August 24, 2018

St. Vincent Charity interdisciplinary medical legal partnership takes holistic approach to wellness

An innovator in compassionate care, St. Vincent Charity Medical Center partnered with The Legal Aid Society of Cleveland in October 2017 to create one of the nation’s first medical-legal partnership (MLP) focused on a Psychiatric Emergency Department. Through this partnership, Legal Aid attorneys are onsite at St. Vincent Charity to advise and represent patients and to train providers in spotting social determinants of health with potential legal remedies. [More]
August 23, 2018

Sisters of Charity Foundation of Cleveland: Behind a grantmaker's new fellowship for promising problem solvers

The Innovation Mission, a fellowship developed by the Sisters of Charity Foundation of Cleveland in partnership with the Cleveland Leadership Center, is teaching five local experts the power of innovative thinking – especially when it comes to fighting poverty. Nine months into the fellowship’s 18-month process, the five fellows have made extensive progress in learning the skill of innovation as a powerful tool to change the trajectory of poverty. [More]
August 22, 2018

Sisters of Charity Health System Names New Senior Vice President

The Sisters of Charity Health System has named Janice G. Murphy, RN, BSN, MSN, FACHE as senior vice president of mission and ministry. In this role, she will give leadership and oversight to mission and values across the health system. She will oversee programs and processes to ensure the decisions, policies and programs of the health system and all operating units are consistent with the mission, philosophy, faith obligations and values of the Sisters of Charity of St. Augustine, as well as the elements of Catholic identity and the social teachings of the Catholic Church.

Murphy’s career includes 40 years of health care leadership. She is currently serving as chief operating officer (COO) of regional hospitals and family health centers for the Cleveland Clinic. In this role since 2015, she has been responsible for the operations of 10 community hospitals, 21 family health centers, three freestanding emergency departments, and three health and wellness centers. Prior, she has served as COO of Sheikh Khalifa Medical City in Abu Dhabi, president of Cleveland Clinic Fairview Hospital, president of Cleveland Clinic Fairview and Lakewood Hospitals, senior vice president and COO of Cleveland Clinic Fairview Hospital, and chief nursing officer of Cleveland Clinic Fairview Hospital. [More]
August 17, 2018

St. Vincent Charity Radiant Blog: Dr. Michael Canales provides life-saving treatment for mom with infected diabetic foot ulcer

Michael Canales, D.P.M., one of many master surgeons at St. Vincent Charity Medical Center, is widely regarded for his expertise in medical and surgical care for foot and ankle injuries. He recently treated a woman from West Virginia who had been suffering for several weeks from a diabetic foot ulcer. A friend told her about St. Vincent Charity and Dr. Canales because of their combined reputation as the best in the field. [More]
August 14, 2018

Sisters of Charity Foundation of Cleveland program officer discusses innovation for social change

The Sisters of Charity Foundation of Cleveland’s fellowship, known as The Innovation Mission, is a powerful opportunity for accomplished professionals to advance their innovative ideas to change the trajectory of poverty in Cleveland. The foundation is sharing their journey over the course of 18 months. In this installment, the foundation's Program Officer Margaret Eigsti explains why innovation should be practiced across the social sector. [More]
August 10, 2018

St. Vincent Charity Medical Center transportation program receives national attention

St. Vincent Charity Medical Center has been a leader—the first hospital in the nation—to remove the barrier of transportation for addiction medicine patients, which has gained national attention. A client of Rosary Hall was featured in a story by The New York Times regarding the importance of non-emergency medical transportation. [More]
August 6, 2018

South Carolina fatherhood program helping men become better fathers

Man 2 Man, which is a program of the South Carolina Center for Fathers and Families, works to help more fathers engage with their kids by providing resources and education to help them be the best dads they can be. The News & Press in Darlington recently published an article about the important work the program is doing. [More]
August 5, 2018

Catholic Community Connection summer fellowship opens doors for Catholic grad

The summer fellows program at Catholic Community Connection gives local college students the chance to immerse themselves in a 10-week internship for one of several Cleveland-area Catholic-based organizations. This year, Tom McCartney, recent graduate of John Carroll University, stepped in to get his feet wet in public policy and advocacy with the Sisters of Charity Foundation of Cleveland (SOCF), as well as the Sisters of Charity Health System (SCHS). A funder of Catholic Community Connection’s first summer fellowship, the SOCF wants to focus more closely on public policy as part of its efforts to break the cycle of poverty. [More]
August 1, 2018

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

The House of Representatives recently passed the Palliative Care and Hospice Education and Training Act and the bill is now with the Senate for consideration. Please contact your senators today to urge them to support the same act in the Senate. This bipartisan bill would provide new resources for palliative care research, professional training, and education and outreach to help expand the availability of palliative care for all patients and families facing serious or life-threatening illness. [More]
July 31, 2018

St. Vincent Charity surgeon uses breakthrough technology to build customized knee implants

With multiplying numbers of patients turning to total knee replacement surgery, St. Vincent Charity Medical Center orthopedic surgeons lead the way in Northeast Ohio to employ the latest technologies to ensure successful results. St. Vincent’s Matthew Levy, M.D., is one of the first in the region to utilize breakthrough technology that builds a customized knee implant and surgical tools for individual patients. [More]

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