September 14, 2009

The Sisters of Charity Health System welcomes Joan Ross as chief operating officer

The Sisters of Charity Health System would like to welcome Joan Ross as chief operating officer for St. Vincent Charity Hospital. Ross comes to St. Vincent from Providence Hospitals based in Columbia, South Carolina, where she served as senior vice president of patient care services and chief nursing officer since 2006. At Providence, which was founded by the Sisters of Charity of St. Augustine in 1938 through mortgaging their motherhouse in Lakewood and is now the leading cardiovascular center in South Carolina, Ross developed a culture of patient safety by eliminating silos and enhancing communication across departments. More...
September 1, 2009

Rosary Hall offering free seminars for Addiction Recovery Month

CLEVELAND, OH—(September 1, 2009)—September is National Alcohol and Drug Addiction Recovery Month and the addiction specialists at Rosary Hall at St. Vincent Charity Hospital will be holding seminars to help educate those who may have a loved one who is trapped within the cycle of addiction. This year’s theme, “Join the Voices for Recovery: Together We Learn, Together We Heal,” emphasizes the need to use all available resources to help educate people about the disease and to help those affected by substance abuse to get support. More...
August 26, 2009

It's a boy for gymnast Dominique Moceanu and St. Vincent Charity Hospital surgeon Dr. Mike Canales

Congratulations to Dr. Mike Canales and Olympic gold-medal winning gymnast Dominique Moceanu on the birth of their new son Vincent Michael! Dr. Canales, surgeon for The Spine and Orthopedic Institute of St. Vincent Charity Hospital, and wife Dominique Moceanu welcomed their 8 pounds, 9 ounces baby on March 13, 2009. Vincent Michael and the proud parents of two were featured in the August issue of People magazine. More...
August 19, 2009

Black Health Empowerment Project: Free and Open to the Public

"Black Health Empowerment Project: Eat, Move and Test for Health" organized by United States Representative Marcia Fudge, will be held Saturday, August 22 at John Hay High School in Cleveland, Ohio. This event is free and open to the public with doors opening at 9:00 a.m. and concluding at 3:30 p.m. In addition to free breakfast and lunch, the event will provide health and wellness sessions for women, men and seniors; free health screenings and exhibitors; fitness and cooking demonstrations; fun workshops for kids, and more. St. Vincent Charity Hospital, Sisters of Charity Health System and the Sisters of Charity Foundation of Cleveland are among the sponsors. For further information, please contact:  the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation at 1-888-353-BHEP (2437) or visit www.bheptour.org.
August 17, 2009

Pictures from Emergency Department Blessing Ceremony

August 10, 2009

Dr. Merugu featured in Catholic Health World

Check out the lead story in this issue of Catholic Health World. Dr. Srinivas Merugu and the medical home at St. Vincent Charity Hospital were featured extensively. http://www.chausa.org/Pub/MainNav/News/CHW/Archive/2009/0815/Articles/w0815a.htm
August 10, 2009

Celebration of Wellness

Celebration of Wellness is a daylong adventure in interactive learning & fun designed to assist Central neighborhood families in gaining necessary tools for healthy living. The health fair activities focus primarily on cancer detection and prevention. Events include a one-mile walk run, outdoor family games, and healthy snacks. Volunteers come from the surrounding neighborhood, St. Vincent Charity Hospital, and The Sisters of Charity Health System. More...
August 10, 2009

System announces new leadership at St. Vincent Charity Hospital

Cleveland, Ohio (Aug. 10, 2009)­­ – FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – The Boards of the Sisters of Charity Health System and the Cuyahoga Joint Venture today announce a change in the leadership structure at St. Vincent Charity Hospital. Under this new structure, the Sisters of Charity Health System will directly manage St. Vincent Charity Hospital with Sister Judith Ann Karam, CSA, president and CEO of the health system also serving as the president and CEO of the hospital. More...
July 31, 2009

Patient-Centered Medical Home Model

St. Vincent Charity Hospital is using the medical home model to improve access to health care. The medical home housed within the Health Clinic has begun to address the issue for those patients whose first contact with health care is typically the emergency department. But regardless of the patient’s entry point into the health care setting, a medical home is a best practice; it takes a team approach to primary care and puts the patient at the center of that team.  It is prevention and wellness focused, and access to a medical home can reduce the risk that a medical problem gets worse and requires a hospital visit. More...
July 31, 2009

The Sisters of Charity Foundation of Cleveland has a focus is the Central neighborhood community

The Sisters of Charity Foundation of Cleveland is committed to a more in-depth approach to reducing disparities in health and education in the Central Neighborhood near downtown Cleveland. Residents of this community, like so many in our region, experience poor outcomes in education and health which make it much harder for residents to move out of poverty. More...

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