October 28, 2013

St. Vincent Charity Medical Center, Providence Hospitals and St. John Medical Center score high in patient safety

Three Sisters of Charity Health System hospitals achieved high marks in the latest Hospital Safety Score update from The Leapfrog Group. The Hospital Safety Score assigns A, B, C, D and F grades to more than 2,500 hospitals in the United States based on preventable medical errors, injuries, accidents and infections. Within the Sisters of Charity Health System, St. John Medical Center received an “A,” St. Vincent Charity Medical Center received a "B" and Providence Hospitals received “B” in the fall 2013 update from Leapfrog. [More]
October 25, 2013

The Plain Dealer provides look at St. Vincent Charity Medical Center patient’s knee surgery and recovery

St. Vincent Charity Medical Center is working with The Plain Dealer and Cleveland.com on an ongoing story about knee replacement surgery. [More]
September 30, 2013

St. Vincent Charity Medical Center sponsors recovery 5k walk/run in Cleveland

As a part of St. Vincent Charity Medical Center’s celebration of Recovery Month in September, the hospital sponsored the 2013 Celebrating Recovery 5k Walk/Run September 14. Several hundred runners and walkers turned out for the inaugural event. [More]
August 5, 2013

St. Vincent Charity Medical Center doctor’s book conveys risks of tattoos and piercings

Gregory L. Hall, MD, a physician at St. Vincent Charity Medical Center, has published a book about tattoos and piercings titled Teens, Tattoos and Piercings: The health and social impact of permanent body art. As an internist, Dr. Hall said he began exploring the world of tattoos and piercings as a result of seeing patients who expressed regret about having a tattoo or piercing. [More]
July 19, 2013

St. Vincent Charity Medical Center’s Health Literacy Institute helps patients understand and act on health care information

Only 12 percent of American adults are proficient at understanding and acting on health care information and up to 80 percent of medical information provided by health care providers is forgotten immediately by patients. In 2007, with funding from the Sisters of Charity Foundation of Cleveland, St. Vincent Charity Medical Center started the Health Literacy Institute in collaboration with Project Learn to help address these issues. [More]
July 12, 2013

St. Vincent Charity Medical Center earns Blue Distinction in spine surgery

St. Vincent Charity Medical Center is one of only two facilities in the Cleveland area to be designated a Blue Distinction Center in spine surgery by the BlueCross BlueShield Association. [More]
July 9, 2013

St. Vincent Charity Medical Center provides advanced wound care in renovated wound center

Wound care has become a growing issue over the past decade across a wide spectrum of specialties. To meet growing demand for wound care, St. Vincent Charity Medical Center recently renovated and expanded the Wound Center at St. Vincent Charity, including adding new state-of-art hyperbaric oxygen therapy chambers. [More]
May 20, 2013

St. Vincent Charity Medical Center hosting “Living with Mental Illness” event to celebrate Mental Health Month

St. Vincent Charity Medical Center and NAMI Greater Cleveland are celebrating Mental Health Month today (Monday, May 20) from 2 to 4 p.m. with a special presentation, “In Our Own Voice: Living with Mental Illness” at Holy Trinity Chapel in St. Vincent Charity Medical Center. The event features two speakers who will provide a comprehensive, interactive presentation about the reality of living with and overcoming mental illness. [More]
April 29, 2013

St. Vincent Charity Medical Center’s addiction medicine fellowship gets accreditation

St. Vincent Charity Medical Center is one of eight U.S. hospitals nationwide to gain accreditation recently for its addiction medicine fellowship program by the American Board of Addiction Medicine Foundation. [More]
April 24, 2013

St. Vincent Charity Medical Center and Austen BioInnovation form strategic partnership

St. Vincent Charity Medical Center and the Austen BioInnovation Institute in Akron (ABIA) have formed a strategic innovation partnership intended to create an innovation-oriented pathway for surgeons to explore and commercialize new ideas and solutions. Working closely with a select group of surgeons at the hospital, the ABIA partnership will provide St. Vincent with engineering and technology development resources necessary to develop medical devices and solutions that have clinical and commercial potential. [More]

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