July 28, 2009

St. Vincent Charity Hospital recognized by Premier healthcare alliance for high-quality patient care, operational efficiency

Cleveland, OH, July16, 2009 – St. Vincent Charity Hospital today announced it has been recognized by the Premier healthcare alliance as a winner of the Premier Award for Quality (AFQ). St. Vincent Charity Hospital is one of 23 winners out of more than 3,796 eligible hospitals nationwide. The AFQ recognizes leading healthcare organizations that efficiently provide outstanding patient care and consistently set the standard in clinical excellence nationwide. Distinguished by its consideration of performance-based criteria, including clinical quality outcomes, resource utilization and clinical process indicators, the AFQ measures top performers at the overall hospital level. More...
July 27, 2009

Drs. Collis and Keppler featured on Good Company

Dr. John Collis and Dr. Louis Keppler, co-directors of the St. Vincent Charity Hospital Spine & Orthopedic Institute, were on Good Company on Friday with Fred Griffith. Watch the interview here.
July 24, 2009

SCHS hopeful about 2010 federal appropriations requests

We learned this week that some of our 2010 federal appropriations requests have moved another step forward. We're grateful to the support of our federal elected officials in Ohio and South Carolina. Here's what we know about recent House Labor-Health and Human Services Committee action: More...
July 23, 2009

St. Vincent Charity Hospital opens $6.9 million Emergency Department

CLEVELAND — July 20, 2009 — St. Vincent Charity Hospital announces the grand opening of its newly renovated Emergency Department. A public blessing and reception will be held at 3 p.m. Thursday, July 23 on the hospital’s front lawn. The Most Reverend Bishop Richard G. Lennon will lead the blessing ceremony. More...
July 22, 2009

SCHS "can't wait" for health reform

Back in May, a group of employees from the Sisters of Charity Health System made health reform personal by creating signs expressing why they can't wait for health reform. We submitted those to the Catholic Health Association as part of their "I Can't Wait" for health reform photo essay project. The video was shown at the Catholic Health Association Annual Assembly in June and lo and behold many of our photos made the final film. You can see the full CHA video here. More...
July 20, 2009

St. Vincent featured in ideastream special on diabetes

Airing at 8 p.m. on Thursday, July 23, WVIZ/ideastream will present "Diabetes: The Constant Shadow." St. Vincent Charity Hospital contributed by providing a patient from Joslin Diabetes Center for interview and allowed filming to take place at a community screening at Lupica Towers.
May 22, 2009

SCHS at the City Club with Sen. Sherrod Brown

We were a sponsor of Sen. Sherrod Brown's State of Health Care Reform address at The City Club of Cleveland on May 21. Here are some photos from the event. More...
March 6, 2009

Sisters of Charity Health and University Hospitals sign nonbinding letter of intent

CLEVELAND, Ohio – March 3, 2009 – The Sisters of Charity Health System (SCHS) and University Hospitals (UH) have jointly announced a non-binding letter of intent to modify their existing 50/50 not-for-profit ownership structures of St. Vincent Charity Hospital in Cleveland and Mercy Medical Center in Canton. An equal 50/50 joint venture between SCHS and UH will remain at St. John West Shore Hospital with the addition of UH assuming operations through a new management agreement. More...

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