July 28, 2015

Statement from Terrence Kessler: Sisters of Charity Health System signs letter of intent for Providence Hospitals to join LifePoint Health

We want you to be among the first to know that we, the Sisters of Charity Health System, have signed a letter of intent for Providence Hospital and Providence Orthopedic Hospital in Columbia, South Carolina to be acquired by LifePoint Health. This is positive opportunity to strengthen Providence for the future and continue its growth as a health care leader in South Carolina. We are pleased that Providence will remain a Catholic health care provider as part of the Diocese of Charleston throughout and beyond this process. [More]
July 24, 2015

St. Vincent Charity Medical Center celebrates Christmas in July at women’s shelter

St. Vincent Charity Medical Center celebrated the holiday season early with a Christmas in July event July 22 at the Norma Herr Women’s Shelter. A group of caregivers traveled to the shelter to deliver gifts and enjoy an evening with residents at the shelter. [More]
July 19, 2015

Providence Hospitals nurse honored for act of heroism

The South Carolina State Guard recently honored Kelly Winters, a senior charge nurse in the cardiac intensive care unit at Providence Hospitals, for his actions during a fiery, multi-vehicle crash in May, presenting him with the Francis Marion Swamp Box Award for heroism. [More]
July 17, 2015

Mercy Medical Center lab achieves reaccreditation from College of American Pathologists

The College of American Pathologists (CAP) recently awarded Mercy Medical Center Pathology and Laboratory Medicine its Cycle 2 CAP 15189 designation, a reaccreditation based on the quality standards outlined by the International Organization for Standardization (ISO). Mercy was the first hospital in Northeast Ohio to achieve CAP 15189 accreditation in 2011. [More]
July 6, 2015

Sister Ignatia Gavin, CSA honored at Alcoholic Anonymous International Assembly

More than 85,000 people gathered July 2nd – 5th, at the Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) International Assembly in Atlanta. There, Sister Judith Ann Karam, CSA, accepted the 35 millionth copy of the Big Book of Alcoholics Anonymous on behalf of the Sisters of Charity of St. Augustine in memory of Sister Ignatia Gavin, CSA, who was commonly referred to as the “angel of Alcoholics Anonymous.” The convention marked AA’s 80th anniversary. [More]
July 2, 2015

SCHS chief procurement officer exceeds savings goal

The Sisters of Charity Health System and its chief procurement officer, Andy Motz, were featured in a recent issue of THE SOURCE, a quarterly magazine published by Health Trust that contains stories about industry issues, best practices, member case studies and more. [More]
July 2, 2015

Providence Hospitals receives American College of Cardiology award for cardiac care

Providence Hospitals is one of only 91 hospitals nationwide to receive the American College of Cardiology’s NCDR ACTION Registry–GWTG Silver Performance Achievement Award for 2015. [More]
July 1, 2015

Breast Health Center at St. John Medical Center now offers 3D mammograpy screening

The Breast Health Center at St. John Medical Center now offers 3D mammography tomosynthesis, the most accurate breast cancer screening available. [More]
June 22, 2015

Mercy Medical Center employee named “OSHIIP coordinator of the year”

Terri Gursky, senior friends coordinator at Mercy Medical Center and Medicare adviser, was recently named 2014 OSHIIP (Ohio Senior Health Insurance Information Program) Coordinator of the Year by the Ohio Department of Insurance. [More]
June 18, 2015

Providence Physicians practices earn national recognition for patient-centered care

The National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA) recently recognized several Providence Hospitals physician practices with the Patient-Centered Medical Home (PCMH) designation. [More]

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