July 26, 2019

Sisters of Charity Health System CEO Thomas Strauss to Lead Mercy Medical Center as Paul Hiltz Accepts New Role

The Sisters of Charity Health System today announced President & CEO Thomas J. Strauss will take on the additional role of interim CEO of Mercy Medical Center, one of the health system’s two Catholic hospitals in Ohio. Paul Hiltz, who has led Mercy Medical Center since 2017, has accepted a position with NCH Healthcare System, a two-hospital Mayo Clinic Care Network affiliate in Naples, Fla. [More]
July 26, 2019

Early Childhood Resource Center helping expand in-home child care centers

The city of Canton is trying to increase in-home child care centers and awarded the Early Childhood Resource Center a grant last year to fund training and licensing for in-home providers. The initiative helps people become employed with a business of their own while also helping families in their immediate area that need child care options. The Canton Repository recently wrote about the initiative. [More]
July 25, 2019

Mercy Medical Center receives Get With The Guidelines-Heart Failure Gold Plus Quality Achievement Award

Mercy Medical Center has received the American Heart Association’s Get With The Guidelines®-Heart Failure Gold Plus Quality Achievement Award. The award recognizes the hospital’s commitment to ensuring heart failure patients receive the most appropriate treatment according to nationally recognized, research-based guidelines founded in the latest scientific evidence. The goal is speeding recovery and reducing hospital readmissions for heart failure patients. [More]
July 24, 2019

Sisters of Charity Foundation of South Carolina invests in change agents through Sustaining Partnership grants

The Sisters of Charity Foundation of South Carolina has issued Sustaining Partnership grants to seven organizations with a proven track record of positive, solid outcomes within their communities. Sustaining Partnership grant recipients provide a wide range of services to many of South Carolina’s larger counties. [More]
July 19, 2019

ECRC Community Chronicle: Books - the magic our children need

The Early Childhood Resource Center works to promote the healthy development of young children by: strengthening families, improving the quality of early learning experiences, increasing school and community readiness, and informing public policy. The latest issue of the ECRC Community Chronicle newsletter highlights the importance of getting books into homes and provides recommendations for children's books for summer reading, while also providing an update on the ECRC partnership with the GAR Foundation to give Akron's youngest children a school readiness boost and more. [More]
July 12, 2019

St. Vincent Charity spine surgeon explains complex medical terms used in diagnosing back and neck problems

Dr. Robert McLain, a spine surgeon in the Spine and Orthopedic Institute at St. Vincent Charity Medical Center, published an article to provide information regarding cervical disc injury, cervical fusion, disc replacement surgery and more - to help make complex and sometimes confusing medical terms more understandable.
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July 9, 2019

Sisters of Charity Foundation of Cleveland awards $1.2 million in grants in first half of 2019

In the first half of the year, the Sisters of Charity Foundation of Cleveland invested more than $1.2 million in the area. Its investment focused on supporting three main areas: ending homelessness, supporting Catholic sisters and their ministries, and strengthening Cleveland's Central neighborhood through health and education initiatives. [More]
July 6, 2019

Timeless, inclusive spirituality thrives at Sisters of Charity of St. Augustine's Centering Space

The Sisters of Charity Foundation of Cleveland knows that Catholic sisters have long been at the forefront of identifying and serving unmet community needs. In 2015, the foundation launched Generative Spirit to grow the capacity of Catholic sisters and their ministries to develop the next generation of lay leaders. The foundation is committed to uplifting the stories of sisters throughout Northeast Ohio, recognizing their role in the social fabric and unique way of being, ministering and leading. The foundation recently highlighted Centering Space, a ministry of the Sisters of Charity of St. Augustine, as well as its co-leaders, Sr. Carol Kandiko, CSA, and Betsy Nero. [More]
July 1, 2019

St. Vincent Charity physician offers tips for preventing back pain and injury at work

Nearly 40 million Americans suffer from chronic lower back pain, according to new research. Millions of workers, particularly those in heavy labor-related jobs, either miss work or are forced to change jobs every year because of their pain. However, St. Vincent Charity Medical Center’s orthopedic spine surgeon Dr. Jeffrey Shall said there is help for those who suffer from work-related back pain and tips to avoid injury on the job. [More]
June 28, 2019

Regina Health Center ranks #3 in Ohio for residential care family satisfaction and #13 for nursing home satisfaction

Regina Health Center has again scored high in the recently released Ohio Department of Aging (ODA) Family Satisfaction Survey for both skilled nursing and assisted living. In the survey for residential care facilities (assisted living), Regina Health Center had a score of 97.4 out of 100, which is the third highest score among 743 total facilities. In the counterpart skilled nursing family survey, Regina Health Center had a score of 91.2 out of 100, ranking 13th among 986 total facilities in Ohio. [More]

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