February 15, 2018

Mark Cotleur Joins Sisters of Charity Health System as Senior Vice President of Fund Development

Mark Cotleur has joined the Sisters of Charity Health System as senior vice president for fund development. In this role, he is responsible for overseeing fundraising on behalf of St. Vincent Charity Medical Center in Cleveland, Mercy Medical Center in Canton, Regina Health Center in Richfield, Light of Hearts Villa in Bedford, and six outreach ministries in Ohio and South Carolina. [More]
February 8, 2018

Dr. Carla O'Day at St. Vincent Charity Medical Center explains the facts about flu

Amid one of the worst flu seasons in nearly a decade, Dr. Carla O’Day, medical director of St. Vincent Charity Medical Center’s Emergency Department, provides clarity on these questions based on her decades of experience treating thousands of flu patients throughout her career. Patients’ best protection against serious complications from the flu is knowing what symptoms to watch for, who is most at-risk and when to seek emergency medical help. [More]
February 2, 2018

Radiant blog: St. Vincent Charity pastoral education program fosters new generation of hospital chaplains

The St. Vincent Charity Medical Center Pastoral Care team assists patients and their families with emotional and spiritual care during their stay, regardless of religious affiliation. The St. Vincent Charity Clinical Pastoral Education Program is educating and fostering a new generation of hospital chaplains to tend to the spiritual needs of patients throughout the region. The hospital’s blog, radiant, published an article about the pastoral education program. [More]
January 26, 2018

Catholic Health World: St. Vincent Charity teams with police to get opioid addicts into recovery programs

St. Vincent Charity Medical Center worked with a Cleveland-area police chief to create Safe Passages, a means for police in four suburban districts to offer medical help to substance abusers rather than incarceration. The Safe Passages program is profiled in the February 1 issue of Catholic Health World. [More]
January 18, 2018

Radiant blog: St. Vincent Charity Surgeon Dr. John Collis revolutionized spinal surgery

A nationally noted leader in his field, surgeon John Collis, M.D., revolutionized treatment for patients suffering from back pain. Dr. Collis, who is co-director of the Spine & Orthopedic Institute at St. Vincent Charity Medical Center, was the first doctor to establish spinal surgery as a sub-specialty in neurosurgery. The hospital recently published an article about Dr. Collis’ background and his many achievements on its blog. [More]
November 24, 2017

Second annual #weGiveCatholic online crowdfunding event happens November 28

Several ministries of the Sisters of Charity Health System will be participating in the second-annual online day of Catholic giving in Northeast Ohio. The event is called #weGiveCatholic and happens Tuesday, November 28, which is Giving Tuesday—a national day of giving for nonprofits. You can help by sharing the news and/or making a gift. [More]
November 17, 2017

Sisters of Charity Health System statement on repeal of the ACA individual mandate

The Senate Finance Committee will soon release tax legislation that includes a repeal of the individual mandate under the Affordable Care Act (ACA). This proposal would lead to a devastating increase of 13 million in the number of uninsured in our nation, and further destabilize the health insurance market. Please contact your senators now and ask them to oppose any legislation that includes a repeal of the individual mandate under the ACA. [More]
November 13, 2017

Joseph’s Home builds medical respite capacity with hiring of new medical director

With a gift from the Elisabeth Severance Prentiss Foundation, Joseph’s Home was able to recently hire a new medical director, which was a big step forward in building its medical respite capacity to better serve homeless men with acute medical needs who need a place to heal and achieve independence. Harikrishna C. Ponnam, M.D., from St. Vincent Charity Medical Center, began in this new part-time role October 1. [More]
November 10, 2017

St. Vincent Charity Medical Center establishes pain management clinic

In a comprehensive effort to improve patient overall health and quality of life, St. Vincent Charity Medical Center has partnered with Pain Management Group to open a new center offering a balanced treatment plan to address chronic and acute pain. [More]
November 9, 2017

Catholic Health World: Ministry systems tackle transportation barriers for vulnerable patients

Transportation is too often a barrier to health. St. Vincent Charity Medical Center launched a pilot program in June offering free Uber transportation for addiction patients participating in Rosary Hall’s Intensive Outpatient Program. St. Vincent Charity and several other hospitals across the nation are featured in Catholic Health World for implementing innovative transportation programs for the most vulnerable. [More]

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