May 20, 2013

St. Vincent Charity Medical Center hosting “Living with Mental Illness” event to celebrate Mental Health Month

St. Vincent Charity Medical Center and NAMI Greater Cleveland are celebrating Mental Health Month today (Monday, May 20) from 2 to 4 p.m. with a special presentation, “In Our Own Voice: Living with Mental Illness” at Holy Trinity Chapel in St. Vincent Charity Medical Center. The event features two speakers who will provide a comprehensive, interactive presentation about the reality of living with and overcoming mental illness. [More]
May 3, 2013

Regina Health Center’s Holy-In-One fundraiser set to tee off June 17

Regina Health Center’s 14th Annual Holy-In-One Golf Outing is set to tee off Monday, June 17 at Westfield Group Country Club in Westfield Center, Ohio. More than 200 golfers are expected for a day of golf, lunch and evening steak cookout, prizes, and a live auction. [More]
April 30, 2013

Regina Health Center celebrates 20 years of caring

In the founding days of Regina Health Center in 1993, a new resident, Sister Miriam Therese, CSJ, walked through the front door for the first time, paused, looked around and said to those around her, “We are many congregations coming to Regina Health Center, but we will be one community.” To mark 20 years, Regina Health Center is hosting a 20th anniversary celebration and fundraising gala September 28 at the historic Silver Grille at the Higbee Building in Cleveland. [More]
April 12, 2013

St. Vincent Charity Medical Center hosting wellness fair Saturday, April 13 in Cleveland

In celebration of April being Minority Health Month, St. Vincent Charity Medical Center is hosting a free community wellness fair Saturday, April 13 from noon to 4 p.m. at the Tri-C Metro campus gym in Cleveland. The wellness fair is being funded by the Sisters of Charity Foundation of Cleveland. [More]
April 10, 2013

Mercy Regional Rehabilitation Center sponsors brain function conference April 13

Mercy Medical Center’s Regional Rehabilitation Center is sponsoring a brain function conference, "The Executive Functions of the Brain & Higher-Order Cognition (Recent Findings & Ideas)," April 13 in Canton, Ohio. The conference, open to physicians, therapists and other health care professionals, is designed to provide the latest information regarding the structure of the brain, the anatomy of the skull and causes of brain problems.
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March 8, 2013

Health System Leaders Continue Call to Extend Medicaid

Through the Affordable Care Act, states may expand Medicaid coverage to persons up to 138 percent of the federal poverty level. Increasing access to Medicaid will give 450,000 to 600,000 uninsured Ohioans and approximately 250,000 uninsured South Carolinians the dignity of health insurance. The debate is in the state legislatures. Voices are needed now to encourage extension of Medicaid coverage. [More]
December 18, 2012

Mercy Medical Center’s Mercy Hospice to benefit from “An Evening with Jim Tressel” January 24

The community is invited to “An Evening with Jim Tressel” January 24 from 6 p.m. until 8:30 p.m. at Lake High School, 1025 Lake Center St., Uniontown, Ohio, to benefit Mercy Hospice. Tressel is the former head football coach at The Ohio State University and currently serves as the vice president of strategic engagement at the University of Akron. He will be holding a meet and greet with dessert from 6 p.m. until 7:30 p.m. at the Lake High School cafeteria. A talk and discussion with Tressel will follow from 7:30 p.m. until 8:30 p.m. in the high school’s performing arts hall. Tickets for the event are $15. To purchase tickets, visit the Seat Yourself website. All proceeds will benefit Mercy Medical Center’s Hospice program. Mercy Hospice is dedicated to helping patients with a life-limiting illness achieve the best quality of life possible while offering respite and comfort to their caregivers and loved ones. Serving adults and children with a terminal illness, Hospice gives patients the opportunity to remain at home, or in a home-like setting, with the people and things they cherish most. Mercy Medical Center is a ministry of the Sisters of Charity Health System.
November 1, 2012

2012 Harvest Ball raises $270,000 to renovate Mercy’s Department of Emergency Medicine

Mercy Service League held its 2012 Harvest Ball on Saturday, October 27 in the Canton Memorial Civic Center’s McKinley Room. The event raised nearly $270,000 to benefit Mercy Emergency Department’s renovation and expansion project. [More]
October 31, 2012

Building Healthy Communities offers free cooking classes for children, teens and moms

Building Healthy Communities hosts free four-week cooking classes for children, teens and moms in Cleveland’s Central and Kinsman neighborhoods to teach healthy eating habits, and how to prepare healthy meals and snacks. Twenty children recently completed Jr. Chef classes taught by Sharon Glaspie, director of Building Healthy Communities, at the new CornUcopia Place kitchen in Cleveland’s Kinsman neighborhood. The Jr. Chef classes, which Glaspie taught with the help of three members of the Garden Boyz, featured lessons on whole grains and high antioxidant foods. Jr. Chef students learned how to make muffins, pumpkin smoothies, turkey burgers and Halloween apple teeth using high antioxidant Red Delicious apples. “It’s important to reach children at an early age because healthy eating habits learned early in life help form the basis for developing a healthy adult lifestyle,” said Glaspie. Mom Chef classes begin Tuesday, November 6 at CornUcopia Place, where Glaspie will teach mothers how to prepare healthy meals that their children will enjoy. The free classes will run for four weeks every Tuesday from 4 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. Contact Julia DiBaggio at 216-341-1455 to reserve a spot in the class or for more information. CornUcopia Place is a community space providing nutrition education, cooking demonstrations, an open event space to be shared with the neighborhood, and a harvest preparation facility for use by local market gardeners. Jr. Chef, Teen Chef and Mom Chef classes are also held on Mondays at Arbor Park Village in Cleveland’s Central neighborhood. Building Healthy Communities is a ministry of the Sisters of Charity Health System. Pictured are participants in a recent Jr. Chef class, learning to make healthy whole grain muffins.
October 24, 2012

St. Vincent Charity Medical Center hosts Pizzazz fundraising event for nearly 1,000

Nearly 1,000 friends and supporters of St. Vincent Charity Medical Center enjoyed the Pizzazz 2012 Gala October 13 at Cleveland Public Hall in downtown Cleveland. Pizzazz is the signature fundraising event supporting the mission of St. Vincent Charity Medical Center. This year’s event is expected to generate more than $675,000. In addition to dinner, a live auction and dancing to the music of the Jerry Bruno orchestra, St. Vincent Charity Medical Center presented the St. Vincent de Paul Award to Jack and Mary Jane Breen (pictured to the right) and PNC Bank at the event. The honorees were recognized for their steadfast commitment to and unwavering embrace of the values exemplified by Catholic social teaching. The award is given in honor of St. Vincent de Paul, the patron saint of St. Vincent Charity Medical Center who embodied the spirit of true charity. It is given to a community leader and a corporate organization that exemplify the spirit of St. Vincent through servant leadership, friendship, counsel and community involvement toward the greater good of the Cleveland community. “It is through the generous support of individuals such as Jack and Mary Jane Breen and organizations such as PNC Bank that St. Vincent Charity can continue meeting the needs of the community,” said David F. Perse, M.D., president and CEO of St. Vincent Charity. “They truly embody the spirit and teachings of St. Vincent de Paul and their leadership serves as a great example for others.” The St. Vincent de Paul Award was presented by Sister Judith Ann Karam, CSA, president and CEO of the Sisters of Charity Health System, and Christopher M. Connor, chairman and CEO of Sherwin-Williams and chairman of the event. Proceeds from the gala support St. Vincent Charity Medical Center’s ongoing commitment to provide clinically excellent and compassionate care to all. St. Vincent Charity Medical Center is a ministry of the Sisters of Charity Health System. To see more photos from the event, click here.

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