March 27, 2020

Regina Health Center resident helps the homeless during COVID-19 pandemic

The St. Paschal Baylon Helping Hands Ministry has never missed a weekly delivery of meals and supplies to the homeless in Cleveland since it was founded by Regina Health Center resident Deacon Joseph Bourgeois, SSS, in 2008—and that even includes Christmas day. While the COVID-19 pandemic has shut much of the state down, it hasn’t shut down the urgent needs of the homeless. Deacon Joe has been hard at work from his room at Regina Health Center helping the homeless and serving as an example of everyone doing their part and serving others during this uncertain time. [More]
March 13, 2020

Mercy Medical Center first in Ohio to offer new robot-controlled waterjet treatment for patients suffering from enlarged prostate symptoms

Mercy Medical Center announced there is new hope for men in Stark, Tuscarawas and surrounding counties who suffer from lower urinary tract symptoms (LUTS) as a result of benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH), which is a non-cancerous enlargement of the prostate. The new treatment, called Aquablation® therapy, is performed by the AQUABEAM® System which uses a robot-controlled waterjet to remove the enlarged prostate tissue. Mercy Medical Center is currently the only hospital in Ohio to offer this new treatment. [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 13, 2020

Regina Health Center welcomes new director of nursing

Regina Health Center has named Marlene “Marti” Shivak, RN, as director of nursing. Regina Health Center is a faith-based skilled nursing and assisted living facility based in Richfield serving Northeast Ohio. In this role, Shivak oversees day-to-day operations of the nursing department and staff, and directs and supports the nursing team as they care for residents to ensure the delivery of high quality, compassionate nursing care. [More]
February 11, 2020

Mercy Development Foundation names new board chair

Mercy Development Foundation announced that Thomas M. Paumier, DDS, will serve as its new board chair effective January 2020. Mercy Development Foundation is a non-profit entity devoted to the advancement of the mission and ministry of Mercy Medical Center. Dr. Paumier succeeds Donald Peterson III, who served as board chair since 2016. [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 30, 2020

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

The Healthy Business Council of Ohio recognized Mercy Medical Center with the 2019 Healthy Worksite GOLD Level Award during the recent 16th annual Healthy Worksite awards presentation. Mercy was among 34 Ohio large employers (1,001 or more employees) recognized with the GOLD Level Award for demonstrating a commitment to employee wellness through comprehensive worksite health promotion and wellness programs. [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 8, 2020

Donor provides new shoes for children at Mercy Mission Outreach’s annual Christmas party at St. Paul Square

Sixty-six children in northeast Canton received a new pair of custom fit tennis shoes just before Christmas at Mercy Medical Center Mission Outreach’s annual neighborhood Christmas open house at Mercy at St. Paul Square, thanks to the generosity of an anonymous donor and BSN Sports. The children were able to pick shoe size, type and color at the open house on Friday, Dec. 20. The shoes were delivered on the following Monday, Dec. 23, just in time for Christmas. [More]

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