February 27, 2012

Providence Hospitals Opens Providence Family Medicine Lexington

Providence Hospitals opened a new family practice in Lexington County, South Carolina. With the opening of Family Medicine Lexington, Wayne Black, M.D. and Hance Oliver, M.D., join Providence Hospitals, representing more than 50 years of experience serving the health care needs of families in the Midlands of South Carolina. The practice will provide a variety of services to patients from pediatric to geriatric. Read the complete press release here.  
February 17, 2012

Prayer for Today

“Lord, You invite all who are burdened to come to You. Allow your healing hand to heal me. Touch my soul with Your compassion for others. Touch my heart with Your courage and infinite love for all. Touch my mind with Your wisdom, that my mouth may always proclaim Your praise. Teach me to reach out to You in my need, and help me to lead others to You by my example. Most loving Heart of Jesus, bring me health in body and spirit that I may serve You with all my strength. Touch gently this lif... [More]
December 7, 2011

William A. Young Jr. Named President and CEO of St. John Medical Center

St. John Medical Center (SJMC) is pleased to announce the appointment of William A. Young Jr. as President and CEO of SJMC. The announcement was made by Ronald W. Dees, Chairman of the Board of Directors for SJMC which is co-owned by the Sisters of Charity Health System and University Hospitals (UH). Mr. Young will begin his new role by December 31, 2011. More...
December 5, 2011

Plain Dealer introduces series featuring Cleveland Central Promise Neighborhood

A ministry of the Sisters of Charity Health System, the Sisters of Charity Foundation of Cleveland is committed to reducing disparities in health and education in the Central Neighborhood near downtown Cleveland. Residents of this community, like so many in our region, experience poor outcomes in education and health, which make it much harder for residents to move out of poverty. The foundation is working on developing a "Promise Neighborhood" in Central that works to improve children's success in school and the community in general. This work has been supported and noticed by many, including The Plain Dealer, which has published the first story in an occasional series about the ongoing effort to create the Cleveland Central Promise Neighborhood. [More]
December 1, 2011

Sisters of Charity Foundation of South Carolina President interviewed for The Sector Connector

In celebration of 15 years in philanthropy, Sisters of Charity Foundation of South Carolina President Tom Keith was recently interviewed for The Sector Connector, a podcast that features conversations with leaders committed to bridging societal gaps and bringing organizations and industry together for the greater good. More...
November 30, 2011

Plain Dealer highlights St. Vincent Charity Medical Center’s prescription assistance program

As a complement to a recent story about all area health systems’ community benefit contributions, which noted the Sisters of Charity Health System's collective annual community benefit of $54.6 million, The Plain Dealer has highlighted St. Vincent Charity Medical Center’s prescription assistance program. More...
November 30, 2011

Cleveland’s Sisters of Charity Health System to Join CliniSync Health Information Exchange

The Sisters of Charity Health System is taking a significant step into the future of patient care in Ohio by committing three of its medical centers to join the statewide health information exchange. Plans now will begin for St. Vincent Charity Medical Center, St. John Medical Center and Mercy Medical Center to connect electronically to other Ohio physicians, hospitals, labs and health care entities. The projected timeline for implementation for St. Vincent Charity and St. John is the summer of... [More]
November 28, 2011

Sisters of Charity Health System provides $54.6 million in annual community benefit

The Plain Dealer recently reviewed the community benefit local health systems provide throughout northeast Ohio. In 2010, the Sisters of Charity Health System and its subsidiaries, which include five acute care Catholic hospitals, three grantmaking foundations, several outreach organizations and two elder care facilities, collectively provided $54.6 million in community benefit. This includes $21.8 million in charity care at cost; $23.1 million in unpaid costs of Medicaid; and $9.7 million commu... [More]
November 14, 2011

Mercy Medical Center named a “Top U.S. Hospital for Heart Care” by Thompson Reuters

Thomson Reuters recently released its annual study identifying the top U.S. hospitals for inpatient cardiovascular services. The study, in its thirteenth year, singled out 50 hospitals that achieved superior clinical outcomes, including Mercy Medical Center, which is a ministry of the Sisters of Charity Health System. More...
November 9, 2011

St. John Medical Center's $45 Million Plan Gets Final OK

More than $45 million in improvements at St. John Medical Center (SJMC) have received final approval from the hospital's board of directors, paving way for implementation of Phases 1 and 2 of the hospital's modernization plan. Phases 3 and 4 will cost an additional $6.4 million which still needs approval by the board of trustees. More...

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