April 6, 2017

Light of Hearts Villa to host Cleveland Ballet April 14 for special performance

Light of Hearts Villa is hosting the Cleveland Ballet on Friday, April 14 at 6:30 p.m. for a free performance that is open to the community. Reservations are requested and can be made by calling 440-232-1991. [More]
April 6, 2017

Opioids: Know the Risks (#KnowTheRX) campaign is critical in fighting Northeast Ohio's opioid epidemic

Officials kicked off an expansive awareness campaign on Wednesday, April 5, about the risks of prescription opioid abuse, which is a critical component in the fight against a heroin and fentanyl epidemic that has claimed thousands of lives in Cuyahoga County.

The "Know the Risks" campaign is a collaborative effort among local agencies and organizations, production companies, hospitals – including St. Vincent Charity Medical Center – and media outlets. The campaign will include news coverage, public service announcements, commercials, print advertisements and social media outreach on the risks associated with prescription opioids. [More]
April 4, 2017

Mercy Medical Center radiology technologist honored by statewide organization

The Ohio Society of Radiologic Technologists (OSRT) recently presented Gary Greathouse, Mercy Medical Center director of the radiology tech program, with its technologist of the year award. [More]
March 31, 2017

Mercy Medical Center profiles rehab patient’s story

Brian Snyder was gradually losing his physical motor skills. Despite diagnostic test results that came back normal, William Washington, M.D., physical rehabilitative medicine physician and medical director of Mercy Regional Rehabilitation Center, knew something wasn't right. Brian considers his first meeting with Dr. Washington a divine appointment. His story was featured in a recent article on Mercy Medical Center’s Mercy Mission Blog. [More]
March 30, 2017

Health care and community leaders welcome new SCHS president & CEO at GCHI event

Cleveland and Northeast Ohio medical and community leaders recently gathered at the Global Center for Health Innovation to welcome Thomas J. Strauss as president & CEO of the Sisters of Charity Health System. More than 300 community and industry leaders gathered for the event, which featured a keynote from Tom, as well as remarks from Sister Judith Ann Karam CSA, congregational leader of the Sisters of Charity of St. Augustine; Robert Spangler M.D., board chair of the Sisters of Charity Health System; and Cuyahoga County Executive Armond Budish. [More]
March 29, 2017

St. Vincent Charity receives $200,000 grant for resilient youth project

The Resilient Youth Project will enroll 20 youth ages 13-15 years from the neighborhood in work and activities designed to teach both life and job skills, as well as promote education and community impact, all while earning a small stipend. A dedicated employee from St. Vincent Charity will oversee the Resilient Youth Project. [More]
March 23, 2017

Sisters of Charity Health System continues to oppose proposed House GOP ACA repeal bill and Medicaid cuts

The House is scheduled to vote March 23 on legislation to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act (ACA). The American Health Care Act would impose major structural changes and funding limits to the Medicaid program, disrupting coverage for some of our nation's most vulnerable populations. The legislation also would replace current subsidies for coverage under the ACA with tax credits that will disproportionately exclude the poor, the sick and older Americans from affordable coverage. Because of these reasons and more, the Sisters of Charity Health System is strongly opposed to this ACA “Repeal and Replace” legislation [More]
March 10, 2017

Sisters of Charity Health System opposes proposed House GOP ACA repeal bill and Medicaid cuts

The Sisters of Charity Health System is strongly opposed to the House GOP’s Affordable Care Act (ACA) “Repeal and Replace” legislation that asks the low-income and most vulnerable in our country to bear the brunt of the cuts to our health care system. In addition to moving away from an effective coverage expansion that has provided health care to more than 20 million working people, this proposal would also take many backward steps in the continual effort to improve our health care system. [More]
March 3, 2017

St. Vincent Charity Medical Center recognizes bariatric patient’s story

Last year, Michelle Sparacino was able to celebrate her success in losing 170 pounds at St. Vincent Charity Medical Center’s My New Life Celebration—an annual recognition event for patients who are at least one year out from bariatric surgery. Her story was featured in an article that ran in the hospital’s online monthly newsletter. [More]
March 2, 2017

Mercy Medical Center marketing employee recognized for excellence

Jennifer Michelle Stranger, Mercy Medical Center marketing representative, earned the “2017 Achievements in Excellence Award” from the National Sales & Marketing Executives (NSME) Akron/Canton chapter at an awards dinner February 28 in Akron. [More]

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