September 17, 2009

Mercy Radiology awarded three-year reaccreditation in MRI

Canton, Ohio:  Mercy Radiology was recently awarded another three-year term of accreditation in MRI as the result of a recent survey by the American College of Radiology (ACR). The ACR awards accreditation to facilities for the achievement of high practice standards after a peer-review evaluation of the practice. Evaluations are conducted by board-certified physicians and medical physicists who are experts in the field. They assess the qualifications of the personnel and the adequacy of facility equipment. More...
September 17, 2009

Mercy is Northeast Ohio's first to offer Hybrid Robotic Heart Surgery

Canton, Ohio: Mercy Medical Center Heart Center is again helping pioneer minimally invasive heart surgery in Ohio and the nation. Members of the hospital’s medical staff recently performed Northeast Ohio’s first hybrid revascularization, which combines the da Vinci® robotic single-vessel small thoracotomy (SVST) procedure with angioplasty. More...
September 14, 2009

The Sisters of Charity Health System welcomes Joan Ross as chief operating officer

The Sisters of Charity Health System would like to welcome Joan Ross as chief operating officer for St. Vincent Charity Hospital. Ross comes to St. Vincent from Providence Hospitals based in Columbia, South Carolina, where she served as senior vice president of patient care services and chief nursing officer since 2006. At Providence, which was founded by the Sisters of Charity of St. Augustine in 1938 through mortgaging their motherhouse in Lakewood and is now the leading cardiovascular center in South Carolina, Ross developed a culture of patient safety by eliminating silos and enhancing communication across departments. More...
September 11, 2009

Catholic Community Connection annual symposium

Catholic Community Connection will hold their annual symposium September 16 at the Center for Pastoral Leadership in Wickliffe, Ohio. This year’s topic is “Collaboration in Catholic Education, Health, Human Services and Senior Living.” Serving as the keynote speaker, Father Fred Kammer, SJ is a priest, an attorney and a member of the Southern Provence of the Jesuits. Fr. Fred has worked in a number of programs for poor and vulnerable persons, both as a lay volunteer, an attorney, an advocate, and an administrator. More...
September 10, 2009

Healthy Learners launches new corporate identity

Healthy Learners has launched a new identity, mission and vision statement that connects to Sisters of Charity Health System. The new Mission Statement is, "In the spirit of the Sisters of Charity of St. Augustine, Healthy Learners is devoted to removing children's health barriers to learning with love and compassion". The new Vision Statement is, "Our vision is that all children are healthy and able to reach their full potential." August 10th was a soft rollout date of the new identity with Labor Day slated as the target date for the full implementation of the new image for Healthy Learners. See more here! More...
September 1, 2009

Rosary Hall offering free seminars for Addiction Recovery Month

CLEVELAND, OH—(September 1, 2009)—September is National Alcohol and Drug Addiction Recovery Month and the addiction specialists at Rosary Hall at St. Vincent Charity Hospital will be holding seminars to help educate those who may have a loved one who is trapped within the cycle of addiction. This year’s theme, “Join the Voices for Recovery: Together We Learn, Together We Heal,” emphasizes the need to use all available resources to help educate people about the disease and to help those affected by substance abuse to get support. More...
August 31, 2009

Robin Bachman talks healthcare reform

Health care reform has been an ongoing effort for the Sisters of Charity Health System and its collaborative partner, Catholic Health Association. Even though SCHS has not endorsed any particular part of the bill, the main concern of these two organizations is to advocate for health reform that achieves coverage and access for all Americans. Robin Bachman, director of public policy, in collaboration with Catholic Health Association has been on the road providing updates on current federal legislation. In partnership with the ministries, her informative presentations have been heard by administration and staff of St. Vincent Charity Hospital and Mercy Medical Center, Providence Hospitals leadership in South Carolina, the Board of Catholic Community Connection and the First Friday Forum of Lorain County. For more information, contact the Public Policy office at (Mickey number) or visit www.chausa.org.
August 26, 2009

It's a boy for gymnast Dominique Moceanu and St. Vincent Charity Hospital surgeon Dr. Mike Canales

Congratulations to Dr. Mike Canales and Olympic gold-medal winning gymnast Dominique Moceanu on the birth of their new son Vincent Michael! Dr. Canales, surgeon for The Spine and Orthopedic Institute of St. Vincent Charity Hospital, and wife Dominique Moceanu welcomed their 8 pounds, 9 ounces baby on March 13, 2009. Vincent Michael and the proud parents of two were featured in the August issue of People magazine. More...
August 26, 2009

Mercy Earns ENERGY STAR Designation

Canton, Ohio: Mercy Medical Center recently earned the ENERGY STAR designation--the national mark of excellence in energy performance--from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the U.S. Department of Energy's joint program. Mercy is one of only two hospitals in Ohio and 87 nationwide to be awarded this distinction. More...
August 19, 2009

Black Health Empowerment Project: Free and Open to the Public

"Black Health Empowerment Project: Eat, Move and Test for Health" organized by United States Representative Marcia Fudge, will be held Saturday, August 22 at John Hay High School in Cleveland, Ohio. This event is free and open to the public with doors opening at 9:00 a.m. and concluding at 3:30 p.m. In addition to free breakfast and lunch, the event will provide health and wellness sessions for women, men and seniors; free health screenings and exhibitors; fitness and cooking demonstrations; fun workshops for kids, and more. St. Vincent Charity Hospital, Sisters of Charity Health System and the Sisters of Charity Foundation of Cleveland are among the sponsors. For further information, please contact:  the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation at 1-888-353-BHEP (2437) or visit www.bheptour.org.

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