March 19, 2020

Health system shares concerns with Catholic Health World about Medicaid block grant proposal

While federal officials are pitching their proposal to offer block grants for Medicaid expansion funding as a way to give states more flexibility over their health care programs and expenses, the Catholic Health Association of the United States fears the change will ultimately mean less care and for fewer people. Heather Stoll, vice president of external affairs for the Sisters of Charity Health System, told Catholic Health World, the association's publication, that the health system shares the concerns that the new block grant proposal could be the start of a wave of changes that erodes the safety net provided to low-income individuals and families by Medicaid. [More]
February 17, 2020

Rosary Hall donor establishes endowment to help support uninsured and under-insured patients

Gary Storch freely admits that he would not be alive today if it wasn’t for Rosary Hall at St. Vincent Charity Medical Center. He started drinking at the age of 15 and came to Rosary Hall in the late 1970s at the age of 18. He was without health insurance and without money to pay for much-needed alcohol addiction treatment—and without hope. More than 40 years later, he wanted to show his gratitude by donating half of his life savings to establish the Gary and Patty Storch Endowment at Rosary Hall to support uninsured and under-insured patients to help them get treatment. [More]
February 6, 2020

St. Vincent Charity featured in Catholic Health World cover story

In its February 1 cover story, Catholic Health World examined the issue of clinical alarm management. St. Vincent Charity Medical Center's chief nursing officer, Barbara J. Moran, shared her insights and steps the hospital has taken to reduce the noise on its floors, including customizing alarms and more. [More]
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]

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