December 7, 2017

Angel figurines continue to draw attention to Light of Hearts Villa

Light of Hearts Villa is receiving worldwide attention for its extensive angel figurine display, which is on exhibit daily during December and January. The latest publication to write about the display is Crux, which covers “all things Catholic” around the world. [More]
December 6, 2017

Mercy Medical Center nurse elected to leadership role for forensic nursing association

The Ohio Chapter of the International Association of Forensic Nurses has voted Mercy Medical Center employee, Sarah Schemmel, RN, as president-elect of the organization. Schemmel serves as the hospital’s HAVEN program (Healing After Violent Encounters Network) clinical manager. She helped launch Mercy’s HAVEN program in April 2016. [More]
November 24, 2017

Second annual #weGiveCatholic online crowdfunding event happens November 28

Several ministries of the Sisters of Charity Health System will be participating in the second-annual online day of Catholic giving in Northeast Ohio. The event is called #weGiveCatholic and happens Tuesday, November 28, which is Giving Tuesday—a national day of giving for nonprofits. You can help by sharing the news and/or making a gift. [More]
November 21, 2017

Mercy Medical Center receives 9th consecutive EPA ENERGY STAR certification

Mercy Medical Center was recently awarded the EPA’s ENERGY STAR certification for the 9th consecutive year. Mercy is one of only four hospitals in the United States, and the only one in Ohio, to earn this designation nine years in a row. [More]
November 17, 2017

Sisters of Charity Health System statement on repeal of the ACA individual mandate

The Senate Finance Committee will soon release tax legislation that includes a repeal of the individual mandate under the Affordable Care Act (ACA). This proposal would lead to a devastating increase of 13 million in the number of uninsured in our nation, and further destabilize the health insurance market. Please contact your senators now and ask them to oppose any legislation that includes a repeal of the individual mandate under the ACA. [More]
November 13, 2017

Joseph’s Home builds medical respite capacity with hiring of new medical director

With a gift from the Elisabeth Severance Prentiss Foundation, Joseph’s Home was able to recently hire a new medical director, which was a big step forward in building its medical respite capacity to better serve homeless men with acute medical needs who need a place to heal and achieve independence. Harikrishna C. Ponnam, M.D., from St. Vincent Charity Medical Center, began in this new part-time role October 1. [More]
November 10, 2017

St. Vincent Charity Medical Center establishes pain management clinic

In a comprehensive effort to improve patient overall health and quality of life, St. Vincent Charity Medical Center has partnered with Pain Management Group to open a new center offering a balanced treatment plan to address chronic and acute pain. [More]
November 9, 2017

Catholic Health World: Ministry systems tackle transportation barriers for vulnerable patients

Transportation is too often a barrier to health. St. Vincent Charity Medical Center launched a pilot program in June offering free Uber transportation for addiction patients participating in Rosary Hall’s Intensive Outpatient Program. St. Vincent Charity and several other hospitals across the nation are featured in Catholic Health World for implementing innovative transportation programs for the most vulnerable. [More]
November 7, 2017

Regina Health Center staff discuss what it means to carry out the ministry’s mission

Regina Health Center (RHC) has the fortune of employing a staff of dedicated and caring individuals, who carry out the ministry’s mission each day. A few of them discussed what it means to work for the RHC mission in the recent issue of "The Heart of Regina Health Center" newsletter. [More]
November 6, 2017

Mercy Service League’s 2017 Harvest Ball raises funds to benefit Mercy’s Safe Caring Initiative

Mercy Medical Center’s Mercy Service League held its signature fundraising event, the 2017 Harvest Ball, October, 21 at the Canton Memorial Civic Center Auditorium. The event raised more than $240,000, with proceeds benefiting Mercy’s Safe Caring initiative—AvaSure TeleSitter, a video monitoring system for at-risk patients. [More]

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