August 13, 2009

Mercy Boutique Partners With Stark MRDD, TWI

Unique, handmade gift items highlight creativity, capabilities of TWI artists Canton, Ohio: Mercy Medical Center Boutique, in partnership with Stark County Board of MRDD and The Workshops Inc. (TWI), now offers a line of handcrafted gift items made by local TWI artists. This partnership is the first of its kind between a local gift shop and TWI, which employs individuals age 22 and older with developmental disabilities. More...
August 10, 2009

Dr. Merugu featured in Catholic Health World

Check out the lead story in this issue of Catholic Health World. Dr. Srinivas Merugu and the medical home at St. Vincent Charity Hospital were featured extensively. http://www.chausa.org/Pub/MainNav/News/CHW/Archive/2009/0815/Articles/w0815a.htm
August 10, 2009

System announces new leadership at St. Vincent Charity Hospital

Cleveland, Ohio (Aug. 10, 2009)­­ – FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – The Boards of the Sisters of Charity Health System and the Cuyahoga Joint Venture today announce a change in the leadership structure at St. Vincent Charity Hospital. Under this new structure, the Sisters of Charity Health System will directly manage St. Vincent Charity Hospital with Sister Judith Ann Karam, CSA, president and CEO of the health system also serving as the president and CEO of the hospital. More...
August 10, 2009

Celebration of Wellness

Celebration of Wellness is a daylong adventure in interactive learning & fun designed to assist Central neighborhood families in gaining necessary tools for healthy living. The health fair activities focus primarily on cancer detection and prevention. Events include a one-mile walk run, outdoor family games, and healthy snacks. Volunteers come from the surrounding neighborhood, St. Vincent Charity Hospital, and The Sisters of Charity Health System. More...
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...

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