September 18, 2018

St. Vincent Charity physician offers advice for surviving a severe allergy season

Ragweed pollen, which causes hay fever, usually hits peak levels in mid-September, but temperature changes and rain over the past several weeks have led to record high daily pollen counts with no signs of tapering-off. The Plain Dealer recently spoke with Dr. Keyvan Ravakhah, internal medicine specialist and department of medicine chairman at St. Vincent Charity Medical Center, about advice for surviving a particularly brutal allergy season. [More]
September 12, 2018

Navigating legal land mines paves way for St. Vincent Charity Rosary Hall patient to turn life around

When Suzanne* began treatment at St. Vincent Charity Medical Center's Rosary Hall for her alcohol dependency, she met with attorneys from The Legal Aid Society of Cleveland as part of St. Vincent's medical-legal partnership. This allowed Suzanne to stay focused on her treatment program while Legal Aid addressed multiple issues that could have created challenges on Suzanne's path to recovery. [More]
September 4, 2018

St. Vincent Charity Medical Center president & CEO pens letter to the editor about hospital community benefit

St. Vincent Charity Medical Center provided $19 million in community benefit in 2017. St. Vincent Charity President & CEO David Perse, M.D., recently wrote a letter to the editor about the impact community benefit has on serving real people with real heath needs. [More]
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 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 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]
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]
July 17, 2018

St. Vincent Charity Radiant Blog: Outpatient procedure helps patients take control of arthritis pain

The Spine and Orthopedic Institute at St. Vincent Charity Medical Center can offer alternatives to surgery for those suffering from severe arthritis in the back and joints. One patient of the institute recently told her story in the hospital’s Radiant blog, describing how a non-invasive cooled, radiofrequency spinal ablation treatment helped relieve her chronic back pain. [More]
June 29, 2018

St. Vincent Charity Radiant Blog: Preventing heat illnesses in older adults

With extremely high temperatures in the forecast, it’s important to check on elderly loved ones, who are more prone to heat stress. And, it’s important to know what steps to take to help prevent heat-related illness and death. Read more about symptoms of heat illnesses and what to do to stay cool in the latest St. Vincent Charity Medical Center Radiant blog post. [More]
June 20, 2018

St. Vincent Charity Psychiatric Emergency Department medical director discusses suicide prevention

The St. Vincent Charity Medical Center Psychiatric Emergency Department is one of only two in Ohio and serves as a crisis center, providing a safety net for nearly 4,000 patients annually who need immediate behavioral health care in an emergency setting. In light of recent high-profile suicides and rising suicide rates in Ohio, Dr. Albana Dreshaj, the department’s medical director, offered some advice through the hospital’s radiant blog for those who might be struggling with suicidal thoughts or know someone who is. [More]

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