August 20, 2013

St. John Medical Center Festival of the Arts attracts record crowd and more than 200 artists

The 2013 St. John Medical Center Festival of the Arts celebrated its 20th anniversary July 12-14 with record crowds and a weekend filled with beautiful weather. Click "More" for a link to see photos from the festival. [More]
August 5, 2013

St. Vincent Charity Medical Center doctor’s book conveys risks of tattoos and piercings

Gregory L. Hall, MD, a physician at St. Vincent Charity Medical Center, has published a book about tattoos and piercings titled Teens, Tattoos and Piercings: The health and social impact of permanent body art. As an internist, Dr. Hall said he began exploring the world of tattoos and piercings as a result of seeing patients who expressed regret about having a tattoo or piercing. [More]
August 1, 2013

Eight years of results show SPARK Ohio children begin school better prepared to succeed

For the eighth year in a row, evaluation results have shown that SPARK children begin school better prepared to succeed than their peers. SPARK children have outscored their non-SPARK peers on the Kindergarten Readiness Assessment—Literacy every year since 2005 (when the first SPARK children began kindergarten), to a statistically significant degree. [More]
July 31, 2013

Sisters of Charity Foundation of Cleveland helps Catholic sisters collaborate to respond to unmet needs in Cleveland’s Collinwood neighborhood

Initially funded by a $20,000 grant from the Sisters of Charity Foundation of Cleveland’s Collaboration for Ministry Initiative grant program, the Collinwood Neighborhood Catholic Ministries is a group of Catholic sisters and their lay co-workers who respond to unmet needs in Cleveland’s Collinwood neighborhood. [More]
July 30, 2013

SPARK Ohio expands its reach to four new sites

SPARK Ohio continues to expand its reach around the state by adding four new sites for the 2013-2014 school year, as well as being replicated in Franklin County. This fall, 16 Ohio school district neighborhoods in nine different counties will be working toward positive outcomes and smoother transitions into kindergarten as a result of SPARK. [More]
July 26, 2013

Cleveland Central Promise Neighborhood’s little free library event featured on local TV news

The Cleveland Central Promise Neighborhood held a “little free library” event July 16, where teams of volunteers assembled and decorated six little free libraries to be installed at sites around Cleveland’s Central neighborhood. [More]
July 19, 2013

St. Vincent Charity Medical Center’s Health Literacy Institute helps patients understand and act on health care information

Only 12 percent of American adults are proficient at understanding and acting on health care information and up to 80 percent of medical information provided by health care providers is forgotten immediately by patients. In 2007, with funding from the Sisters of Charity Foundation of Cleveland, St. Vincent Charity Medical Center started the Health Literacy Institute in collaboration with Project Learn to help address these issues. [More]
July 18, 2013

With support from Sisters of Charity Foundation of Canton, community agencies increase efficiency and services

Basic aid and emergency assistance providers like Goodwill Industries can attest to the steady need for food, clothing, and shelter for individuals in Stark County. After many years of discussion and debate in the community, a formal group of nonprofits (including the Sisters of Charity Foundation of Canton) began meeting in October 2009 to improve the efficiency of providing emergency assistance to individuals in Stark County. [More]
July 16, 2013

Two Sisters of Charity hospitals ranked among best in state and specialties by U.S. News and World Report

Released today, U.S. News and World Report’s coveted annual “Best Hospitals” rankings for 2013-2014 recognize two hospitals of the Sisters of Charity Health System – Mercy Medical Center and St. John Medical Center – as being among the best in Ohio, and as delivering “high performance” care in multiple specialties. [More]
July 15, 2013

Sisters of Charity Foundation of Canton awards $628,700 in grants during first half of 2013

The Sisters of Charity Foundation of Canton awarded more than $628,000 in grants to 11 organizations in the Canton area during the first and second quarters of 2013 to address the needs of the poor and underserved in the community. [More]

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