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Sisters of Charity Health System statement on repeal of the ACA individual mandate

The Senate Finance Committee will soon release tax legislation that includes a repeal of the individual mandate under the Affordable Care Act (ACA). This proposal would lead to a devastating increase of 13 million in the number of uninsured in our nation, and further destabilize the health insurance market. Please contact your senators now and ask them to oppose any legislation that includes a repeal of the individual mandate under the ACA.[More]

tags: Advocacy, health care, Catholic Health Association, Mercy Medical Center, St. Vincent Charity Medical Center, Sisters of Charity Health System, Sisters of Charity of St. Augustine, Sister Judith Ann Karam

Joseph's Home becomes a member of the National Health Care for the Homeless Council

Joseph’s Home recently became a member of the National Health Care for the Homeless Council, joining more than 70 agencies nationwide who provide medical respite care for the homeless. Being a member offers the opportunity to bring the perspective and challenges of Joseph’s Home to this national forum on health care and housing for people experiencing homelessness.[More]

tags: Joseph's Home, Outreach

Joseph’s Home builds medical respite capacity with hiring of new medical director

With a gift from the Elisabeth Severance Prentiss Foundation, Joseph’s Home was able to recently hire a new medical director, which was a big step forward in building its medical respite capacity to better serve homeless men with acute medical needs who need a place to heal and achieve independence. Harikrishna C. Ponnam, M.D., from St. Vincent Charity Medical Center, began in this new part-time role October 1.[More]

tags: Joseph's Home, Outreach, St. Vincent Charity Medical Center, health care

St. Vincent Charity Medical Center establishes pain management clinic

In a comprehensive effort to improve patient overall health and quality of life, St. Vincent Charity Medical Center has partnered with Pain Management Group to open a new center offering a balanced treatment plan to address chronic and acute pain.[More]

tags: St. Vincent Charity Medical Center, health care

Catholic Health World: Ministry systems tackle transportation barriers for vulnerable patients

Transportation is too often a barrier to health. St. Vincent Charity Medical Center launched a pilot program in June offering free Uber transportation for addiction patients participating in Rosary Hall’s Intensive Outpatient Program. St. Vincent Charity and several other hospitals across the nation are featured in Catholic Health World for implementing innovative transportation programs for the most vulnerable.[More]

tags: St. Vincent Charity Medical Center, health care