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...
January 4, 2011

St. Vincent Charity Solon Laboratory Receives Accreditation from College of American Pathologists

St. Vincent Charity Medical Center Solon Laboratory, Solon, Ohio, has been awarded accreditation by the Accreditation Committee of the College of American Pathologists (CAP), based on the results of a recent onsite inspection. The laboratory’s director, Young S. Park, MD, was advised of this national recognition and congratulated for the excellence of the services being provided. St. Vincent Charity Medical Center Solon Laboratory is one of more than 7,000 CAP-accredited laboratories worldwide. More...
November 18, 2010

Sisters of Charity Health System Invites Community to 12/1 Holiday Lights Event

Since 1851, the Sisters of Charity of St. Augustine have been lighting the way... To celebrate this commitment of service to the Greater Cleveland community, the Sisters of Charity Health System will be hosting our first Celebration of Lights event, featuring a brief ecumenical prayer service, Hanukkah menorah and Advent candle lighting, and festive holiday lights display led by: More...
March 16, 2010

Sisters of Charity Health System Promotes 2010 Census

The Sisters of Charity Health System (SCHS) is an official partner of the U.S. Census Bureau this year; the healthcare system’s primary objective is to promote participation in the census to low income Northeast Ohioans to ensure the group is accurately represented in the upcoming 2010 census. The Sisters of Charity Health System is spreading the word about the importance of the census and availability of questionnaires amongst its employees, patients and the communities it serves. More...

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