June 20, 2018

St. Vincent Charity Psychiatric Emergency Department medical director discusses suicide prevention

The St. Vincent Charity Medical Center Psychiatric Emergency Department is one of only two in Ohio and serves as a crisis center, providing a safety net for nearly 4,000 patients annually who need immediate behavioral health care in an emergency setting. In light of recent high-profile suicides and rising suicide rates in Ohio, Dr. Albana Dreshaj, the department’s medical director, offered some advice through the hospital’s radiant blog for those who might be struggling with suicidal thoughts or know someone who is. [More]
June 20, 2018

St. Vincent Charity Psychiatric Emergency Department medical director discusses suicide prevention

The St. Vincent Charity Medical Center Psychiatric Emergency Department is one of only two in Ohio and serves as a crisis center, providing a safety net for nearly 4,000 patients annually who need immediate behavioral health care in an emergency setting. In light of recent high-profile suicides and rising suicide rates in Ohio, Dr. Albana Dreshaj, the department’s medical director, offered some advice through the hospital’s radiant blog for those who might be struggling with suicidal thoughts or know someone who is. [More]
June 7, 2018

Mercy Development Foundation dedicates Huseyin ‘Sam’ Sarikaya, MD, Memorial Laboratory

Mercy Development Foundation recently held a blessing and dedication ceremony of the Huseyin “Sam” Sarikaya, MD, Memorial Laboratory at Mercy Medical Center, part of a donor recognition event for the family and friends of Dr. Sam Sarikaya, a well-known pathologist at Mercy for more than 40 years. [More]
June 1, 2018

Service League raises $140,000 for Mercy Medical Center Safe Caring Initiative

At its annual membership banquet held Thursday in Canton, Mercy Service League presented the Mercy Development Foundation with proceeds from the 2017 Harvest Ball, which totaled $140,000. Last year’s Harvest Ball benefited Mercy Medical Center’s Safe Caring initiative—AvaSure TeleSitter, a video monitoring system for at-risk patients. [More]
May 31, 2018

St. Vincent Charity Medical Center surgeon first to use technology combination for revision knee surgery

Exactech, a developer and producer of bone and joint restoration products and biologic solutions for extremities, knee and hip, recently announced that St. Vincent Charity Medical Center orthopedic surgeon Bernard Stulberg, M.D., was the first surgeon to use two of its technologies in combination to support a revision total knee surgery. [More]
May 24, 2018

Bishop Nelson Perez visits Light of Hearts Villa

Bishop Nelson Perez, head of the Catholic Diocese of Cleveland, celebrated Mass at Light of Hearts Villa on May 22 with residents, employees and supporters. A reception for the bishop and members of the Light of Hearts Villa Board of Directors and other supporters followed Mass. [More]
May 22, 2018

St. Vincent Charity Center for Bariatric Surgery patient realizes a dream in running the Cleveland Marathon

The Center for Bariatric Surgery at St. Vincent Charity Medical Center has had many success stories over the years in helping patients lose weight. One recent success story is Kathryn Ferenz, who lost 130 pounds and ran in the Cleveland Marathon on May 20. WOIO-TV reported on Kathryn’s weight loss prior to the marathon and her newfound passion for running. [More]
May 15, 2018

Sister Judith Ann Karam, CSA, to be inducted into Ohio Hospital Association Hall of Fame

Sister Judith Ann Karam, CSA, congregational leader for the Sisters of Charity of St. Augustine, will be inducted into the Ohio Hospital Association (OHA) Health Care Hall of Fame at the annual OHA recognition dinner June 5 in Columbus. The OHA Hall of Fame honors men and women who have made extraordinary contributions to the delivery of health care for Ohioans. [More]
May 10, 2018

St. Vincent Charity virtual dementia tour gives caregivers a “humbling” exercise in empathy

St. Vincent Charity Medical Center recently hosted a virtual dementia tour for caregivers who wanted to experience how a patient with dementia sees, hears and feels in their world. Run by Crossroads Hospice, the tour is described as an active empathy exercise where participants learn what it’s like to have dementia as they try to perform everyday tasks. [More]
April 27, 2018

Mercy Medical Center first facility in Stark County to use germ-zapping robots

Mercy Medical Center recently became the first and only health-care facility in Stark County to disinfect hospital surfaces using robots that safely emit germicidal ultraviolet (UVC) rays more intense than sunlight to destroy microorganisms, even in shadowed areas. [More]

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