincent Charity Medical Center event that featured 11th District Congresswoman Marcia Fudge, who is Ohio’s only black member of Congress.  More...

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