October 13, 2009

Study puts St. Vincent among top 5 in state for spine surgery

Cleveland, OH (October 13, 2009) – A study issued today by HealthGrades, the leading independent healthcare ratings organization, finds that St. Vincent Charity Hospital ranks among the top 5 in Ohio for spine surgery. St. Vincent Charity Hospital achieved 5 star ratings in both Spine Surgery and Back and Neck Surgery.  The nation’s nearly 5,000 nonfederal hospitals were all included in the sweeping study, which examined mortality rates and complication rates from government data from 2006, 2007 and 2008. More...
October 7, 2009

Sr. Cabrini Ferritto honored for her heritage

Sr. Cabrini Ferritto, CSA was recently honored October 5, 2009 at a ceremony held by the City of Cleveland's Italian American Heritage Committee. Sr. Cabrini's story starts in the Blue Rock neighborhood on Cleveland's east side where she was born on April 26, 1932, the daughter of immigrants from Italy's Abruzzo region. Sr. Cabrini entered the Sisters of Charity of St. Augustine (CSA) in 1950. She has served as a teacher and principal in schools across Cleveland, as well as an incredible number of leadership positions within her community and the church. She served 16 years on the CSA Leadership Board of the Sisters of Charity Health System, director of Regina Health Center and Cornerstone Housing and on the board of the National Association of Treasurers of Religious Institutes. Sr. Cabrini has given her life to serving God, her church and her community. When CSA set up a new governance structure in 2007, Sr. Cabrini was one of only three named to share ultimate decision making authority. She is known and respected as a tireless worker who gets things done and makes a real difference. Congratulations, Sr. Cabrini!
September 23, 2009

Tahir named chief medical officer for Sisters of Charity Health System

Dr. Adnan Tahir, chief medical officer at St. Vincent Charity Hospital, has also been named chief medical officer of the Sisters of Charity Health System. In his new capacity, he also will serve as chief medical officer of the SCHS Quality Committee Board. Dr. Tahir received his medical degree from the American University of Beirut where he also did his residency. He has been with St. Vincent Charity Hospital for more than 17 years. As chief medical officer, Tahir will work with medical staff to establish and maintain high level of quality care and patient safety. Joining Tahir on the quality committee board as chair will be Dr. Richard Christie, director of graduate medical education at St. Vincent.
September 23, 2009

Mercy Boutique holds Breast Cancer Awareness events

Canton, Ohio: In recognition of National Breast Cancer Awareness Month, Mercy Boutique will offer special events in October. On-site prosthetic fittings will be available in a comfortable and private environment with representatives from Amoena on Friday, Oct. 9; American Breast Care (ABC) on Friday, Oct. 16; and Trulife on Tuesday, Oct. 20. Appointments are required and can be made by calling Mercy Boutique at 330-456-9960. Mercy Boutique will offer light refreshments, door prizes and a 20 percent sale (excluding consignment items) all three days. More...
September 23, 2009

Immaculate Heart of Mary Knights of Columbus Honored by AOPHA for outstanding group volunteer work

(Columbus, Ohio) – The Immaculate Heart of Mary Knights of Columbus of Cuyahoga Falls Council 13517 was honored by AOPHA, the advocate of not-for-profit services for older Ohioans, with the Volunteer Service - Group Award for its service with Regina Health Center located in Richfield, Ohio.  The award was presented on August 26th during the AOPHA 2009 Annual Conference and Trade Show. More...
September 17, 2009

Mercy Radiology awarded three-year reaccreditation in MRI

Canton, Ohio:  Mercy Radiology was recently awarded another three-year term of accreditation in MRI as the result of a recent survey by the American College of Radiology (ACR). The ACR awards accreditation to facilities for the achievement of high practice standards after a peer-review evaluation of the practice. Evaluations are conducted by board-certified physicians and medical physicists who are experts in the field. They assess the qualifications of the personnel and the adequacy of facility equipment. More...
September 17, 2009

Mercy is Northeast Ohio's first to offer Hybrid Robotic Heart Surgery

Canton, Ohio: Mercy Medical Center Heart Center is again helping pioneer minimally invasive heart surgery in Ohio and the nation. Members of the hospital’s medical staff recently performed Northeast Ohio’s first hybrid revascularization, which combines the da Vinci® robotic single-vessel small thoracotomy (SVST) procedure with angioplasty. More...
September 14, 2009

The Sisters of Charity Health System welcomes Joan Ross as chief operating officer

The Sisters of Charity Health System would like to welcome Joan Ross as chief operating officer for St. Vincent Charity Hospital. Ross comes to St. Vincent from Providence Hospitals based in Columbia, South Carolina, where she served as senior vice president of patient care services and chief nursing officer since 2006. At Providence, which was founded by the Sisters of Charity of St. Augustine in 1938 through mortgaging their motherhouse in Lakewood and is now the leading cardiovascular center in South Carolina, Ross developed a culture of patient safety by eliminating silos and enhancing communication across departments. More...
September 11, 2009

Catholic Community Connection annual symposium

Catholic Community Connection will hold their annual symposium September 16 at the Center for Pastoral Leadership in Wickliffe, Ohio. This year’s topic is “Collaboration in Catholic Education, Health, Human Services and Senior Living.” Serving as the keynote speaker, Father Fred Kammer, SJ is a priest, an attorney and a member of the Southern Provence of the Jesuits. Fr. Fred has worked in a number of programs for poor and vulnerable persons, both as a lay volunteer, an attorney, an advocate, and an administrator. More...
September 10, 2009

Healthy Learners launches new corporate identity

Healthy Learners has launched a new identity, mission and vision statement that connects to Sisters of Charity Health System. The new Mission Statement is, "In the spirit of the Sisters of Charity of St. Augustine, Healthy Learners is devoted to removing children's health barriers to learning with love and compassion". The new Vision Statement is, "Our vision is that all children are healthy and able to reach their full potential." August 10th was a soft rollout date of the new identity with Labor Day slated as the target date for the full implementation of the new image for Healthy Learners. See more here! More...

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