July 26, 2017

Light of Hearts Villa relies on dedicated volunteers to provide mission-driven care

Light of Hearts Villa provides premier senior residential living services through compassionate, faith-based, mission-driven and person-centered care—and its cadre of dedicated volunteers are essential to carrying out that mission. Two of its longest serving volunteers were profiled in the most recent issue of the "Villa Voices" newsletter. Read the complete newsletter for additional news, upcoming events and more. [More]
July 24, 2017

Crain's Cleveland: Uber could improve access for addiction recovery

St. Vincent Charity Medical Center recently launched a pilot program offering free Uber transportation for addiction patients participating in Rosary Hall’s Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP). The program creates greater access to those seeking treatment for addiction, including opioid and alcohol, and increases a patient’s chances for success.

Crain's Cleveland Business published the following story on the program: Uber could improve access for addiction recovery... [More]
July 24, 2017

St. Vincent Charity Medical Center offers free Uber transportation for Rosary Hall addiction patients

St. Vincent Charity Medical Center has launched a pilot program offering free Uber transportation for addiction patients participating in Rosary Hall’s Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP). The program creates greater access to those seeking treatment for addiction, including opioid and alcohol, and increases a patient’s chances for success.

“We know one thing with certainty – Rosary Hall’s intensive treatment program works. However, it only works if patients are able to make every session and receive the support necessary to continue their journey toward recovery,” said Dr. Ted Parran, associate medical director of Rosary Hall. “For so many of our addiction patients, financial challenges and a means of reliable transportation present major obstacles, which often cause a patient to relapse or drop out of their recovery program.”

St. Vincent Charity’s new pilot provides individualized transportation utilizing a proprietary HIPAA-compliant, digital platform developed by Circulation that connects Uber with patients and care providers to bring patients to IOP Treatment at Rosary Hall. [More]
July 11, 2017

Mercy Medical Center Names Interim President & CEO

Mercy Medical Center has announced the appointment of Paul C. Hiltz, FACHE, as interim CEO. He will join Mercy Medical Center on July 24. His appointment will allow a smooth transition of leadership following the recent announcement of president and CEO Thomas E. Cecconi’s retirement plans at the end of this year. Cecconi will remain with Mercy through December as president emeritus, and will assist in the leadership transition, as well as support Mercy in its community, development and medical staff relations. [More]
July 11, 2017

Letter opposing Senate ACA replacement from Sisters of Charity CEO and other local health care leaders published in Crain’s Cleveland Business

The Sisters of Charity Health System has repeatedly voiced its opposition to the versions of legislation in both the U.S. Senate and House of Representatives to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act. Health system President and CEO Tom Strauss joined four other Medicaid providers in Ohio in writing a letter to U.S. Sen Rob Portman opposing the Senate’s ACA replacement bill. Crain’s Cleveland Business recently published an article about the letter. [More]
July 10, 2017

Sisters of Charity statement on Ohio House of Representatives decision to maintain Medicaid freeze veto

The Sisters of Charity Health System commends the Ohio House of Representatives for not overriding the Governor John Kasich’s veto of a state budget provision that would have frozen Medicaid expansion enrollment. The Kasich administration had estimated that 500,000 low-income Ohioans would lose health coverage within 18 months of a Medicaid freeze. [More]
July 1, 2017

Mercy Service League has been successfully raising funds and awareness for Mercy since 1975

Mercy Medical Center’s Mercy Service League has raised more than $6 million since it was founded in 1975. The mission of the Mercy Service League is to support the ideals and philosophies of Mercy Medical Center, which is a ministry of the Sisters of Charity Health System, through friendship, fellowship and fundraising. The success Mercy Service League has had in raising funds for the hospital was recently highlighted in The Suburbanite. [More]
June 29, 2017

St. Vincent Charity advanced hip replacement procedure featured in The Plain Dealer

St. Vincent Charity Medical Center and Bernard Stulberg, M.D., orthopedic surgeon, were recently featured in The Plain Dealer about the use of an active robot in hip replacement surgeries. Dr. Stulberg is the first in the United States to use technology that enables a surgeon-controlled robot to cut the bone to precise shape and position. It is expected to increase the accuracy of hip implant placement and improve long-term outcomes for patients. [More]
June 27, 2017

Sisters of Charity Health System Statement on the Senate's draft health care bill: the Better Care Reconciliation Act

The Sisters of Charity Health System believes families and communities are stronger when everyone has access to quality, affordable health care. Like many in the health care provider community, we stand in opposition to the Senate’s draft health care bill, called the Better Care Reconciliation Act (BCRA). The Senate proposal would have a devastating impact on our nation's most vulnerable populations. According to analysis by the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office, the BCRA would lead to 22 million more uninsured U.S. residents by 2026. [More]
June 9, 2017

Mercy Medical Center receives Get With The Guidelines-Heart Failure Gold Plus Quality Achievement Award

Mercy Medical Center’s Mercy Heart Center has received the Get With The Guidelines®-Heart Failure Gold Plus Quality Achievement Award for implementing specific quality improvement measures outlined by the American Heart Association/American College of Cardiology Foundation’s secondary prevention guidelines for patients with heart failure. [More]

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