April 22, 2019

Mercy Medical Center International Outreach Team completes medical mission in Dominican Republic

Mercy Medical Center's Mercy International Mission Outreach Team recently completed its annual medical mission trip to the Dominican Republic. Physicians and nurses provided 45 surgeries and served more than 500 patients at two clinic locations. [More]
April 19, 2019

The Heart of Regina Health Center: Donor spotlight focuses on a couple of dynamic duos

Regina Health Center is in the midst of a renovation project to update and beautify all resident rooms and resident gathering spaces in the nursing home portion of the facility, which has been made possible in part by a $1 million matching gift initiative as part of its 25th anniversary renovation campaign. A number of donors have made the matching gift fund possible, including Dr. Elizabeth Macintyre and her husband Dr. Joseph A. Sopko. Their inspiration for making a transformational gift is detailed in the latest issue of The Heart of Regina Health Center newsletter. [More]
April 9, 2019

Mercy Medical Center 93-year-old volunteer profiled for National Volunteer Week

Mercy Medical Center's 93-year-old volunteer James Barnett has served 5,656 volunteer hours over the past 19 years and has no plans to stop. The Repository featured Barnett in an article Sunday in honor of National Volunteer Week. [More]
April 8, 2019

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

Spring has sprung and so has allergy season. Dr. Keyvan Ravakhah, internal medicine specialist and department of medicine chairman at St. Vincent Charity Medical Center, recently offered advice for surviving allergy season on the hospital’s radiant blog. [More]
March 29, 2019

Cleveland Improbable Players offer reality of addiction and recovery in dramatization at St. Vincent Charity Medical Center

The Plain Dealer joined addiction treatment caregivers and clients of Rosary Hall to view a dramatic performance staged by the Improbable Players at St. Vincent Charity Medical Center. The professional troupe brings a raw, riveting message about addiction to schools and stages across communities hit hard by the opioid epidemic. The March 25 performance was the first appearance in Ohio by the Improbable Players. [More]
March 28, 2019

Mercy Wound & Hyperbaric Center earns RestorixHealth’s Center of Excellence Award

Mercy Medical Center's Mercy Wound & Hyperbaric Center is a recipient of RestorixHealth’s Center of Excellence Award. Recipients of this award meet or exceed national wound care quality benchmarks over a three-month period. [More]
March 13, 2019

Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Journal: Fighting the opioid epidemic with civil legal aid

Jennifer Kinsley is an attorney at The Legal Aid Society of Cleveland and one of two attorneys who work full-time with St. Vincent Charity Medical System in a medical legal partnership (MLP). She recently wrote about MLPs in the Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Journal and how the St. Vincent Charity/Legal Aid Society MLP provides free, on-site services to resolve civil legal issues that impact the overall health of patients. [More]
March 6, 2019

Mercy Medical Center is leading efforts to reduce sepsis mortality in Ohio

With a sepsis mortality rate of nine percent, Mercy Medical Center has demonstrated leadership in rapidly identifying and treating sepsis, an extreme response to infection in which the body releases an excess of chemicals into the blood stream, initiating an inflammatory process that can quickly reduce blood flow to vital organs. Rapid identification and treatment of sepsis in the emergency department has helped Mercy exceed Ohio’s goal to reduce sepsis mortality and save lives. [More]
March 1, 2019

Northeast Ohio Hospital Opioid Consortium video highlights partnership

The Northeast Ohio Hospital Opioid Consortium, which includes St. Vincent Charity Medical Center, has released a new video highlighting the collaborative work under way by area hospitals to address the opioid crisis in the region. [More]
February 27, 2019

Ask Congress to delay Medicaid DSH cuts

The Medicaid disproportionate share hospital (DSH) program assists hospitals serving high numbers of Medicaid and uninsured patients. There are $4 billion in Medicaid DSH reductions scheduled to begin Oct. 1, 2019. The start of the cuts has been delayed by Congress—in a bipartisan manner—multiple times to date. We ask you to contact your U.S. senators and U.S. representative to urge congressional leaders to delay the start of the Medicaid DSH cuts. [More]

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