February 21, 2019

St. Vincent Charity surgeon one of few in Northeast Ohio specializing in "laser spine surgery"

St. Vincent Charity Medical Center spine surgeon Dr. Jeffrey Shall is one of a select few in Northeast Ohio who specializes in minimally invasive surgery to correct spinal disorders. Often referred to as “laser spine surgery," minimally invasive spine surgery has many advantages, including shorter recovery times and stronger long-term results, over traditional surgical techniques. [More]
February 12, 2019

Mercy Medical Center lowers rates of readmissions by more than 20% with new artificial intelligence capabilities

Mercy Medical Center has lowered rates of all-cause readmissions by more that 20 percent through the application of Jvion’s Cognitive Machine solution. Mercy is effectively leveraging Jvion’s Artificial Intelligence (AI) technology to enhance quality improvement efforts and care quality. [More]
February 5, 2019

Ask your U.S. representative to support the Palliative Care and Hospice Education and Training Act

The Palliative Care and Hospice Education and Training Act (PCHETA) was reintroduced in the House last week as HR 647. This bipartisan legislation, supported by the Sisters of Charity Health System and the Catholic Health Association of the United States, would establish education centers and career incentive awards to improve the training of doctors, nurses, physician assistants, social workers and other health professionals in palliative care. We are urging everyone to contact your representative to ask him/her to co-sponsor this important legislation [More]
January 31, 2019

Healthy Business Council of Ohio recognizes Mercy Medical Center for healthy worksite practices

The Healthy Business Council of Ohio recently recognized Mercy Medical Center with the 2018 Healthy Worksite GOLD Level Award. Mercy was among 73 Ohio employers recognized for demonstrating a commitment to employee wellness through comprehensive worksite health promotion and wellness programs. [More]
January 17, 2019

Regina Health Center undertakes major renewal project with generous donor support

Regina Health Center celebrated its 25th anniversary last year. The highlight of the anniversary celebrations was a gala event in September, where a $1 million matching gift initiative was announced to raise funds for a 25th anniversary renovation campaign. With the help of generous donors, Regina Health Center kicked off the renovation project in early January to update and beautify all resident rooms and resident gathering spaces in the nursing home portion of the facility. [More]
January 11, 2019

Radiant blog: Rosary Hall co-medical director discusses growing problem of alcohol addiction on 90.3 WCPN

Christopher Adelman, M.D., co-medical director of Rosary Hall at St. Vincent Charity Medical Center, spoke on the 90.3 WCPN “Sound of Ideas” program about alcoholism being an often overlooked addiction and how to support friends or family in recovery. [More]
January 7, 2019

Health system CEO writes about link between housing and health

Thomas Strauss, president and CEO of the Sisters of Charity Health System, and Marc McDermott, vice president and Ohio market leader for Enterprise Community Partners Inc., penned an opinion piece for Crain's Cleveland Business about the link between housing and health, writing about how many low-income families make tradeoffs between rent and preventive health visits. They encouraged business and community leaders to support all programs that address the health of the community, including the social determinants of health. [More]
January 3, 2019

Regina Health Center resident featured in Catholic Health Association Medicaid makes it possible campaign

Medicaid makes it possible for Americans to get access to health care in times of need—and the Catholic Health Association (CHA) is committed to ensuring the Medicaid program remains a viable, efficient and effective program. To help do so, the CHA is running a “Medicaid makes it possible” campaign to highlight the stories of the working families, children and the elderly who turn to Medicaid to care for themselves or loved ones. Marjorie, a Regina Health Center resident, is one of the campaign’s most recent featured stories. [More]
December 20, 2018

Tell Ohio legislators to oppose Medicaid expansion freeze vote

Ohio’s Medicaid expansion is working. It has transformed lives of more than 1.2 million people over the last four years, helping hundreds of thousands of Ohioans get back to work. The Ohio General Assembly is likely to come back after Christmas to override vetoes by Gov. John Kasich. There is talk that they may vote to override his 2017 veto of the freeze on Medicaid expansion. Please tell your legislators: Don’t support the Medicaid expansion freeze. [More]
December 18, 2018

St. Vincent Charity surgeon's approach to hip replacement reduces pain and recovery time

Michael Maniche of Willoughby, Ohio, knew for almost a year he needed a total left hip replacement. But having gone through a recent left knee replacement, he dreaded what he believed would be months of painful rehabilitation. It wasn’t until he talked with Dr. Amar Mutnal, an affiliated surgeon of St. Vincent Charity Medical Center’s Spine and Orthopedic Institute, that he knew he was ready to take the leap to hip replacement. Michael chose Dr. Mutnal because of his specialized approach to total hip replacement surgery. Dr. Mutnal combines the latest in surgical techniques and technology – a minimally invasive anterior approach, digital templating technology and intra-operative x-ray. [More]

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