October 5, 2012

Touchdowns for Fatherhood: South Carolina Center for Fathers and Families teams up with TD Bank

Football season is in full swing and the cries of "Go Gamecocks" resonate at Williams-Brice Stadium on the campus of the University of South Carolina. When the Gamecocks score, so does the South Carolina Center for Fathers and Families. TD Bank, in partnership with the Center for Fathers and Families, is making a donation to the center each time the Gamecocks score a touchdown. In addition to the touchdown donations, TD Bank has provided two tickets to every home game to a lucky fatherhood participant and his child. For a recent game against the University of Alabama at Birmingham, Lionel Williams (middle) and his son Jered Williams (right) received the two tickets. Jawaan Etheridge (left), a close friend of Jered's was also able to accompany the two. Lionel, a student at the University of South Carolina from 1982-1986, has attended several games over his lifetime, but this game in particular was extra special. "My son is a senior in high school and very busy. So those moments when we have some quality time together are few and far between," Lionel said. "For TD Bank to allow me to have that moment where we could just hang out together was just unbelievable." Lionel has been a participant of the Midlands Fatherhood Coalition for nearly a year now. The Midlands Fatherhood Coalition is one of six fatherhood programs throughout the state supported by the Center. The programs help fathers reconnect with their children and help meet the material, emotional and spiritual needs of their children. "Plain and simple, I would just like to say thank you to TD Bank for the tickets and the opportunity to enjoy a game with my son and his friend. I don't think they (TD Bank) understand how much this opportunity means for fathers like me, who are just trying to do the right thing, by being able to spend time and take care of my son," Lionel said. "I don't know if Jered realized the magnitude of the situation, but for me it was a very, very special night.” The South Carolina Center for Fathers and Families is a ministry of the Sisters of Charity Health System.
October 5, 2012

Sisters of Charity Health System leaders support Issue 107

The health system supports Mayor Jackson’s efforts to pass Issue 107 because of the transformational change it will enable the Cleveland Metropolitan School District to undergo, especially within the Central Neighborhood. Through the Sisters of Charity Foundation of Cleveland’s work with the Cleveland Central Promise Neighborhood initiative, we are very aware of how critical this levy is to the children of Cleveland. [More]
October 2, 2012

Mercy Medical Center named one of nation’s top cardiovascular hospitals for sixth time

Mercy Medical Center has been named one of the nation’s 50 Top Cardiovascular Hospitals by Truven Health Analytics. The study examined the performance of more than 1,000 hospitals by analyzing outcomes for patients with heart failure and heart attacks, and for those who received coronary bypass surgery and percutaneous coronary interventions such as angioplasties. This is the sixth time that Mercy Medical Center has been recognized with this honor. This year’s winners were announced October 1 in Modern Healthcare magazine. [More]
October 1, 2012

St. John Medical Center Cancer Program accredited by the Commission on Cancer of the American College of Surgeons

The Commission on Cancer (CoC) of the American College of Surgeons (ACoS) has Granted Three Year Accreditation with Commendation to the Cancer Program at St. John Medical Center. [More]
September 28, 2012

Sisters of Charity Foundation of South Carolina awards $89,050 to Sister-led ministries

The Sisters of Charity Foundation of South Carolina recently awarded seven Collaboration for Ministry Initiative (CMI) Strengthening Ministry grants, totaling $89,050, to programs associated with women religious (Catholic nuns) across South Carolina. [More]
September 27, 2012

Health System supports Cleveland’s new Albanian Cultural Garden

Sister Judith Ann Karam, CSA, helped celebrate the opening of Cleveland’s new Albanian Cultural Garden September 22 and the unveiling of its centerpiece, a 7-foot-tall bronze statue of Mother Teresa. [More]
September 27, 2012

Sisters of Charity Foundation of South Carolina holds listening session with homebound seniors

The Sisters of Charity Foundation of South Carolina held its third listening session of the year in Georgetown, South Carolina, September 13, focusing on homebound seniors served through the GRACE Ministries Neighbor to Neighbor program. Participants shared their experiences with foundation board and staff, and GRACE Ministries staff and volunteers. [More]
September 27, 2012

VIDEO: Healthy Learners board members discuss 13th Annual Champions for Children Golf Tournament

MidlandsBiz recently sat down with two Healthy Learners board members, Tina Emerson and Matthew Roberts, to talk about the tournament and the expansion of the Healthy Learners program beyond the Midlands into different regions of the state: Allendale, Dillon, Greenwood and Georgetown. [More]
September 25, 2012

Mercy Medical Center is collection site for national Prescription Drug Take-Back initiative on Sept.29

To help prevent the misuse of prescription drugs and address the safety and health hazards of pharmaceutical waste, Mercy Medical Center is partnering with the Stark County Sheriff Department, Canton City Police Department and the United States Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) to serve as a collection site for a one-day Prescription Drug “Take-Back” initiative on Saturday, September 29. [More]
September 21, 2012

Cleveland Central Promise Neighborhood continues work to make vibrant, thriving neighborhoods

The Cleveland Central Promise Neighborhood initiative is moving full speed ahead with the help of staff, partners, Central neighborhood residents and local schools while waiting for word from the U.S. Department of Education on its application for Promise Neighborhood funding. [More]

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