December 18, 2018

St. Vincent Charity surgeon's approach to hip replacement reduces pain and recovery time

Michael Maniche of Willoughby, Ohio, knew for almost a year he needed a total left hip replacement. But having gone through a recent left knee replacement, he dreaded what he believed would be months of painful rehabilitation. It wasn’t until he talked with Dr. Amar Mutnal, an affiliated surgeon of St. Vincent Charity Medical Center’s Spine and Orthopedic Institute, that he knew he was ready to take the leap to hip replacement. Michael chose Dr. Mutnal because of his specialized approach to total hip replacement surgery. Dr. Mutnal combines the latest in surgical techniques and technology – a minimally invasive anterior approach, digital templating technology and intra-operative x-ray. [More]
December 14, 2018

Sisters of Charity Foundation of Cleveland and partners supporting national pilot to track youth homelessness data

The Sisters of Charity Foundation of Cleveland (SOCF) and its partners at A Place 4 Me and FrontLine Service are supporting a new pilot effort to track youth homelessness data across the United States. Launched December 1, the pilot includes a dozen communities nationwide that the U.S. Interagency Council on Homelessness identified as leaders in the work to prevent and end youth homelessness.
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December 12, 2018

Mercy Medical Center receives an ‘A’ for patient safety in fall 2018 Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade

Mercy Medical Center was awarded an ‘A’ from The Leapfrog Group’s Fall 2018 Hospital Safety Grade. The designation recognizes Mercy Medical Center’s efforts in protecting patients from harm and meeting the highest safety standards in the United States. [More]
December 10, 2018

St. Vincent Charity Medical Center receives 2018 Women’s Choice Award® as one of America’s best hospitals for orthopedics

The Women’s Choice Award® has named St. Vincent Charity Medical Center one of the top 22 hospitals in the country for orthopedics. The Women’s Choice Award recently published its full list of 357 of America’s best hospitals for orthopedics. Becker’s Spine Review drilled down into the list to identify the top 22 hospitals on the full list, which includes the top 11 percent of 3,230 U.S. hospitals offering orthopedics services. [More]
December 6, 2018

Early Childhood Resource Center: School Readiness is a Family Affair

The Early Childhood Resource Center (ECRC) features a number of success stories in its 2018 impact report, including a story about how SPARK is making a difference in the lives of one mother and her son. SPARK, which stands for Supporting Partnerships to Assure Ready Kids, is a parent-focused intervention program that gets kids ready for kindergarten. [More]
November 30, 2018

Heart attack survivor teaches others how to do the "St. Vincent kiss"

Former patient Jonathan Petrea loves to tell others about the care he received at St. Vincent Charity Medical Center after suffering a heart attack in 2017. He also loves to demonstrate what he calls “the St. Vincent Charity kiss.” [More]
November 29, 2018

Tell Congress to oppose the public charge rule

The Administration has proposed a dangerous and unnecessary expansion of the definition of “public charge” when determining the eligibility of legal immigrants to apply for lawful permanent residency (LPR). Under the proposed rule, enrollment in the Medicaid program (and potentially the CHIP program) would prevent legal immigrants from attaining LPR, and force many to choose between vital health care coverage and the ability to adjust immigration status. Please urge the Department of Homeland Security not to finalize this harmful rule and ask your members of Congress to weigh in as well. A sample letter is available on e-Advocacy. [More]
November 27, 2018

Third annual #weGiveCatholic online crowdfunding event happening now

Several ministries of the Sisters of Charity Health System are participating in the third-annual online day of Catholic giving in Northeast Ohio. The event is called #weGiveCatholic and is happening today, Tuesday, November 27, which is Giving Tuesday—a national day of giving for nonprofits. [More]
November 21, 2018

Ask your senators to support the Overdose Prevention and Safety Act

The Sisters of Charity Health System stands with the Catholic Health Association of the United States in urging you to ask your senators to support HR 6082, the Overdose Prevention and Safety Act. The act would align substance use disorder (SUD) treatment records with existing patient protections under HIPAA for the purposes of treatment, payment and health care operations—removing decades-old regulations preventing doctors from knowing their patients’ addiction treatment histories. [More]
November 20, 2018

Breanne Cavileer named executive director of Light of Hearts Villa

The boards and leadership of the Sisters of Charity Health System and Light of Hearts Villa have named Breanne Cavileer as the executive director of Light of Hearts Villa. The hiring of Cavileer follows the retirement of former Executive Director Elizabeth (Betty) Hickle in October. Cavileer is a licensed nursing home administrator (LNHA) and certified dementia practitioner with more than a decade of experience leading skilled nursing and assisted living facilities. [More]

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