October 30, 2019

St. Vincent Charity welcomes new chief operating officer

Shannan D. Ritchie, FACHE, has been appointed chief operating officer of St. Vincent Charity Medical Center. Ritchie joins St. Vincent Charity with nearly two decades of executive leadership in health care. [More]
October 29, 2019

WIS-TV showcases important services Healthy Learners provides South Carolina students

Getting a pair of eyeglasses. Having a bad tooth fixed. Just knowing someone is watching over your health. WIS-TV recently highlighted these simple, yet extremely significant, services provided to children through the Healthy Learners program. Healthy Learners, a ministry of the Sisters of Charity Health System, is a faith-based non-profit that connects school-aged children to health care providers to help remove barriers to school success. [More]
October 25, 2019

Lawyers Guild of the Catholic Diocese of Cleveland honors Sr. Judith Ann Karam, CSA Sisters and ministries at annual awards luncheon

Members of the Lawyers Guild of the Catholic Diocese of Cleveland gathered recently for the Red Mass and the annual St. Thomas More Award Luncheon. The guild presented several awards, including a Special Recognition Award to Sister Judith Ann Karam, CSA, congregational leader of the Sisters of Charity of St. Augustine, for “her extraordinary service and Catholic witness, as well as to the CSA Sisters, the Sisters of Charity Health System, and their many co-ministers for their dedication to the most vulnerable.” [More]
October 24, 2019

Healthy Learners names SC foundation’s Tom Keith Champion for Children Award recipient

Healthy Learners presented Tom Keith, president of the Sisters of Charity Foundation of South Carolina, with its 2019 Healthy Learners Champion for Children Award during the 20th Annual Healthy Learners Champions for Children Golf Tournament in Memory of George Younginer on October 23. [More]
October 23, 2019

Mercy Service League’s 2019 Harvest Ball raises nearly $300,000

More than 350 guests attended the Mercy Service League’s recent 2019 French Connection Harvest Ball at the Alex D. Krassas Center in Canton. The event raised approximately $300,000, with proceeds benefitting the Mercy Facility Transformation Clinical Decision Unit, which will allow Mercy Medical Center to add more private rooms for its patients. [More]
October 21, 2019

Light of Hearts Villa Seton Safety Net bridges a gap for seniors in need

Light of Hearts Villa provides premier senior residential living services through compassionate, faith-based, mission-driven and person-centered care, which also extends into the local community through its Seton Safety Net Food Closet. Read how this resource helps bridge a gap for seniors in need in the most recent issue of the Villa Voices newsletter. [More]
October 18, 2019

Sisters of Charity Foundation of SC Caritas Grant funds programs to assist South Carolinians experiencing poverty

Through its fall Caritas Grant, the Sisters of Charity Foundation of South Carolina has invested more than $350,000 in 77 nonprofit organizations who meet the immediate needs of people experiencing poverty throughout South Carolina. [More]
October 16, 2019

Rosary Hall at St. Vincent Charity to receive $2M as part of county opioid lawsuit settlement

Officials from Cuyahoga County recently announced plans for using $23.1 million won in settlements with opioid manufacturers to bolster treatment for addicts, prevent further addiction and make investments in some agencies impacted by the opioid epidemic. St. Vincent Charity Medical Center will receive $2 million of that sum to expand addiction treatment services at Rosary Hall. [More]
October 14, 2019

St. Vincent Charity obesity expert explains why body-shaming is harmful, not helpful

Comedian and talk show host Bill Maher recently commented on the obesity epidemic and its role in the dysfunction of the American health care system. He suggests the solution to lowering health care costs is to motivate people to lose weight by body-shaming, or fat-shaming, them. The segment also included many common misconceptions about obesity. Dr. Leslie Pristas, medical director of the Center for Bariatric Surgery at St. Vincent Charity Medical Center, explains why body-shaming is harmful and not helpful. [More]
October 9, 2019

Mercy Medical Center releases 2018-19 community benefit report

Mercy Medical Center recently released its 2018-19 community benefit report, We are Here for Everyone. The report illustrates the more than $20 million in community benefit the hospital provided in 2018, some of the stories behind the work and what it means to be a Catholic hospital. [More]

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