St. Vincent Charity leader pens essay for The Plain Dealer's Northeast Ohio health care heroes series

“God, just keep us resilient. Let’s not get discouraged. There are so many things we can do and are doing well, and we have to keep looking for those bright spots.” Janice Murphy, president and CEO of St. Vincent Medical Charity Center, was asked by The Plain Dealer for a personal account of leading during the pandemic. The Plain Dealer and Cleveland.com are celebrating health care heroes who helped through the coronavirus pandemic and are honoring them with a collection of first- and third-person stories about their work.…

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St. Vincent Charity Medical Center, health care

Cleveland Central Promise Neighborhood promotes team members

The Cleveland Central Promise Neighborhood has promoted Richaun Bunton to managing director and Dawn Glasco to manager of engagement and social innovation. The promotions better reflect the ongoing work in the community and the role of the Central Promise Team. Promise is a collective impact movement that helps to convene partners, create shared goals and implement collaborative initiatives in Cleveland's Central neighborhood. The Sisters of Charity Foundation of Cleveland is the lead partner of the Cleveland Central Promise Neighborhood.…

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Promise Neighborhood, Sisters of Charity Foundation of Cleveland, Foundations

The Heart of Regina Health Center: donor spotlight focuses on encouraging employee recognition and advancement

In the new issue of The Heart of Regina Health Center newsletter, two donors who are encouraging employee recognition and advancement are featured. Executive Director Mark Yantek writes about finding the silver linings during trying times and there is a story about Director of Maintenance Bill Vorndran retiring after 48 years. Read the complete newsletter for additional news, upcoming events, stories of how Regina Health Center carries out its mission, and more.…

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Regina Health Center, health care

Joseph’s Home to launch first facility in Cleveland to support medically fragile women experiencing homelessness

Mary’s Home, Cleveland’s first provider focused on the physical and mental health needs of medically fragile women experiencing homelessness, will open its doors in December through generous commitments of nearly $1 million, leaders of Joseph’s Home announced. “Women experiencing homelessness in Cuyahoga County have no place to go to recover from acute health conditions after leaving a hospital,” said Beth Graham, executive director, Joseph’s Home. “These women desperately need a nurturing, caring place to recuperate – not only from physical illness, but also the additional trauma they face from homelessness.”…

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Joseph's Home, Outreach

Joseph's Home announces plans to serve women experiencing homelessness through the launch of Mary's Home

Women experiencing homelessness in Cuyahoga County have no place to go to recover from significant health problems. They desperately need a nurturing, caring place to recuperate—not only from physical illness, but also the additional trauma they face from homelessness. Joseph’s Home is embarking on a transformative project with a goal to open the doors to women experiencing homelessness by December 31, 2021. Mary’s Home—a 10-bed facility that was a former school and daycare center adjacent to Joseph’s Home—will serve greater Cleveland’s population of single, adult women who are experiencing homelessness and have acute medical conditions.…

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Joseph's Home, Outreach

Cleveland Clergy Alliance, St. Vincent Charity team-up to vaccinate seniors

Technology, confusing distribution plans and limited supply have made it frustrating and difficult for many seniors to secure a COVID-19 vaccination. Those who are homebound, live alone, lack transportation or reliable social connections are at an even greater risk of not receiving the vaccine. Understanding these barriers, Cleveland Clergy Alliance and St. Vincent Charity are working together to ensure Cuyahoga County seniors have access and transportation to COVID-19 vaccinations.…

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St. Vincent Charity Medical Center, health care

WKSU spotlights how SPARK and the Early Childhood Resource Center have helped families and educators deal with pandemic effects

It's not surprising that the pandemic has had a major impact on early childhood education. The SPARK program and the Early Childhood Resource Center have been helping families and educators deal with the effects of the pandemic since it began. Radio station WKSU recently featured the work both have done to adapt to continue to provide a kindergarten readiness advantage for families with preschool-age children.…

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Early Childhood Resource Center, Outreach

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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Advocacy, health care, Sisters of Charity Health System

St. Vincent Charity food service department turns COVID-19 restrictions into community outreach opportunity

COVID-19 safety measures at St. Vincent Charity Medical Center required the cafeteria to limit seating and only allow access to employees. While the safety protocols were necessary, the impact was felt beyond the walls of the medical center. Many of the hospital's neighbors frequently visited the hospital cafeteria because it’s a convenient, affordable option and one of few places in the neighborhood that serves freshly cooked, home-style meals. In February, the hospital's food services team launched Mission Kitchen, an online grab-and-go menu for caregivers that funds meals for families in the Central Neighborhood.…

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St. Vincent Charity Medical Center, health care

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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Sisters of Charity Foundation of Cleveland, Foundations

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 Health System, health care

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 Cleveland, Foundations

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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Sisters of Charity Foundation of Canton, Foundations

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, Joseph's Home, Foundations, Outreach, Catholic Health Association

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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Sisters of Charity Foundation of Cleveland, Foundations

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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St. Vincent Charity Medical Center, health care

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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Advocacy, Sisters of Charity Health System, health care

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 of St. Augustine, Sisters of Charity Foundation of Cleveland, Foundations

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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Sisters of Charity Foundation of South Carolina, Foundations

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