April 11, 2017

Changes to proposed ACA repeal bill would make health coverage less accessible and affordable for low-income and most vulnerable Americans

The House continues to consider legislation to “repeal and replace” the Affordable Care Act (ACA). The American Health Care Act (AHCA) proposes not only to make major changes to the insurance coverage provisions of the ACA—eliminating the individual and employer mandate, premium tax credits, and cost-sharing subsidies—but also to fundamentally restructure the Medicaid program.The Sisters of Charity Health System maintains its opposition to the AHCA, legislation that would lead to the loss of health coverage for 24 million people. [More]
April 10, 2017

St. Vincent Charity Medical Center launches campaign to expand Rosary Hall

In the fight against addition, St. Vincent Charity Medical Center is a dedicated community partner. The hospital’s experienced team at Rosary Hall, which provides comprehensive inpatient and outpatient addiction treatment, been developing their approach and restoring patients to recovery for more than 65 years. The hospital recently launched a campaign to expand this work. [More]
April 8, 2017

Opioids: Know the Risks (#KnowTheRX) campaign garners expansive coverage

Officials recently kicked off an expansive awareness campaign on the risks of prescription opioid abuse -- a critical component in the fight against a heroin and fentanyl epidemic that has claimed thousands of lives in Cuyahoga County. The Opioids: Know the Risks (#KnowTheRX) 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 7, 2017

United Way of Greater Cleveland receives $4.51 million grant to implement social service assessment with four clinical partners, including St. Vincent Charity Medical Center

United Way of Greater Cleveland received a $4.51 million grant from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) to establish the CMS Accountable Health Communities (AHC) Model. Four clinical partners will adopt the model designed to connect patients with social service resources – Cleveland Clinic for primary care and emergency health service, MetroHealth for primary care, emergency health and labor and delivery service, St. Vincent Charity Medical Center for behavioral health service and Care Alliance Health Center for primary care. United Way is one of only two organizations selected in the state of Ohio and one of 32 selected nationally. [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 3, 2017

Sisters of Charity Foundation of South Carolina educates lawmakers during Foundations on the Hill

Sisters of Charity Foundation of South Carolina Vice President of Initiatives and Public Policy Stephanie Kripa Cooper-Lewter was recently in Washington, D.C., meeting with lawmakers to educate them about the foundation’s work and about philanthropy in general as part of the 2017 Foundations on the Hill event. [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

Cleveland hosts event for National Catholic Sisters Week

National Catholic Sisters Week (NCSW) 2017 took place March 8-14. This annual celebration was created to honor and celebrate the lives, legacies and vital contributions of Catholic sisters. The Sisters of Charity Foundation of Cleveland helped host an NCSW event, Race and Grace: Let's Talk About It, an energizing intergenerational dialogue on race. [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

Healthy Learners adds new officers to board of trustees

Healthy Learners recently announced a new slate of officers to its board of trustees for the next two years. The new officers are: Chairman Matthew Roberts of Nexsen Pruet, LLC; Vice Chairman Deborah D. Locklair of McLeod Health; Secretary Cleo F. Richardson of the Pee Dee Education Center; and Treasurer Rich Williams of Unum US. [More]

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