February 21, 2018

Olympic athlete turns to St. Vincent surgeon for expertise

When Olympic medalist and former Ohio State gymnast Morgan Hamm suffered a torn Achilles Tendon, he knew immediately he would turn to fellow Buckeye Dr. Michael Canales for help. As a podiatric surgeon at St. Vincent Charity Medical Center's Spine and Orthopedic Institute, Dr. Canales, a member of the Ohio State’s 1996 NCAA Men’s Gymnastics Championship Team, is widely regarded for his expertise in medical and surgical care for foot and ankle injuries, particularly among the nation’s elite athletes. [More]
February 19, 2018

Tell Congress to Keep Working to Provide a Bipartisan Solution to Protect Young Immigrants

The Senate failed to move forward last week with several bills that would have provided a pathway to citizenship for approximately 1.8 million young immigrants, including those currently participating in the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrival's (DACA) program expiring next month. Please ask Congress to keep working to provide a bipartisan solution to protect young immigrants now. [More]
February 16, 2018

Mercy Medical Center sugery chair named Ohio’s First UroLift® Center of Excellence

Steven E. Ochs, M.D., a urologist at Urology One and chair of Mercy Medical Center’s Department of Surgery, performed Ohio’s first UroLift® System implant in 2015 at Mercy Medical Center. Representatives from NeoTract, Inc. recently held a ribbon-cutting ceremony at his office to announce that Dr. Ochs is Ohio’s first to earn designation as a UroLift Center of Excellence. [More]
February 15, 2018

Center for Bariatric Surgery psychologist shares tips for starting an exercise routine

Cleveland.com's weekly health and fitness column 'Stretching Out' recently explored the challenges people-of-size face when embarking on a journey to lose weight. The publication sought the expertise of Dr. Anita Maximin, clinical psychologist in the Center for Bariatric Surgery at St. Vincent Charity Medical Center. [More]
February 15, 2018

Mark Cotleur Joins Sisters of Charity Health System as Senior Vice President of Fund Development

Mark Cotleur has joined the Sisters of Charity Health System as senior vice president for fund development. In this role, he is responsible for overseeing fundraising on behalf of St. Vincent Charity Medical Center in Cleveland, Mercy Medical Center in Canton, Regina Health Center in Richfield, Light of Hearts Villa in Bedford, and six outreach ministries in Ohio and South Carolina. [More]
February 8, 2018

Sisters of Charity Foundation of Cleveland hosting event to celebrate Catholic sisters

National Catholic Sisters Week runs from March 8-14 and the Sisters of Charity Foundation of Cleveland is helping celebrate through involvement with the “Celebrate Catholic Sisters: Turning to Each Other” event March 10 at Magnificat High School in Rocky River. The intercongregational, intergenerational event is open the public and will celebrate the contributions of women religious in the community and explore news ways for Catholic sisters and lay partners to be companions to one another. [More]
February 8, 2018

Dr. Carla O'Day at St. Vincent Charity Medical Center explains the facts about flu

Amid one of the worst flu seasons in nearly a decade, Dr. Carla O’Day, medical director of St. Vincent Charity Medical Center’s Emergency Department, provides clarity on these questions based on her decades of experience treating thousands of flu patients throughout her career. Patients’ best protection against serious complications from the flu is knowing what symptoms to watch for, who is most at-risk and when to seek emergency medical help. [More]
February 5, 2018

Housing First roundtable speaks to connection between collaboration and art

Grantmaking organizations and community partners, including the Sisters of Charity Foundation of Cleveland, sat down recently at the Museum of Contemporary Art Cleveland (MOCA) to discuss the ongoing success of Housing First and reflect on the benefits of collaboration. [More]
February 2, 2018

Radiant blog: St. Vincent Charity pastoral education program fosters new generation of hospital chaplains

The St. Vincent Charity Medical Center Pastoral Care team assists patients and their families with emotional and spiritual care during their stay, regardless of religious affiliation. The St. Vincent Charity Clinical Pastoral Education Program is educating and fostering a new generation of hospital chaplains to tend to the spiritual needs of patients throughout the region. The hospital’s blog, radiant, published an article about the pastoral education program. [More]
February 1, 2018

Sisters of Charity Foundation of South Carolina funding helps educate lawmakers about the intricacies of the health care industry

Acknowledging that the American health care system has become exceedingly difficult to understand, the S.C. Institute of Medicine and Public Health launched a Health Policy Fellows program for state lawmakers that routinely educates elected leaders about the intricacies of the health care industry. Funding for the program is provided by the Sisters of Charity Foundation of South Carolina and the Duke Endowment. [More]

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