May 10, 2018

St. Vincent Charity virtual dementia tour gives caregivers a “humbling” exercise in empathy

St. Vincent Charity Medical Center recently hosted a virtual dementia tour for caregivers who wanted to experience how a patient with dementia sees, hears and feels in their world. Run by Crossroads Hospice, the tour is described as an active empathy exercise where participants learn what it’s like to have dementia as they try to perform everyday tasks. [More]
May 10, 2018

Tell Congress not to support the harsh cuts to SNAP in the House Farm Bill

The House of Representatives recently introduced its version of the 2018 Farm Bill reauthorization (H.R. 2). The bill proposes significant changes to domestic nutrition programs, which could result in up to 2 million people losing access to the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP). Your voice is needed as the House is set to vote on the bill as early as next week. [More]
May 9, 2018

Ohio Medicaid eligibility requirements could have 18,000 losing coverage and cost counties millions

Ohio has joined a growing list of states that have requested permission to require certain Medicaid beneficiaries to work or complete other community-engagement activities as a condition of eligibility. The state estimates it would affect about 5 percent of the 700,000 people enrolled in the program as a result of Medicaid expansion. Documents the state prepared show that 18,000 people a year would lose Medicaid health benefits if the work requirement, known as the 1115 Demonstration Waiver, is put in place. [More]
May 8, 2018

Write to Congress today to support the Overdose Prevention & Safety Act/Protecting Jessica Grubb's Legacy Act

Please ask your representatives and senators to co-sponsor HR 3545/S 1850, and to ensure that these bills are included in the upcoming opioid legislation. HR 3545/S 1850 would align current regulations for substance use disorder (SUD) records with existing patient protections for treatment, payment and health care operations, so that SUD and other medical records would be treated in the exact same way. This is essential to the work and mission of those treating patients with substance use disorders, and for their patients’ safety. [More]
April 27, 2018

Mercy Medical Center first facility in Stark County to use germ-zapping robots

Mercy Medical Center recently became the first and only health-care facility in Stark County to disinfect hospital surfaces using robots that safely emit germicidal ultraviolet (UVC) rays more intense than sunlight to destroy microorganisms, even in shadowed areas. [More]
April 27, 2018

Free transportation increases addiction treatment attendance at Rosary Hall

WVIZ-TV recently profiled a program at St. Vincent Charity Medical Center that offers free transportation program to Rosary Hall patients completing intensive outpatient program (IOP) for addiction. The program provides patients in Rosary Hall’s IOP with no-cost, individualized transportation through Uber or Lyft for all assessments and treatment sessions. [More]
April 26, 2018

Sisters of Charity Foundation of Canton 2017 annual report showcases collaborations and grants

The Sisters of Charity Foundation of Canton recently released its 2017 annual report. With a theme of “Give hope,” the annual report has updates on investments made in 2017 while also showcasing multiple stories that demonstrate the impact the foundation is having by providing examples of the programs the foundation funds. [More]
April 25, 2018

Joseph’s Journey: New behavioral health director elevates the level of integrated care at Joseph’s Home

Joseph’s Home recently hired a new behavioral health director, Michael Biscaro, PsyD, to ensure each resident’s whole health needs are addressed. Read the complete Joseph's Journey newsletter for additional news, upcoming events, stories of how Joseph’s Home carries out its mission, and more. [More]
April 20, 2018

St. Vincent Charity Medical Center spine surgeon named president of Mid-America Orthopedic Association

St. Vincent Charity Medical Center spine surgeon Robert McLain, M.D., was named president of the Mid-America Orthopaedic Association at the organization’s annual meeting in April. Dr. McLain will help guide the organization’s mission in 2018-2019 to provide educational and fellowship opportunities for its 1,400 orthopedic surgeon members in 20 states. [More]
April 17, 2018

St. Vincent Charity Medical Center residents host Doctors' Day show-and-tell with preschool students

In celebration of the national observance of Doctors’ Day, two St. Vincent Charity medical residents visited the Bingham Early Learning Center. Dr. Randol Kennedy and Dr. Emre Bucak did show-and-tell and dress-up with the preschool children. They also spoke to the kids about how doctors help keep people healthy and why going to the doctor shouldn’t be scary. [More]

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