February 12, 2020

Catholic Health Association releases statements on Medicaid Healthy Adult Opportunity Demonstration and Public Charge Rule

The Sisters of Charity Health System stands with the Catholic Health Association of the United States (CHA) in strongly opposing two federal policies that will adversely impact access to health care for those who are most vulnerable—capped Medicaid funding and the public charge rule for immigrants. [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 10, 2020

Sister Judith Ann Karam, CSA, to be part of 2020 Census Interfaith Partner Summit panel discussion

The 2020 Census starts in a month, when homes across the country will begin receiving invitations to complete the census. The faith community is being asked to help encourage everyone, including hard-to-count individuals and families, to respond to the census. The U.S. Census Bureau is hosting an Interfaith Partner Summit February 18 in Washington, D.C., with faith-based leaders from across the nation for a moderated panel discussion about the 2020 Census to help kick off this faith-based outreach. Sister Judith Ann Karam, CSA, congregational leader for the Sisters of Charity of St. Augustine, will be part of the panel discussion. [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]
February 4, 2020

Foundation’s The Innovation Mission fellowship now accepting applications to fight poverty with big ideas

The Sisters of Charity Foundation of Cleveland, in collaboration with the Cleveland Leadership Center, has launched its next round of The Innovation Mission fellowship with applications now open through May 1. The foundation is seeking accomplished individuals from all corners of the professional world to become the next class of fellows who will work on simple innovations that can help overcome barriers and reveal opportunities for growth. [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 28, 2020

NFL Network highlights Cleveland Central Promise Neighborhood

Across Cleveland, there are leaders championing change in ways both small and great, struggling and persevering in the name of strengthening Cleveland's communities. The NFL Network highlighted some of the small, great things about Cleveland on its TV show "Indivisible" - including work being done in the Cleveland Central Promise Neighborhood. [More]
January 24, 2020

Sisters of Charity Foundation of South Carolina announces board officers and new members

The Sisters of Charity Foundation of South Carolina recently announced the election of three new members to the board of trustees and new officers for the 2020 year. [More]
January 22, 2020

Joseph’s Home names new executive director to guide respite care for Cleveland’s homeless

Joseph’s Home has named Beth Graham as executive director to guide the facility’s medical respite care for Cleveland’s homeless men and to strengthen programs to help residents on a path toward stable housing and self-sufficiency. Graham has dedicated her career to creating quality, affordable housing and support services, most recently as senior underwriter at Enterprise Community Partners, where she helped direct more than $160 million in Northeast Ohio to address housing insecurity, homelessness and to help create healthy communities. [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]

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