October 30, 2019

St. Vincent Charity welcomes new chief operating officer

Shannan D. Ritchie, FACHE, has been appointed chief operating officer of St. Vincent Charity Medical Center. Ritchie joins St. Vincent Charity with nearly two decades of executive leadership in health care. [More]
October 23, 2019

Mercy Service League’s 2019 Harvest Ball raises nearly $300,000

More than 350 guests attended the Mercy Service League’s recent 2019 French Connection Harvest Ball at the Alex D. Krassas Center in Canton. The event raised approximately $300,000, with proceeds benefitting the Mercy Facility Transformation Clinical Decision Unit, which will allow Mercy Medical Center to add more private rooms for its patients. [More]
October 21, 2019

Light of Hearts Villa Seton Safety Net bridges a gap for seniors in need

Light of Hearts Villa provides premier senior residential living services through compassionate, faith-based, mission-driven and person-centered care, which also extends into the local community through its Seton Safety Net Food Closet. Read how this resource helps bridge a gap for seniors in need in the most recent issue of the Villa Voices newsletter. [More]
October 16, 2019

Rosary Hall at St. Vincent Charity to receive $2M as part of county opioid lawsuit settlement

Officials from Cuyahoga County recently announced plans for using $23.1 million won in settlements with opioid manufacturers to bolster treatment for addicts, prevent further addiction and make investments in some agencies impacted by the opioid epidemic. St. Vincent Charity Medical Center will receive $2 million of that sum to expand addiction treatment services at Rosary Hall. [More]
October 14, 2019

St. Vincent Charity obesity expert explains why body-shaming is harmful, not helpful

Comedian and talk show host Bill Maher recently commented on the obesity epidemic and its role in the dysfunction of the American health care system. He suggests the solution to lowering health care costs is to motivate people to lose weight by body-shaming, or fat-shaming, them. The segment also included many common misconceptions about obesity. Dr. Leslie Pristas, medical director of the Center for Bariatric Surgery at St. Vincent Charity Medical Center, explains why body-shaming is harmful and not helpful. [More]
October 9, 2019

Mercy Medical Center releases 2018-19 community benefit report

Mercy Medical Center recently released its 2018-19 community benefit report, We are Here for Everyone. The report illustrates the more than $20 million in community benefit the hospital provided in 2018, some of the stories behind the work and what it means to be a Catholic hospital. [More]
October 7, 2019

St. Vincent Charity patient advocacy improves care through compassionate, hands-on approach

Faith-based health care offers a unique environment of patient care that addresses medical, spiritual and socioeconomic needs. As Cleveland’s only Catholic hospital, caregivers at St. Vincent Charity Medical Center serve a mission dedicated to the healing ministry of Jesus and serve with a deep respect for the dignity and value of all persons. This mission, and a devotion to caring for the whole person, led St. Vincent Charity to establish a patient advocacy department that is unlike that of any other health system in Northeast Ohio. [More]
October 1, 2019

Mercy Development Foundation awards Sr. Judith Ann Karam, CSA, St. Augustine Award for Distinguished Service

The Mercy Development Foundation, which supports the mission of Mercy Medical Center, honored Sister Judith Ann Karam, CSA, congregational leader of the Sisters of Charity of St. Augustine with its 2019 St. Augustine Award for Distinguished Service During its annual Founders Day ceremony and donor recognition event. This award recognizes individuals whose leadership and vision have impacted and transformed the medical center. [More]
September 27, 2019

Sisters of Charity Health System Signs Letter of Intent for Mercy Medical Center to Join Cleveland Clinic

Cleveland Clinic and the Sisters of Charity Health System today signed a non-binding letter of intent to explore Mercy Medical Center becoming a full member of the Cleveland Clinic health system while maintaining its Catholic identity through sponsorship by the Sisters of Charity of St. Augustine.

The Sisters of Charity Health System, which is the sole member of Mercy Medical Center, and Cleveland Clinic will begin a careful and thorough review to complete the due diligence process that will outline how they will move forward to best meet the health care needs of residents in Stark County and surrounding communities. [More]
September 27, 2019

Mercy Medical Center receives 11th consecutive EPA ENERGY STAR certification

For the 11th consecutive year, Mercy Medical Center has again been awarded the U.S. EPA’s ENERGY STAR certification—one of only three hospitals in the United States, and the only one in Ohio, to earn this designation. Each year the hospital’s main campus, a facility of 1 million square feet that’s a blend of old and new construction, saves nearly $1 million in energy costs. [More]

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