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 14, 2020

Joseph’s Home to host Warm Hands, Warm Hearts fundraising event January 30

Joseph’s Home is hosting its Warm Hands, Warm Hearts fundraising happy hour social Thursday, January 30, from 5:30 – 7:30 at Market Garden Brewery, 1947 W. 25th St., Cleveland, Ohio. Tickets are $25 per person and include one drink ticket and an appetizer bar. Come warm your hands at the fireplace and warm your heart by helping to raise awareness of the medical needs of the homeless in Cleveland. [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]
January 7, 2020

Ask Your Congressional Representatives to oppose cutting SNAP benefit levels

Proposed changes to the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) would hit Northeast Ohio families particularly hard, according to statistics from the Center for Community Solutions (CCS). CCS found 41 percent of the state’s SNAP recipients would be affected by a federal proposal to remove states’ ability to calculate benefits based on local utility costs. Reducing the Standard Utility Allowance (SUA) starting this year could cost Cuyahoga County $21 million and Cleveland $13 million annually. That breaks down to a loss of about $45 a month for each SNAP recipient. Please urge Ohio Senators Brown and Portman and your representative in the U.S. House to oppose the proposed rule. [More]
January 6, 2020

Sisters of Charity Health System Names New Senior Vice President of Mission and Ministry

The Sisters of Charity Health System has named James Armour as senior vice president of mission and ministry. In this role, he will give leadership and oversight to mission and values across the health system. He will oversee programs and processes to ensure the decisions, policies and programs of the health system and all operating units are consistent with the mission, philosophy, faith obligations and values of the Sisters of Charity of St. Augustine, as well as the elements of Catholic identity and the social teachings of the Catholic Church. [More]
January 6, 2020

St. Vincent Charity chief nursing officer featured in Northeast Ohio Year of the Nurse 2020 story

In 2019, the World Health Organization declared 2020 to be the Year of the Nurse and Midwife. ​A group of NEO universities and colleges, health care providers, hospital systems and nursing professional organizations heeded the call to celebrate the incredible work of nurses and to promote the nursing profession. The Northeast Ohio Year of the Nurse 2020 highlights the innovative and inspiring stories of nurses in the region, and recently featured St. Vincent Charity Medical Center Chief Nursing Officer Barbara Moran for one of its daily nursing stories. [More]
December 30, 2019

Cleveland Central Promise Neighborhood hosts St. Vincent Charity caregivers for a "reverse ride-along"

Doctors from St. Vincent Charity Medical Center recently explored issues involving trust and trauma with residents of Cleveland's Central neighborhood during a reverse ride-along hosted by the Cleveland Central Promise Neighborhood. The FreshWater e-magazine was there to report about the reverse ride-along. [More]
December 25, 2019

Reflection for Christmas

On behalf of the Catholic Health Association, we are pleased to share the following reflection for Christmas. [More]
December 22, 2019

Reflection for the fourth week of Advent

On behalf of the Catholic Health Association, we are pleased to share the following reflection for the fourth week of Advent... Learning to Pause. [More]

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