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

Light of Hearts Villa to host Cleveland Ballet April 14 for special performance

Light of Hearts Villa is hosting the Cleveland Ballet on Friday, April 14 at 6:30 p.m. for a free performance that is open to the community. Reservations are requested and can be made by calling 440-232-1991. [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 4, 2017

Mercy Medical Center radiology technologist honored by statewide organization

The Ohio Society of Radiologic Technologists (OSRT) recently presented Gary Greathouse, Mercy Medical Center director of the radiology tech program, with its technologist of the year award. [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

St. Vincent Charity receives $200,000 grant for resilient youth project

The Resilient Youth Project will enroll 20 youth ages 13-15 years from the neighborhood in work and activities designed to teach both life and job skills, as well as promote education and community impact, all while earning a small stipend. A dedicated employee from St. Vincent Charity will oversee the Resilient Youth Project. [More]
March 23, 2017

Sisters of Charity Health System continues to oppose proposed House GOP ACA repeal bill and Medicaid cuts

The House is scheduled to vote March 23 on legislation to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act (ACA). The American Health Care Act would impose major structural changes and funding limits to the Medicaid program, disrupting coverage for some of our nation's most vulnerable populations. The legislation also would replace current subsidies for coverage under the ACA with tax credits that will disproportionately exclude the poor, the sick and older Americans from affordable coverage. Because of these reasons and more, the Sisters of Charity Health System is strongly opposed to this ACA “Repeal and Replace” legislation [More]
March 16, 2017

Cleveland Magazine Features 100-Day Challenge to End Youth Homelessness

As one of three communities selected nationally for the 100-Day Challenge to end youth homelessness, Cleveland’s team exceeded its ambitious goal by housing 105 homeless young adults in Cuyahoga County in 100 days. Cleveland Magazine recently published commentary and an extensive feature on the experiences of four young adults housed through the course of the 100-Day Challenge. [More]

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