December 22, 2009

SC Center for Fathers and Families, local Fatherhood Programs and fathers attend White House Sponsored Event.

The South Carolina Center for Fathers and Families, Midlands Fatherhood Coalition and Upstate Fatherhood Coalition participated in the White House Office of Faith-based and Neighborhood Partnerships Roundtable and Community Forum on Responsible Fatherhood and Strong Communities on December 15, 2009 at Morehouse College, Atlanta, Georgia.   More...
December 16, 2009

Sisters of Charity Health System ministries to receive $1.6 million in federal appropriations

The Sisters of Charity Health System today announces that it is to receive $1,575,000 in federal appropriations funding for many of its ministries’ programmatic and equipment needs. The measures were included in the FY10 appropriations conference report (H.R. 3288) legislation. Among the ministries to receive federal appropriations are St. Vincent Charity Hospital and St. John West Shore Hospital in Ohio, Healthy Learners and South Carolina Center for Fathers and Families in South Carolina. More...
November 30, 2009

Providence Hospitals honored with eHealthcare Leadership Awards

Providence Hospitals has been recognized with two Distinction Awards by the 2009 eHealthcare Leadership Awards. The hospital received awards for “Best Overall Internet Site” and “Best Site Design” for its Web site, www.providencehospitals.com.   Providence Hospitals newly designed site provides a more interactive and informative approach to providing health care information to patients, family members and visitors. More...
November 24, 2009

Providence Hospitals wins 7 awards CHPRMS Fall Conference

Providence Hospitals was presented with seven awards at the Carolina’s Healthcare Public Relations & Marketing Society (CHPRMS) Fall Conference in Asheville, NC.  The Wallie and Golden Tusk awards are given annually to recognize excellence in health care public relations and marketing. Members compete in more than a 30 categories and a panel of health care, advertising and graphic design professionals select the winners. More...
November 13, 2009

Providence Hospitals Cardiopulmonary Rehabilitation celebrates 25th Anniversary

Providence Heart & Vascular Institute celebrated the 25th anniversary of its cardiovascular rehabilitation program with the grand opening of a new center.  The improved Cardiopulmonary Rehabilitation facility, located in PMOB 3 Suite 220 at 1655 Bernardin Avenue, has been furnished with state-of-the-art exercise equipment, including new stair masters, treadmills, stationary bicycles, elliptical trainers and rowing machines.  The space also includes a multi-station weight machine and flat screen televisions.  More...
October 29, 2009

Providence Hospitals begins pet therapy program

Providence Hospitals has a new staff member—Annie, a four-year-old Labradoodle, has been added as part of a new pet therapy program.  Studies have shown a decrease in blood pressure and stress levels and an improvement in emotional well-being in patients during therapy dog visits. Annie, a member of Therapy Dogs International owned by retired marketing specialist John Scheble, spent her “first day on the job” visiting patients and staff in various departments throughout the hospital, including the Emergency department and recovery units.  Annie, who also volunteers at local nursing homes and the library, will begin visiting patients once a week as part of the new program.
August 26, 2009

Providence Hospitals employee receives prestigious Service Award

Providence Hospitals recently presented employee Ruth Nichols with the hospitals' most prestigious honor, the Servant Award. Established in 2005, the Servant Award recognizes a Providence employee for outstanding, consistent service demonstrating the mission and core values of the hospitals: courage, collaboration, respect, justice and compassion. The award also defines a servant as someone possessing character traits such as selflessness and forgiveness. More...
August 21, 2009

Providence Hospitals receives Palmetto Pillar Award

Providence Hospitals received a Palmetto Pillar Award for Non-Profit Web site / Technology Advancements at a reception held Thursday evening at the Embassy Suites in Columbia.  The annual Palmetto Pillar Awards are presented to leaders and innovators in technology by the Greater Columbia Chamber of Commerce and the Columbia Information Technology Council (ITC).  The Non-Profit Website / Technology Advancements Palmetto Pillar Award recognizes a company or organization for the application or development of innovative technology-based projects and programs.  More...
August 20, 2009

South Carolina Center for Fathers and Families recognized as Promising Practice

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Office of Family Assistance recently released a report, Emerging Findings from the Office of Family Assistance Healthy Marriage and Responsible Fatherhood Grant Programs: A Review of Select Grantee Profiles and Promising Results, which features the South Carolina Center for Fathers and Families as a Promising Practice. More...
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...

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