July 13, 2018

Mercy receives 4th consecutive National Outstanding Achievement Award from American College of Surgeons’ Commission on Cancer

Mercy Cancer Center was recently presented with the 2017 Outstanding Achievement Award by the Commission on Cancer (CoC) of the American College of Surgeons (ACS). Mercy Medical Center is one of a select group of only 32 U.S. health care facilities with accredited cancer programs to receive this national honor for surveys performed last year. [More]
July 5, 2018

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

Mercy Medical Center has received the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association Get With The Guidelines®-Stroke Gold Plus Quality Achievement Award. The award recognizes the hospital’s commitment to ensuring stroke patients receive the most appropriate treatment according to nationally recognized, research-based guidelines based on the latest scientific evidence. [More]
June 29, 2018

St. Vincent Charity Radiant Blog: Preventing heat illnesses in older adults

With extremely high temperatures in the forecast, it’s important to check on elderly loved ones, who are more prone to heat stress. And, it’s important to know what steps to take to help prevent heat-related illness and death. Read more about symptoms of heat illnesses and what to do to stay cool in the latest St. Vincent Charity Medical Center Radiant blog post. [More]
June 28, 2018

Sisters of Charity Foundation of Cleveland Innovation Mission fellow: to be innovative, tell your story like a song

The Innovation Mission at the Sisters of Charity Foundation of Cleveland is an opportunity for accomplished professionals to advance their innovative ideas to change the trajectory of poverty in Cleveland. Almost eight months into the fellowship, the foundation has asked each fellow to reflect on how they are learning the process of innovation. In this installment, Penny Smith, CEO of Alegria Technologies, highlights her biggest takeaways so far. [More]
June 25, 2018

Mercy Service League’s Wine, Women & Shoes raises $315,000 to benefit Women’s Cancer Services at Mercy Medical Center

The Mercy Service League recently held its second annual Wine, Women & Shoes event in Canton, raising $315,000 to benefit Women’s Cancer Services at Mercy Medical Center. More than 350 guests attended, enjoying shopping, lunch, live and silent auctions, a fashion show, and more. [More]
June 22, 2018

Sisters of Charity Foundation of Cleveland awards $468,150 in grants in 2Q 2018

The Sisters of Charity Foundation of Cleveland announced that it will award $468,150 in grants for the second quarter of 2018. Second-quarter funding is focused heavily on health initiatives and health policy, as well as continued support of Catholic sisters and their ministries. [More]
June 21, 2018

Mercy Medical Center blog: doctor’s faith perspective influences approach to medicine

What is it that helps a doctor to really see beyond himself and understand the needs of his patients? For Russell L. Ramey, M.D., F.A.C.S., surgeon at Mercy Medical Center, that would be his faith. Dr. Ramey recently discussed how his faith perspective influences his approach to medicine and interactions with his patients.
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June 20, 2018

St. Vincent Charity Psychiatric Emergency Department medical director discusses suicide prevention

The St. Vincent Charity Medical Center Psychiatric Emergency Department is one of only two in Ohio and serves as a crisis center, providing a safety net for nearly 4,000 patients annually who need immediate behavioral health care in an emergency setting. In light of recent high-profile suicides and rising suicide rates in Ohio, Dr. Albana Dreshaj, the department’s medical director, offered some advice through the hospital’s radiant blog for those who might be struggling with suicidal thoughts or know someone who is. [More]
June 15, 2018

Sisters of Charity Foundation of Canton awards more than $1.1 million in grants

The Sisters of Charity Foundation of Canton has awarded more than $1.1 million in grants for the first and second quarters of 2018. Established in 1996, the foundation is a ministry of the Sisters of Charity Health System committed to addressing the needs of the poor and underserved. [More]
June 14, 2018

Regarding the ICE raid in Northern Ohio: Tell Congress to address immigration reform

On June 5, raids occurred at Corso's Flower and Garden Center in Sandusky and Castalia, Ohio, in Erie County. This area is a part of the Diocese of Toledo, the neighbor to the Diocese of Cleveland. One hundred fourteen of the migrants who worked at this facility were arrested and are being detained. Many of those who are now in the detention facilities have children and are members of parish communities. Please let your legislators know that the actions of ICE were inhumane and that there are more compassionate ways to respond, including comprehensive immigration reform. [More]

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