March 16, 2012

Chief Medical Officer Dr. Giesele Greene Speaks at High School “White Coat” Ceremony

Sisters of Charity Health System Chief Medical Officer Dr. Gisele Greene was the featured speaker at the class of 2015 “White Coat” celebration of achievement ceremony at the Cleveland School of Science and Medicine in February. Students in the class of 2015 received white coats that represented their decision to commit themselves to a field of study in science and medicine. The Cleveland School of Science and Medicine is a unique partnership between the Cleveland Metropolitan School District and nine Cleveland institutions to create the nation’s best college-preparatory school for high-achieving students interested in entering science or health-related professions. During her keynote address, Dr. Greene told students that the path they are taking will surely lead to making a difference for many over time, whether it be at the beside with the sick, or in the laboratory exploring the experimental. She also charged the students to honor the trust and promise that the white coat conveys to all who see it. She added, “You are here—get focused, stay focused, and stay the course. May your white coat envelope and empower you to excellence. You will succeed. You will succeed.” To see a video of Dr. Greene delivering her keynote address, click here. The school is hosting a fundraising dinner on April 27 at the Great Lakes Science Center in Cleveland. For more information, please see the link below to download a flyer about the event.   CSSM event info.pdf (556.93 kb)
March 8, 2012

Cleveland Mayor Says Economic Forecast Looking Brighter in State of the City Address

The Sisters of Charity Health System was pleased to be a supporting sponsor of Cleveland Mayor Frank Jackson’s State of the City Address today. Pictured with Mayor Jackson are (from left) Sr. Judith Ann Karam, CSA, Sisters of Charity Health System president and CEO, Sr. Joan Gallagher, CSA, and Joanne Clark, St. Vincent Charity Development Foundation. For a copy of the mayor's speech in its entirety, visit the City of Cleveland's website. You can also read more about it at WCPN's website.              
March 6, 2012

Children’s Health Screening Program Picking up Where Budget Cuts Left Off

Dr. Anju Mader’s own children always know when it’s screening day, because she gets very excited to “go play with the babies.” And there are a lot of “babies.” Over a two-year period, many young children (ages 6 weeks to 5 years) will receive preventive health screenings conducted by Dr. Mader and her colleagues for the Healthy Kids Collaborative Project of the Stark County (Ohio) Family Council. The screening program was funded by the Sisters of Charity Foundation of Canton. Read more about the program in the Sisters of Charity Foundation of Canton’s winter newsletter, which you can download here.      
February 28, 2012

Get Out and Vote March 6! And Support Cuyahoga County’s Issue 15—Health and Human Services Renewal Levy

With one week until voting on March 6, the Sisters of Charity Health System reminds residents of Cuyahoga County to support Issue 15, the 2012 Cuyahoga County Health and Human Services renewal levy.The Sisters of Charity Health System (SCHS) Board of Directors recently passed a resolution endorsing Issue 15, the 2012 Cuyahoga County Health and Human Services renewal levy. The resolution noted in part “Whereas, SCHS and our sponsored ministries address the critical needs of adults, families, youth and children in our communities; and our mission therefore mirrors the intent of the Health and Human Services levy; and whereas, we share a mutual interest with Cuyahoga County in advancing the common good, particularly for our low-income and vulnerable neighbors; now therefore, be it resolved that the Board of Directors of SCHS recognizes the far-reaching importance of the passage of Issue 15 …and … that the Board of Directors of SCHS supports the renewal of Issue 15… and encourages the individual and organizational members of the Health System and our sponsored ministries to join this Board in actively advocating for its passage on Tuesday, March 6, 2012.” The SCHS Board of Directors welcomed Matt Carroll, Chief of Staff, Cuyahoga County Executive Ed FitzGerald, to its board meeting earlier this month. Carroll spoke with members of the board and received a copy of the approved resolution. For pictures from his visit, please visit the SCHS Facebook page.
December 7, 2011

William A. Young Jr. Named President and CEO of St. John Medical Center

St. John Medical Center (SJMC) is pleased to announce the appointment of William A. Young Jr. as President and CEO of SJMC. The announcement was made by Ronald W. Dees, Chairman of the Board of Directors for SJMC which is co-owned by the Sisters of Charity Health System and University Hospitals (UH). Mr. Young will begin his new role by December 31, 2011. More...
December 5, 2011

Plain Dealer introduces series featuring Cleveland Central Promise Neighborhood

A ministry of the Sisters of Charity Health System, the Sisters of Charity Foundation of Cleveland is committed 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. The foundation is working on developing a "Promise Neighborhood" in Central that works to improve children's success in school and the community in general. This work has been supported and noticed by many, including The Plain Dealer, which has published the first story in an occasional series about the ongoing effort to create the Cleveland Central Promise Neighborhood. [More]
November 30, 2011

Plain Dealer highlights St. Vincent Charity Medical Center’s prescription assistance program

As a complement to a recent story about all area health systems’ community benefit contributions, which noted the Sisters of Charity Health System's collective annual community benefit of $54.6 million, The Plain Dealer has highlighted St. Vincent Charity Medical Center’s prescription assistance program. More...
November 30, 2011

Cleveland’s Sisters of Charity Health System to Join CliniSync Health Information Exchange

The Sisters of Charity Health System is taking a significant step into the future of patient care in Ohio by committing three of its medical centers to join the statewide health information exchange. Plans now will begin for St. Vincent Charity Medical Center, St. John Medical Center and Mercy Medical Center to connect electronically to other Ohio physicians, hospitals, labs and health care entities. The projected timeline for implementation for St. Vincent Charity and St. John is the summer of 2012, and for Mercy Medical Center, the fall of 2012. More...
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...

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