May 21, 2012
The South Carolina Center for Fathers and Families will celebrate its tenth anniversary at an August 2 event at The Zone at Williams Brice Stadium, featuring guest speaker for the event is Coach Sam Wyche. [More]
May 10, 2012
The 2012 Ohio Health Literacy Conference Series launches May 24 as a forum for people involved with health care to increase health literacy awareness and share resources to improve health literacy and ultimately, health outcomes. Sessions will be held May 24, June 13 and September 13, followed by a daylong Ohio Health Literacy Conference on October 26.
The individual sessions and conference are sponsored by St. Vincent Charity Medical Center and Project Learn. They are designed for a variety of health care-focused workers, including:
Hospital/health care staff
Health care administrators
Public health professionals
Nurses, and more
View the event listing here or view the conference series brochure here.
The introductory session on May 24, “Health Literacy: What Is It, What To Do About It, Why Is It Important?,” will increase the awareness of health literacy, describe the scope and implications of the health literacy problem, identity barriers faced by both patients and clinicians, and highlight specific strategies that enhance and further health literacy.
The sessions on June 13 and September 13 also include the “Writing for Easier Reading Workshop,” which is a skill-building session that will help participants learn how to re-write complex materials into plain language. It will focus on terminology related to health care, and it will also include exercises in assessing reading levels of written materials. The workshop, taught by industry experts, is an interactive, hands-on guide to the key principles of plain language usage that will enable caregivers to put their newly acquired skills into practice.
The culminating Conference Day on October 26 will provide participants with information on the relationship between health literacy and health outcomes, tools to use in daily practice to enhance clear communication, and resources which will assist in creating a new path toward improved understanding. Participants will hear from national and local experts and engage in interactive demonstrations.
The sessions and conference include CEU opportunities and are CME approved. Pharmacy and social worker educational credits are also available. Click here for more information and to register.
May 7, 2012
Staff members of the Sisters of Charity Health System participated in The Diversity Center of Northeast Ohio’s Walk, Rock & Run event on May 5. [More]
March 8, 2012
The Sisters of Charity Health System was pleased to be a supporting sponsor of Cleveland Mayor Frank Jackson’s State of the City Address today. Pictured with Mayor Jackson are (from left) Sr. Judith Ann Karam, CSA, Sisters of Charity Health System president and CEO, Sr. Joan Gallagher, CSA, and Joanne Clark, St. Vincent Charity Development Foundation. For a copy of the mayor's speech in its entirety, visit the City of Cleveland's website. You can also read more about it at WCPN's website.
February 28, 2012
With one week until voting on March 6, the Sisters of Charity Health System reminds residents of Cuyahoga County to support Issue 15, the 2012 Cuyahoga County Health and Human Services renewal levy.The Sisters of Charity Health System (SCHS) Board of Directors recently passed a resolution endorsing Issue 15, the 2012 Cuyahoga County Health and Human Services renewal levy. The resolution noted in part “Whereas, SCHS and our sponsored ministries address the critical needs of adults, families, youth and children in our communities; and our mission therefore mirrors the intent of the Health and Human Services levy; and whereas, we share a mutual interest with Cuyahoga County in advancing the common good, particularly for our low-income and vulnerable neighbors; now therefore, be it resolved that the Board of Directors of SCHS recognizes the far-reaching importance of the passage of Issue 15 …and … that the Board of Directors of SCHS supports the renewal of Issue 15… and encourages the individual and organizational members of the Health System and our sponsored ministries to join this Board in actively advocating for its passage on Tuesday, March 6, 2012.” The SCHS Board of Directors welcomed Matt Carroll, Chief of Staff, Cuyahoga County Executive Ed FitzGerald, to its board meeting earlier this month. Carroll spoke with members of the board and received a copy of the approved resolution. For pictures from his visit, please visit the SCHS Facebook page.
June 28, 2011
Fresh, locally grown fresh fruit and vegetables raised by Cleveland urban teen farmers known as the Garden Boyz will be available for purchase bi-weekly at the Solon Medical Campus of St. Vincent Charity Medical Center.
Garden Boyz is an urban teen farmers program of Building Healthy Communities, which is a ministry of the Sisters of Charity Health System. The young farmers grow pesticide-free produce in Cleveland using organic methods for farmers markets, including those held at St. Vincent Charity Medical Center, the Cuyahoga County administration building and Western Reserve Area on Aging senior programs. More...
June 24, 2011
Eighteen abstracts have been selected for break-out sessions at the inaugural Ohio Health Literacy Conference being held October 12-13 at the Renaissance Hotel in Cleveland. More...
June 17, 2011
Bids are now being accepted for the online auction for the 5th annual Destination Ohio, a fund-raising event for the Early Childhood Resource Center. A live auction will take place on June 23 at The Canton Club, located at 101 Central Plaza South in Canton, Ohio.
Destination Ohio’s mission is to promote state tourism and local businesses while raising money to support programs and services at the Early Childhood Resource Center. More...
June 17, 2011
In celebration of Father’s Day, programs of the South Carolina Center for Fathers and Families are holding a series of family-friendly events, June 18.More...
June 17, 2011
St. John Medical Center, which is co-owned by University Hospitals and Sisters of Charity Health System, was featured in a recent Sun Newspapers article describing details of the planned renovations and upcoming groundbreaking ceremony to kick-off the project.
St. John Medical Center in Westlake is set for a major overhaul More...