Mercy Medical Center recognized by Healthy Business Council of Ohio for healthy worksite practices

The Healthy Business Council of Ohio will recognize 100 Ohio employers for healthy worksite practices during the virtual In-Value-Able Virtual Conference Series on February 4. Among the recipients being honored is Mercy Medical Center. The Healthy Worksite Award recognizes Ohio employers who demonstrate a commitment to employee wellness through comprehensive worksite health promotion and wellness programs.…

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Mercy Medical Center, health care

St. Vincent Charity orthopedic surgeon pens column about the importance of maintaining a healthy body weight to reduce arthritis pain

St. Vincent Charity Medical Center Orthopedic Surgeon Dr. Matthew Levy writes a monthly column for the Cleveland Jewish News focusing on orthopedic issues, concerns and topics. His most recent column focused on how excess weight not only exacerbates pain from arthritis, but significantly increases the risk of a patient developing arthritis in the first place.…

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St. Vincent Charity Medical Center, health care

Cleveland Central Promise Neighborhood celebrates Champions of Central

The Cleveland Central Promise Neighborhood annually honors Central Neighborhood residents and staff who help partnering organizations fulfill their missions and make significant contributions to the vibrancy of the neighborhood. The Promise Neighborhood recently held a virtual community meeting and celebration to honor the 2020 Champions of Central. The Sisters of Charity Foundation of Cleveland is the lead partner of the Cleveland Central Promise Neighborhood.…

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Sisters of Charity Foundation of Cleveland, Foundations, Promise Neighborhood

Crain's Cleveland Business names SCHS CEO to "Power 150" list of those leading some of Northeast Ohio’s most influential organizations

Crain's Cleveland Business has named Thomas Strauss, Sisters of Charity Health System president and CEO and Mercy Medical Center interim CEO, to its "Power 150" list. On behalf of our health system and our many ministries, we celebrate the contributions of Tom and all on the Crain's Cleveland Business "Power 150" list of Northeast Ohio’s most influential organizations and who are in a position to move the region forward.…

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Sisters of Charity Health System, Mercy Medical Center, health care, Foundations

Sisters of Charity Foundation of Cleveland podcast recalls legacy of Churchwomen murdered in El Salvador

In the December podcast episode of Generative Spirits, the Sisters of Charity Foundation of Cleveland recognizes and remembers the 40th anniversary of the murder of four Churchwomen in El Salvador: Catholic Sisters Dorothy Kazel, Ita Ford and Maura Clarke, and laywoman Jean Donovan. The women served in El Salvador during a time of great political unrest. Through the podcasts, Generative Spirits: Conversations with Catholic Sisters, foundation staff have found new ways for sisters to tell the stories of their work in Northeast Ohio.…

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Sisters of Charity Foundation of Cleveland, Foundations

Rosary Hall's outpatient director speaks to Cleveland Jewish News about rise in telehealth

Telehealth has been around for years, but it was not until the COVID-19 pandemic that its availability and use really grew. Telehealth services reduce barriers to treatment by allowing patients to see providers remotely for certain conditions. Russell Spieth, Ph.D., director of outpatient services at St. Vincent Charity Medical Center’s Rosary Hall, spoke to Cleveland Jewish News about the increase in telehealth services and the impact it could have on health outcomes.…

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St. Vincent Charity Medical Center, health care, rosary hall

Sisters of Charity Foundation of Cleveland president named a YWCA Greater Cleveland Woman of Achievement for 2021

Susanna Krey, president of the Sisters of Charity Foundation of Cleveland and senior vice president of the Sisters of Charity Health System, has been named a YWCA Greater Cleveland Woman of Achievement for 2021. She is one of eight women in Northeast Ohio selected to receive the Woman of Achievement Award at a virtual celebration event on May 21, 2021.…

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Sisters of Charity Foundation of Cleveland, Foundations

U.S. News & World Report names Regina Health Center a 2020-21 Best Nursing Home

Regina Health Center is among the top U.S. skilled nursing facilities that have been recognized as a Best Nursing Home for 2020-21 by U.S. News & World Report. Regina Health Center earned Best Nursing Homes status by achieving a rating of “High Performing,” the highest possible rating, for long-term care. U.S. News has named Regina Health Center a best nursing home multiple times before, including for 2017-18 and 2019-20.…

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Regina Health Center, health care

St. Vincent Charity Medical Center and other NE Ohio hospitals thank the community for helping slow spread of COVID-19

As we approach the final weeks of the year, let’s pause to reflect on all that we have been through as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. Each of us has been changed and affected personally and professionally. Our communities, and indeed our world, have been changed. That message starts a letter from St. Vincent Charity Medical Center and other Northeast Ohio hospitals to the community, thanking everyone for helping to slow the spread of COVID-19.…

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St. Vincent Charity Medical Center, health care

Reflection for Advent's fourth week

On behalf of the Catholic Health Association (CHA), we are pleased to share the following reflection for the fourth week of Advent. “Where does God live?” This simple question, often asked by the youngest among us, is deceptively profound. Some might answer “God lives in heaven” or “God lives in the church building,” but the readings for today offer a more nuanced answer to this simple question.…

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Sisters of Charity Health System, Sisters of Charity of St. Augustine, Catholic Health Association, Prayers

Sisters of Charity Foundation of Cleveland welcomes program officer, health equity

The Sisters of Charity Foundation of Cleveland has promoted Joseph Black to the role of program officer, health equity. In this new role, Black will support the foundation’s efforts to achieve better health outcomes for Central Neighborhood families as related to the social determinants of health, specifically neighborhood safety, police-community relations and social capital.…

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Sisters of Charity Foundation of Cleveland, Foundations

Mercy Medical Center receives an ‘A’ for patient safety in fall 2020 Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade

Mercy Medical Center was awarded an ‘A’ from The Leapfrog Group’s Fall 2020 Hospital Safety Grade. The designation recognizes Mercy Medical Center’s efforts in protecting patients from harm and meeting the highest safety standards in the United States. The Leapfrog Group is a national organization committed to improving health care quality and safety for consumers and purchasers.…

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Mercy Medical Center, health care

South Carolina Center for Fathers and Families program part of basic income pilot program for 100 Columbia fathers

Columbia, South Carolina, Mayor Steve Benjamin is spearheading a basic income pilot program that will use funding from a social media giant to help provide 100 local fathers with hundreds of dollars each month over two years. The 100 fathers will be selected by the Midlands Fatherhood Coalition, which is a program of the South Carolina Center for Fathers and Families.…

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South Carolina Center for Fathers and Families, Outreach

Sisters of Charity Health System and Cleveland Clinic Reach Agreement for Mercy Medical Center to Become a Full Member of Cleveland Clinic

The Sisters of Charity Health System and Cleveland Clinic have signed an agreement for Mercy Medical Center to become a full member of the Cleveland Clinic health system. Mercy Medical Center will maintain its Catholic identity through sponsorship by the Sisters of Charity of St. Augustine. The transaction, which follows a letter of intent signed Sept. 27, 2019, is expected to close on Feb. 1, 2021, subject to regulatory approval.…

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Mercy Medical Center, Sister Judith Ann Karam, Sisters of Charity Health System

Ask Congress to support additional COVID-19 relief in year-end package

Congress will be in a lame duck session until mid-December and is expected to produce a year-end legislative package prior to adjourning. We stand with the Catholic Health Association (CHA) in urging lawmakers to include several of the ministry's priorities for additional covid-19 relief in the package to support health care providers and the communities affected by the pandemic.…

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Advocacy, Sisters of Charity Health System, health care

South Carolina Center for Fathers and Families hosting statewide men's health teleconference tonight

The South Carolina Center for Fathers and Families, in partnership with it network of fatherhood organizations, is hosting a statewide teleconference for all fathers, partners and stakeholders this evening (Dec. 7) from 6:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. HealthWise – Maintaining Men’s Health During Covid Times will be hosted by Nurse Practitioner Dawn Pender, facilitated by Program Manager Marc Himes and feature a panel of three health and wellness experts.…

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South Carolina Center for Fathers and Families, Outreach

St. Vincent Charity Rosary Hall co-medical directors discuss the importance of ongoing addiction treatment during Covid-19 with Cleveland Magazine

As part of the December 2020 cover story for Cleveland Magazine, St. Vincent Charity Medical Center's co-medical directors of Rosary Hall, Dr. Theodore V. Parran and Dr. Christopher Adelman, discuss the importance of ongoing addiction treatment during the Covid-19 pandemic.…

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St. Vincent Charity Medical Center, health care

Health system's Northeast Ohio ministries participating in annual #weGiveCatholic online crowdfunding event happening today

Several ministries of the Sisters of Charity Health System are participating in the annual online day of Catholic giving in Northeast Ohio. The event is called #weGiveCatholic and is happening today (Tuesday, December 1), which is Giving Tuesday—a national day of giving for nonprofits. Secure, tax-deductible donations will be accepted on the website weGiveCatholic.org. By designating St. Vincent Charity Medical Center, Joseph’s Home, Regina Health Center and Light of Hearts Villa, any gifts you contribute will benefit these ministries directly and place them in the running to receive cash prizes and secure matching gifts.…

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Joseph's Home, Light of Hearts Villa, Regina Health Center, St. Vincent Charity Medical Center

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