August 23, 2013

Catholic Community Connection hosting annual symposium “Implications of Vatican II for Catholic Social Ministries”

Catholic Community Connection is hosting its annual symposium August 23 at John Carroll University in University Heights, Ohio. Author and John Carroll Professor Edward P. Hahnenberg, PhD, is delivering the keynote address, “Called to Be Leaven in the World: Implications of Vatican II for Catholic Social Ministries.” [More]
August 21, 2013

Cleveland Central Promise Neighborhood welcomes newest Promise Ambassadors

The Cleveland Central Promise Neighborhood recently held a graduation ceremony to welcome its newest class of neighborhood Promise Ambassadors. The ambassadors, who include youth and adult residents of Cleveland’s Central Neighborhood, serve as leaders and emissaries for the Cleveland Central Promise Neighborhood initiative. [More]
August 20, 2013

Providence Heart & Vascular Institute earns BlueCross BlueShield highest cardiac care rating

BlueCross BlueShield of South Carolina again named Providence Hospitals’ Providence Heart & Vascular Institute a “Blue Distinction Center+” for cardiac care. The distinction singles out leading institutions that deliver better outcomes in patient care and meet strict clinical criteria developed by national organizations. [More]
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]

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