October 1, 2015

Mercy Development Foundation honors retired Diebold executive with St. Augustine Award for distinguished service

Mercy Medical Center’s Mercy Development Foundation awarded Robert W. Mahoney its highest honor, the St. Augustine Award for Distinguished Service, during its recent Founders Day Donor Recognition event. The award recognizes an individual whose leadership and vision has impacted and helped transform Mercy Medical Center. [More]
September 28, 2015

Joseph’s Home transforms the life of another homeless man

Joseph’s Home helps homeless men heal and achieve independence. Recent graduate Mr. Hill greatly improved his health, got back on his feet and found a permanent place to call home with the help of Joseph’s Home. [More]
September 26, 2015

St. Vincent Charity Medical Center to host 150th anniversary mass

St. Vincent Charity Medical Center concludes its yearlong 150th anniversary celebration with Mass at the Cathedral of St. John the Evangelist Sunday, September 27th at 3 p.m. Mass is open to all and will be celebrated by the Most Reverend Richard G. Lennon, Bishop of Cleveland. [More]
September 25, 2015

Early Childhood Resource Center hosts “The Big, Big, Really Big Toy Box” event for families Sunday

The Early Childhood Resource Center (ECRC) is hosting an afternoon of family fun this Sunday (Sept. 27) from 2 to 6 p.m. at The Big, Big, REALLY BIG Toy Box fundraiser, which transforms the Canton Cultural Center for the Arts into a giant toy box. Children and their families will see their favorite toys come to life and participate in exciting family activities and interactive experiences. [More]
September 18, 2015

Plain Dealer Subscribers: Vote now to help Joseph's Home

Joseph's Home needs the vote of all subscribers to The Plain Dealer to receive free advertising, publicity and a cash prize in the 2015 Good News Giving Program. All votes must be cast online at mediainsiderrewards.com by 11:59 p.m. on September 18. [More]
September 16, 2015

Mercy receives second consecutive American Heart Association gold plus quality achievement award

For a second consecutive year, Mercy Medical Center is the recipient of the American Heart Association’s Mission: Lifeline® GOLD PLUS Receiving Award, which recognizes the hospital has reached an achievement score of 75 percent or greater for treating STEMI (ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction) transfer patients within 120 minutes. [More]
September 11, 2015

A letter to the editor from Leo M. Spellacy of Cleveland, retired judge on the 8th District Court of Appeals

In response to the announcement that Sisters of Charity Health System and University Hospitals announce plans to transfer sole ownership of St. John Medical Center in Westlake to UH, The Plain Dealer received and published a letter to the editor from Leo M. Spellacy of Cleveland, retired judge on the 8th District Court of Appeals. [More]
September 4, 2015

Mercy Medical Center Honors Local EMS with STEMI Cup award

Mercy Medical Center recently hosted its annual appreciation dinner for local emergency medical squads (EMS), with more than 300 people attending. During the dinner, Mercy presented its STEMI (St Elevation Myocardial Infarction) Cup award to the Greentown Fire Department for achieving the best door to balloon angioplasty time of eight minutes and 22 seconds for the first half of 2015. [More]
August 31, 2015

Sisters of Charity Health System and University Hospitals announce plans to transfer sole ownership of St. John Medical Center in Westlake to UH

The Sisters of Charity Health System (SCHS) and University Hospitals (UH) have signed an agreement to transfer sole ownership of St. John Medical Center in Westlake to UH. The announcement follows a five-year agreement under which UH was the managing member of their co-ownership of the hospital. The agreement is expected to be finalized within 60 days, subject to regulatory review. St. John Medical Center is a 204-bed, full-service, nonprofit, acute care hospital providing comprehensive health care to residents of western Cuyahoga and eastern Lorain counties. The medical center, which has been co-owned by UH and SCHS since 1999, is a leading provider of Catholic health care. The legacy of Catholic health care at St. John Medical Center will be continued through a commitment by UH to be accountable to the Bishop of the Diocese of Cleveland. UH leadership will work with the Bishop to create a mission and values committee to ensure that all of the vital components of the hospital’s Catholic identity continue. [More]
August 25, 2015

Mercy Medical Center awarded Joint Commission certification for total hip and knee replacement program

Mercy Medical Center became the first Stark County hospital in 2013 to earn The Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval® for its total joint replacement program for hips and knees. After undergoing a rigorous onsite review in July 2015, Mercy has once again earned certification. [More]

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