January 20, 2020

St. Vincent Charity offers specialized lumbar disk replacement to relive back pain, preserve mobility

Nearly 80 percent of American adults experience lower back pain at some point. While most will recover with nonsurgical treatments, those with degenerative disk disease, spinal stenosis and other related conditions find spinal fusion surgery eliminates painful motion and restores stability in the spine. However, St. Vincent Charity Medical Center offers an effective alternative—lumbar disk replacement—for younger, healthy patients seeking to maintain mobility after surgery. St. Vincent Charity’s Robert F. McLain, M.D., who worked with investigators in the first FDA trials on the procedure, is the recognized expert on lumbar disk replacement surgery in Northeast Ohio. [More]
January 10, 2020

Cleveland Magazine highlights St. Vincent Charity spine surgeon as a “Champion of Care”

Lumbar disk replacement, which substitutes a worn or degenerated disk with an artificial disk, alleviates lower back pain while allowing for normal range of motion. Robert F. McLain, M.D., a spine surgeon in the Spine and Orthopedic Institute at St. Vincent Charity Medical Center, is a specialist in this advanced surgical procedure. Dr. McLain was featured as a “Champions of Care” in Cleveland Magazine for the life-changing surgery he performed on Akron firefighter and paramedic Steve Arce. [More]
January 6, 2020

St. Vincent Charity chief nursing officer featured in Northeast Ohio Year of the Nurse 2020 story

In 2019, the World Health Organization declared 2020 to be the Year of the Nurse and Midwife. ​A group of NEO universities and colleges, health care providers, hospital systems and nursing professional organizations heeded the call to celebrate the incredible work of nurses and to promote the nursing profession. The Northeast Ohio Year of the Nurse 2020 highlights the innovative and inspiring stories of nurses in the region, and recently featured St. Vincent Charity Medical Center Chief Nursing Officer Barbara Moran for one of its daily nursing stories. [More]
December 30, 2019

Cleveland Central Promise Neighborhood hosts St. Vincent Charity caregivers for a "reverse ride-along"

Doctors from St. Vincent Charity Medical Center recently explored issues involving trust and trauma with residents of Cleveland's Central neighborhood during a reverse ride-along hosted by the Cleveland Central Promise Neighborhood. The FreshWater e-magazine was there to report about the reverse ride-along. [More]
December 23, 2019

ST. VINCENT CHARITY MEDICAL CENTER NAMES MICHAEL BISCARO PSY.D., ABPP 
CHIEF OF BEHAVIORAL HEALTH & ADDICTION MEDICINE

St. Vincent Charity Medical Center has named Michael J. Biscaro, Psy.D., ABPP (Forensic) to the newly created post of chief of behavioral health & addiction medicine, effective January 6, 2020.

In this position, Dr. Biscaro will serve an integral role in improving access for Rosary Hall detoxification and outpatient programs, inpatient adult and geropsychiatry, and psychiatric emergency department. Furthermore, he will lead the clinical teams currently providing behavioral health and addiction services in a transformational effort to create an integrated and expanded continuum of services that addresses the holistic needs of patients. [More]
December 13, 2019

News of the Diocese: St. Vincent Charity Medical Center lights up for Christmas

St. Vincent Charity Medical Center caregivers recently gathered in song and prayer to celebrate the Christmas season with a blessing and lighting ceremony for the 90-foot cascading tree of lights and campus light display. [More]
November 20, 2019

Annual #WeGiveCatholic online crowdfunding event happens December 3

Several ministries of the Sisters of Charity Health System will be participating in the annual online day of Catholic giving in Northeast Ohio. The event is called #weGiveCatholic and happens Tuesday, December 3, which is Giving Tuesday—a national day of giving for nonprofits. By designating St. Vincent Charity Medical Center, Joseph’s Home, Regina Health Center and Light of Hearts Villa, any gifts you contribute will benefit these ministries directly and place them in the running to receive cash prizes and secure matching gifts. [More]
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 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]

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