Ask your senators for support of the Palliative Care and Hospice Education and Training Act

Several factors—including a growing senior population, increased interest in and use of hospice care, a growing number of palliative care programs nationwide, and growing use of advance care planning—are fueling the nation’s need for appropriately-trained hospice and palliative care professionals. There is an existing gap between the number of health professionals with palliative care training and the number required to meet the needs of the expanding population of patients with serious illness or multiple chronic conditions. Please send an email to your United States Senators to express the need for greater improvements to our public health infrastructure and more training for the health care and public health workforce, especially in the area of palliative care.…

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Conversations with Catholic Sisters podcast from the Sisters of Charity Foundation of Cleveland explores the power of intergenerational relationships

The latest Generative Spirits podcast episode from the Sisters of Charity Foundation of Cleveland is now available, featuring a conversation with Sister Carol Brandt, a sister of Notre Dame, and Anita Hooley Yoder, Campus Ministry at Notre Dame College. The two talk about the power of intergenerational relationships and the wisdom that can be gleaned from them. Anita & Sr. Carol were matched in the first cohort of the Ministry Leadership Program, and bring unique perspective on how different generations can learn from one another.…

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Joseph's Home celebrates 20 years of serving men experiencing homelessness

The recent issue of Joseph's Journey, the biannual newsletter of Joseph’s Home, features a look at the founding of the ministry and a conversation with several members of the Dream Team, a group of CSA sisters who created proposals in the mid-1990s for projects to respond to a variety of pressing societal needs. The sisters shared a look back at the early days of Joseph’s Home and their hopes for the years to come in a virtual discussion with Executive Director Beth Graham.…

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Joseph's Home, Outreach

St. Vincent Charity receives state grant to continue fight against opioid addiction

Governor Mike DeWine recently joined RecoveryOhio and the Ohio Department of Mental Health & Addiction Services to announce funding awards totaling more than $13 million to help communities throughout Ohio continue the fight against opioid addiction and prevent overdose deaths. The awards include $147,428 to St. Vincent Charity Medical Center's addiction treatment center, Rosary Hall.…

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St. Vincent Charity Medical Center, health care

ACA open enrollment period expanded through August 15; Coverage options expanded

Due to the exceptional circumstances of the pandemic and rapidly changing public health emergency impacting millions of people throughout the United States every day, many Americans remain uninsured or underinsured and still need affordable health coverage. That's why the federal government has declared a special enrollment period that re-opens the Affordable Care Act (ACA) marketplace until August 15, 2021. …

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Sisters of Charity Foundation of Cleveland partner A Place 4 Me selects operator for youth drop-in center

A Place 4 Me, which is a community-wide movement to prevent and end youth and young adult homelessness in Cuyahoga County, plans to open a drop-in center for youth and young adults experiencing housing instability in late 2021. Moving a step closer to that reality, A Place 4 Me recently announced that it chose Lutheran Metropolitan Ministry (LMM) to operate the drop-in center. The Sisters of Charity Foundation of Cleveland is a longtime partner and supporter of A Place 4 Me.…

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Sisters of Charity Foundation of Canton 2020 annual report showcases collaborations and grants

The Sisters of Charity Foundation of Canton has released its 2020 annual report. With a theme of “On Mission,” the annual report has updates on investments made in 2020. These investments were through foundation-led initiatives, strategic collaborations and responsive efforts. The annual report showcases multiple stories that demonstrate the impact the foundation is having and the role its community partners have played as the foundation continues to enhance community connections, serve as a community change agent to advocate for the poor and promote innovative strategies to impact the root causes of poverty.…

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Catholic Health World features health system ministries in cover story about containing virus spread among people experiencing homelessness

In its March 15 edition, Catholic Health World, the national newspaper of the Catholic Health Association of the United States, published a cover page article about containing virus spread among people experiencing homelessness and featured two ministries of the health system - the Sisters of Charity Foundation of Cleveland and Joseph's Home - and their efforts to to mitigate the risk of the virus.…

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Sisters of Charity Foundation of Cleveland promotes Adrienne Mundorf to vice president, programs and strategy

The Sisters of Charity Foundation of Cleveland (SOCF) has promoted Adrienne R. Mundorf, MPH, to the position of vice president, programs and strategy. In this role, she works closely with SOCF President Susanna H. Krey to define program strategies and direct program staff. She also serves as the lead strategist on all initiatives related to health, including working with grantee partners and serving as a thought partner with others in addressing health disparities throughout the community. Mundorf was previously senior program director.…

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St. Vincent Charity orthopedic surgeon pens column for Cleveland Jewish News about same-day hip replacements

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 highlights how advancements in implant technology, surgical technique and pain management have ushered in a new era that allows many hip replacement patients same-day surgery and the benefits it provides.…

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Urge your U.S. representative to cosponsor Medicare Loan Conversion Bill (HR 1349)

Hospitals Begin Medicare Loan Repayments Next Month; Medicare Loan Conversion Bill Further Delays Repayment Period - Hospitals, health systems and other providers continue to struggle to meet the health care needs of the communities they serve as Covid-19 continues to rage across the United States. The goal of this legislation is to provide more resources to thousands of providers without appropriating additional funds.…

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Catholic Sisters in Northeast Ohio issue Catholic Sisters Week challenge to end hunger

It's Catholic Sisters Week 2021, which runs March 8-14 as part of National Women’s History Month and shines a spotlight for one week on the good works and good will of Catholic sisters. In Northeast Ohio, the Conference of Religious Leadership (CORL) is marking Catholic Sisters Week by initiating a food insecurity challenge, asking congregations locally and nationally, as well as the general public, to join in a campaign to address food insecurity.…

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Sisters of Charity Foundation of South Carolina celebrates Black History Month with video series

The Sisters of Charity Foundation of South Carolina celebrated Black History Month in February by honoring Black Americans who may not be as well-known, but whose contributions to America are historic. This year, in addition to staff, the foundation tapped a number of trustees and committee members to help in its efforts through the creation of videos that feature the work of incredible individuals that may not be known.…

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Healthy Learners releases 2020 annual report; highlights bright spots during a difficult year

Healthy Learners has released its 2020 annual report, which acknowledges the challenges of 2020 while focusing on the bright spots. In a time when so many were without food, medicine, baby supplies and other essentials, Healthy Learners joined in to serve - including distributing more than 91,000 meals - while still working to identify and get children the health care they so desperately needed, regardless of where they were learning.…

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Healthy Learners, Outreach

SC Center for Fathers and Families receives $10K grant from SC Cancer Alliance to enhance men’s health curriculum

Research shows that cancer is a leading cause of death among African American men and that lung and prostate cancers have the highest mortality rates for them followed by colorectal, pancreas, and stomach. To help increase an emphasis on prevention of these diseases, the SC Cancer Alliance has awarded a $10,000 grant to the South Carolina Center for Fathers and Families to enhance its five-week Men’s Health curriculum for non-custodial fathers.…

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South Carolina Center for Fathers and Families, Outreach

Fatherhood program helps put father of two on path to new career and better relationship with his children

Demetrius Pruitt had never learned how to work through issues with others in a positive manner, so he struggled with parenting, communication and earnings. A father of two sons by different mothers, he wanted to improve. When he fell behind on his child support payment, a judge thought he would benefit more from the fatherhood programs at Upstate Fatherhood Coalition (UFC) than from spending time in jail. Hard work and some help from UFC puts Demetrius on the path to a new career and a better relationship with his children.…

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St. Vincent Charity Medical Center integrates behavioral health, primary care in new clinic

Integrated Care refers to the practice of treating the whole person — attending to physical, mental, emotional and spiritual health. This approach meaningfully transforms lives by wholly embracing the needs of each individual. In its February 8th issue, Crain’s Cleveland Business features an in-depth look at this approach at St. Vincent Charity, as well as the hospital’s new Integrated Care Clinic, which provides outpatient mental health trauma and wellness services in a person-centered approach.…

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Healthy Learners names new community manager for its Healthy Learners Upstate program

Healthy Learners has named Aimee Clark as community manager for its Healthy Learners Upstate program, which currently covers students in Greenwood County. As community manager, Clark provides oversight and management of the Healthy Learners Upstate program, including coordinating day-to-day operations of the program. Healthy Learners is devoted to removing children’s health barriers to learning with love and compassion. …

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Health system joins other Catholic health care systems in making comprehensive commitment to confronting racism by achieving health equity

The Sisters of Charity Health System is joining with the Catholic Health Association of the United States (CHA) in a new initiative to confront racism by achieving health equity. The health system joins 22 of the nation’s largest Catholic health care systems committed to confronting systemic racism by prioritizing equity in response to COVID-19; enacting change across their own health care systems by examining and changing hiring, promotion and retention practices to ensure diversity and inclusion; forming stronger partnerships with communities of color to improve health outcomes; and leveraging their united and powerful voice to advocate for policy changes that address the root causes of racism and social injustice.…

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St. Vincent Charity chief of behavioral health shares signs and coping strategies for anxiety

Anxiety disorders affect 40 million adults in the United States age 18 and older, or 18% of the population every year. They are highly treatable, yet only 37% of those suffering receive treatment. In its February 2021 cover story, Cleveland Magazine features a series of ways to take charge of your health, including How To Address Signs of Anxiety And Find Solutions from Michael J. Biscaro, chief of behavioral health at St. Vincent Charity Medical Center.…

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Sisters of Charity Foundation of South Carolina releases comprehensive poverty study

Poverty in South Carolina ranks among the highest in the United States. The Sisters of Charity Foundation of South Carolina works to address the root causes of poverty and its effects in South Carolina “through action, advocacy, and leadership.” The foundation has released a comprehensive report about poverty in South Carolina. Titled "South Carolina: Structural Factors Associated with Poverty," the report presents findings from research that quantitatively assesses the factors that contribute to poverty throughout the state.…

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