November 28, 2011

Sisters of Charity Health System provides $54.6 million in annual community benefit

The Plain Dealer recently reviewed the community benefit local health systems provide throughout northeast Ohio. In 2010, the Sisters of Charity Health System and its subsidiaries, which include five acute care Catholic hospitals, three grantmaking foundations, several outreach organizations and two elder care facilities, collectively provided $54.6 million in community benefit. This includes $21.8 million in charity care at cost; $23.1 million in unpaid costs of Medicaid; and $9.7 million community health services, health professional education, community building activities and outreach to the medically disadvantaged. More...
November 14, 2011

Mercy Medical Center named a “Top U.S. Hospital for Heart Care” by Thompson Reuters

Thomson Reuters recently released its annual study identifying the top U.S. hospitals for inpatient cardiovascular services. The study, in its thirteenth year, singled out 50 hospitals that achieved superior clinical outcomes, including Mercy Medical Center, which is a ministry of the Sisters of Charity Health System. More...
November 9, 2011

St. John Medical Center's $45 Million Plan Gets Final OK

More than $45 million in improvements at St. John Medical Center (SJMC) have received final approval from the hospital's board of directors, paving way for implementation of Phases 1 and 2 of the hospital's modernization plan. Phases 3 and 4 will cost an additional $6.4 million which still needs approval by the board of trustees. More...
November 9, 2011

Sisters of Charity Foundation of Cleveland Announces $20,000 Grant for Reading Room, Scholarships for Promise Neighborhood

In celebration of its 15th anniversary, the Sisters of Charity Foundation of Cleveland is providing $20,000 to fund a reading room and scholarship opportunities for students in the Cleveland Central Promise Neighborhood. The foundation is establishing both initiatives through the Carson Scholars Fund, a 501(c)(3) charitable organization founded in 1994 by world renowned pediatric neurosurgeon Dr. Benjamin S. Carson and his wife to encourage academic excellence. [More]
November 9, 2011

St. Vincent Charity Opens Diagnostic Imaging Center at Rockside

St. Vincent Charity Medical Center is opening a new Diagnostic Imaging Center at 4400 Rockside Road in the same facility at Independence Urgent Care. This $2.6 million, 6,700-square-foot facility located on the first floor will be easily accessible via I-77 and Rockside Road and bring state-of-the-art imaging to the Independence area. More...
November 8, 2011

Mercy Medical Center Receives City of Canton Community Development Block Grant for $250,000 for New Health Care Facility in Northeast Canton

Canton City Council voted unanimously on Monday, Oct. 24 to award Mercy Medical Center a City of Canton Community Development Block Grant for $250,000 for the Mercy Primary Care at St. Paul Square project. Located at 1459 Superior Ave. in Northeast Canton, Mercy Primary Care at St. Paul Square will offer a primary care physician office and ancillary services to a medically underserved area. The grant will be used to renovate a building on the grounds of the former St. Paul Catholic Church to the new Mercy health care facility. More...
June 28, 2011

Building Healthy Communities to Host Farmers Market Days in Solon, OH

Fresh, locally grown fresh fruit and vegetables raised by Cleveland urban teen farmers known as the Garden Boyz will be available for purchase bi-weekly at the Solon Medical Campus of St. Vincent Charity Medical Center. Garden Boyz is an urban teen farmers program of Building Healthy Communities, which is a ministry of the Sisters of Charity Health System. The young farmers grow pesticide-free produce in Cleveland using organic methods for farmers markets, including those held at St. Vincent Charity Medical Center, the Cuyahoga County administration building and Western Reserve Area on Aging senior programs. More...
June 24, 2011

Presentations Announced for Ohio Health Literacy Conference

Eighteen abstracts have been selected for break-out sessions at the inaugural Ohio Health Literacy Conference being held October 12-13 at the Renaissance Hotel in Cleveland. More...
June 17, 2011

Destination Ohio Online Auction Now Open; Proceeds to Benefit Early Childhood Resource Center

Bids are now being accepted for the online auction for the 5th annual Destination Ohio, a fund-raising event for the Early Childhood Resource Center. A live auction will take place on June 23 at The Canton Club, located at 101 Central Plaza South in Canton, Ohio. Destination Ohio’s mission is to promote state tourism and local businesses while raising money to support programs and services at the Early Childhood Resource Center. More...
June 17, 2011

Sun Newspapers Features Upcoming St. John Medical Center Renovations and Groundbreaking Ceremony

St. John Medical Center, which is co-owned by University Hospitals and Sisters of Charity Health System, was featured in a recent Sun Newspapers article describing details of the planned renovations and upcoming groundbreaking ceremony to kick-off the project. St. John Medical Center in Westlake is set for a major overhaul More...

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