November 22, 2013

St. Vincent’s Center for Bariatric Surgery celebrates 14th annual graduation ceremony

St. Vincent Charity Medical Center’s Center for Bariatric Surgery held its annual graduation ceremony in October. The celebration marked an opportunity for 66 patients to celebrate success with family and friends. [More]
November 21, 2013

St. Vincent Charity Medical Center presents “New Knee, New Life” to Northeast Ohio and beyond

Throughout the past several weeks, The Plain Dealer and Cleveland.com have been working with St. Vincent Charity Medical Center on the series “New Knee, New Life.” The stories followed one patient’s journey through knee replacement surgery and recovery. The series began on October 25 on Cleveland.com with an introduction to the patient, John Favaloro, and his journey to get a knee replacement with Dr. Lou Keppler, co-director of the Spine and Orthopedic Institute at St. Vincent Charity. After a number of preliminary stories, the surgery took place November 19, and -- for the first time in Northeast Ohio -- participants were able to watch and interact via live video stream, Twitter and Instagram with the St. Vincent Charity Medical Center surgical team as they performed the total knee replacement. [More]
November 20, 2013

Mercy Medical Center participates in national #GivingTuesday initiative December 3

Mercy Medical Center has joined #GivingTuesday, a grassroots campaign for a national day of giving on December 3 at the start of the annual holiday season. Mercy Medical Center is participating to support Mercy’s Mission POSSIBLE campaign. [More]
November 19, 2013

New Knee, New Life: Watch live video, chat during knee replacement at St. Vincent Charity Medical Center

Go inside the operating room this morning at St. Vincent Charity Medical Center as 52-year-old John Favaloro undergoes knee replacement surgery. Watch live video of the surgery starting at 10:30 a.m., and follow along on Twitter, using the hashtags #newknee and #stvknee. [More]
November 18, 2013

The Plain Dealer chronicles St. Vincent Charity Medical Center patient’s knee replacement; live surgery online tomorrow Nov. 19

The Plain Dealer and Cleveland.com continue chronicling the journey of St. Vincent Charity Medical Center patient John Favalaro through his knee replacement surgery. His knee surgery can be seen tomorrow, November 19, via live video feed at Cleveland.com and on Twitter. [More]
November 15, 2013

Providence Heart & Vascular Institute earns highest quality rating for 14th consecutive rating period

Providence Heart & Vascular Institute has, for the fourteenth consecutive rating period, received a “3-star” rating from the Society of Thoracic Surgeons (STS). This rating is based on empirical clinical information, not a patient survey, and exhibits the institute’s long-standing reputation of providing high quality outcomes. [More]
November 13, 2013

Society of Cardiovascular Patient Care features “10 years of greatness” at Mercy Medical Center

The Society of Cardiovascular Patient Care (SCPC) recently published a series of articles and feature story on the achievements of the Mercy Heart Center at Mercy Medical Center. This year marks the 10th anniversary of Mercy being the first hospital nationwide to successfully earn Cycle I Accreditation in 2003 from the SCPC. [More]
November 13, 2013

Becker’s Spine Review names Dr. John Collis from St. Vincent to “90 Spine Surgeon Device Inventors & Innovators to Know” list

John Collis, MD, from St. Vincent Charity Medical Center was recently named to the Becker's Spine Review list of “90 Spinal Surgeon Device Inventors & Innovators to Know.” The list compiles spine surgeons and specialists who developed innovative implant and devices to advance the field. [More]
November 6, 2013

Mercy Medical Center implements genetic testing for heart patients

Mercy Medical Center and Mercy Cardiovascular Institute (MCI) now offer genetic testing as part of their standard of care for heart patients. Another tool in the fight against heart disease, a comprehensive genetic cardiac panel test provides individualized drug metabolism and cardiovascular risk assessments.
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November 4, 2013

BlueCross BlueShield of South Carolina raises money and awareness for Healthy Learners

BlueCross BlueShield of South Carolina continues to be a major supporter of Healthy Learners. Over the summer, employees raised $11,146 in support of Healthy Learners. The insurer also highlighted the work Healthy Learners does in its Giving publication.
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