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

Joseph's Home therapeutic garden featured in Plain Dealer

Check out this feature story about Joseph's Home's therapeutic garden in last week's Plain Dealer garden section. It's not only a wonderful garden respite, but also home to a bountiful vegetable garden filled with veggies that find their way into Chef Jeff Wright's savory dishes.
July 20, 2009

Sisters of Charity Health System ministries that blog

Who else is blogging in the Sisters of Charity Health System? Check out Tom Keith, president of the Sisters of Charity Foundation of South Carolina's blog. Providence Hospitals in Columbia, South Carolina, is also blogging here.
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...
July 9, 2009

High schools students pursue medical profession at Providence

Pursuit, Providence Hospitals’ education program for rising high school juniors and seniors in the Midlands is a two-week summer program that gives students opportunity to shadow health care professionals and learn about the medical field first-hand. Only 42 students were chosen out of 100 applicants from Richland, Lexington and Fairfield districts for this year’s Pursuit program.  The program is split into two, two-week sessions, with 21 students participating in each session.... [More]
July 8, 2009

South Carolina ministries meet new Bishop

The Sisters of Charity of St. Augustine, Sisters of Charity Health System and representatives from the Health System’s South Carolina ministries met with Bishop Robert E. Guglielmone on June 22, in the Chancery Office in downtown Charleston. 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...

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