August 6, 2009

St. John West Shore dedication ceremony for holistic birthing suite

St. John West Shore's Holistic Birthing Center is first of its kind in Northeast Ohio. The Holistic Birthing Center was designed for healthy, low-risk mothers and healthy babies. Birth is a normal process and intervention is typically not needed for healthy mothers. However, unlike natural childbirth at home, the Holistic Birthing Center offers the safety net of around-the-clock pediatric and obstetric physician coverage. A dedication ceremony was held August 5th, Wednesday evening, where the center was blessed. For more information click here.
August 5, 2009

St. John West Shore accredited as a chest pain center with PCI

A celebration to congratulate all those who helped St. John West Shore Hospital receive its designation as an accredited Chest Pain Center with PCI (Percutaneous Coronary Intervention) was recently held at Bubba’s Barbecue in Avon Lake, Ohio. More...
July 31, 2009

Patient-Centered Medical Home Model

St. Vincent Charity Hospital is using the medical home model to improve access to health care. The medical home housed within the Health Clinic has begun to address the issue for those patients whose first contact with health care is typically the emergency department. But regardless of the patient’s entry point into the health care setting, a medical home is a best practice; it takes a team approach to primary care and puts the patient at the center of that team.  It is prevention and wellness focused, and access to a medical home can reduce the risk that a medical problem gets worse and requires a hospital visit. More...
July 31, 2009

The Sisters of Charity Foundation of Cleveland has a focus is the Central neighborhood community

The Sisters of Charity Foundation of Cleveland is committed to a more in-depth approach to reducing disparities in health and education in the Central Neighborhood near downtown Cleveland. Residents of this community, like so many in our region, experience poor outcomes in education and health which make it much harder for residents to move out of poverty. More...
July 30, 2009

Mercy Medical Center's Robotic Surgery

Mercy  Medical Center became the first area hospital to offer robotic MIS, or laparoscopic surgery. Below you will see pictures of the state-of-the-art medical equipment. For more information, click here. More...
July 29, 2009

Centenarians in area keep up full schedule

102nd birthday party All of her adult life, Georgia Carter cooked for others. In fact, that's how the Akron woman earned her living. She was a personal cook for many years for a prominent physician's family. She was self-taught, didn't use recipes. And her clients were always satisfied. Mrs. Carter has long since put away her apron. In fact, she's been a resident at the Arbors of Fairlawn, a skilled nursing facility, and now has others cooking for her. More...
July 28, 2009

Pictures from the Premier Award for Quality Special Event

Pictured from left to right: Dr. Adnan Tahir, chief medical officer; Krys Strozewski, vice president of quality management; Jeff Jeney, president and CEO; Christine Kaweicki, program director for Premier; and Dr. John Bastulli, chief of staff. More...
July 28, 2009

St. Vincent Charity Hospital recognized by Premier healthcare alliance for high-quality patient care, operational efficiency

Cleveland, OH, July16, 2009 – St. Vincent Charity Hospital today announced it has been recognized by the Premier healthcare alliance as a winner of the Premier Award for Quality (AFQ). St. Vincent Charity Hospital is one of 23 winners out of more than 3,796 eligible hospitals nationwide. The AFQ recognizes leading healthcare organizations that efficiently provide outstanding patient care and consistently set the standard in clinical excellence nationwide. Distinguished by its consideration of performance-based criteria, including clinical quality outcomes, resource utilization and clinical process indicators, the AFQ measures top performers at the overall hospital level. More...
July 27, 2009

Drs. Collis and Keppler featured on Good Company

Dr. John Collis and Dr. Louis Keppler, co-directors of the St. Vincent Charity Hospital Spine & Orthopedic Institute, were on Good Company on Friday with Fred Griffith. Watch the interview here.
July 24, 2009

SCHS hopeful about 2010 federal appropriations requests

We learned this week that some of our 2010 federal appropriations requests have moved another step forward. We're grateful to the support of our federal elected officials in Ohio and South Carolina. Here's what we know about recent House Labor-Health and Human Services Committee action: More...

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