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...
July 23, 2009

Mercy Opens Newly Renovated Pain Management Facility

Canton, Ohio: On Tues., July 28, Mercy Medical Center will hold a blessing ceremony and open house for newly renovated Mercy Pain Management, located on the second floor of Mercy Surgery Center. The ceremony will begin at 11 a.m. with an open house immediately following until 1 p.m. Mercy employees, physicians, volunteers and visitors are invited to attend. More...
July 22, 2009

SCHS "can't wait" for health reform

Back in May, a group of employees from the Sisters of Charity Health System made health reform personal by creating signs expressing why they can't wait for health reform. We submitted those to the Catholic Health Association as part of their "I Can't Wait" for health reform photo essay project. The video was shown at the Catholic Health Association Annual Assembly in June and lo and behold many of our photos made the final film. You can see the full CHA video here. More...
July 20, 2009

St. Vincent featured in ideastream special on diabetes

Airing at 8 p.m. on Thursday, July 23, WVIZ/ideastream will present "Diabetes: The Constant Shadow." St. Vincent Charity Hospital contributed by providing a patient from Joslin Diabetes Center for interview and allowed filming to take place at a community screening at Lupica Towers.
July 20, 2009

Mercy Medical Center gets ink-and recognition-for wellness program

From today's Akron Beacon Journal: "Mercy Medical Center in Canton also has been promoting walking groups, on-site exercise classes and weight-loss programs, more healthful options in the cafeteria, an annual health fair, disease management programs and other initiatives for healthy lifestyles, Chief Operating Officer Jeff Smith said. More...
July 13, 2009

SJWS Festival of the Arts

The 17th annual St. John West Shore Festival of the Arts was a success, despite a deluge on Saturday morning. The event kicked off with the inaugural Top Chef competition, hosted by TV food personality and critic, Ted Allen. We enjoyed talking with many friends and neighbors throughout the three-day festival. More...
June 15, 2009

Mercy Medical Center celebrates opening of new ICU

Mercy Medical Center opened its new intensive care unit (ICU) on . This $20.5-million-dollar ICU, a 24-unit ICU is a family-focused, state-of-the-art facility with leading-edge, critical care technology located behind the Mercy Surgery Center. The ICU includes an expansion of the surgery center parking garage and relocation of the helipad to the roof of the new ICU. More...
May 22, 2009

SCHS at the City Club with Sen. Sherrod Brown

We were a sponsor of Sen. Sherrod Brown's State of Health Care Reform address at The City Club of Cleveland on May 21. Here are some photos from the event. More...

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