September 18, 2018

St. Vincent Charity physician offers advice for surviving a severe allergy season

Ragweed pollen, which causes hay fever, usually hits peak levels in mid-September, but temperature changes and rain over the past several weeks have led to record high daily pollen counts with no signs of tapering-off. The Plain Dealer recently spoke with Dr. Keyvan Ravakhah, internal medicine specialist and department of medicine chairman at St. Vincent Charity Medical Center, about advice for surviving a particularly brutal allergy season. [More]
September 13, 2018

Called to be extraordinary: Sisters of Charity Foundation of Cleveland president on innovating for the future

As a member of the Fund for Our Economic Future, the Sisters of Charity Foundation of Cleveland looks to influence innovation and challenging the status quo throughout Greater Cleveland, in an attempt to provide economic opportunities for all members of the community. Through The Innovation Mission fellowship, the foundation looks to empower five experts to develop their own innovative approaches to breaking the cycle of poverty. Foundation president Susanna Krey recently shared her thoughts on the organization’s blog. [More]
September 12, 2018

Navigating legal land mines paves way for St. Vincent Charity Rosary Hall patient to turn life around

When Suzanne* began treatment at St. Vincent Charity Medical Center's Rosary Hall for her alcohol dependency, she met with attorneys from The Legal Aid Society of Cleveland as part of St. Vincent's medical-legal partnership. This allowed Suzanne to stay focused on her treatment program while Legal Aid addressed multiple issues that could have created challenges on Suzanne's path to recovery. [More]
September 10, 2018

Sisters of Charity Foundation of South Carolina annual report shines light on those making a difference

The Sisters of Charity Foundation of South Carolina recently released its 2018 annual report with a theme of “Shining a light on those making a difference.” In 2017, the foundation awarded 189 grants totaling $3,309,300 million, which is the largest individual grantmaking year since 2001. The annual report shares several of the stories behind the numbers.

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September 4, 2018

St. Vincent Charity Medical Center president & CEO pens letter to the editor about hospital community benefit

St. Vincent Charity Medical Center provided $19 million in community benefit in 2017. St. Vincent Charity President & CEO David Perse, M.D., recently wrote a letter to the editor about the impact community benefit has on serving real people with real heath needs. [More]
August 27, 2018

Central Promise Neighborhood kicks off #PromiseReads initiative at back-to-school rally

The Cleveland Central Promise Neighborhood kicked off its #PromiseReads initiative at the Friendly Inn Settlement’s back-to-school rally earlier in August. Promise team members handed out #PromiseReads backpacks filled with school supplies, as well as bookmarks and books from the Kids Book Bank, to encourage reading among families and children. WKYC-TV was there to capture all the excitement. [More]
August 24, 2018

Early Childhood Resource Center impact report showcases work done throughout six-county service area

The Early Childhood Resource Center (ECRC) has released its impact report for fiscal year 2018. The report features the impacts the ECRC made between July 1, 2017, and June 30, 2018. The report shows the multifaceted, highly collaborative and widely productive work the center is now doing throughout its six-county service area. [More]
August 24, 2018

St. Vincent Charity interdisciplinary medical legal partnership takes holistic approach to wellness

An innovator in compassionate care, St. Vincent Charity Medical Center partnered with The Legal Aid Society of Cleveland in October 2017 to create one of the nation’s first medical-legal partnership (MLP) focused on a Psychiatric Emergency Department. Through this partnership, Legal Aid attorneys are onsite at St. Vincent Charity to advise and represent patients and to train providers in spotting social determinants of health with potential legal remedies. [More]
August 23, 2018

Sisters of Charity Foundation of Cleveland: Behind a grantmaker's new fellowship for promising problem solvers

The Innovation Mission, a fellowship developed by the Sisters of Charity Foundation of Cleveland in partnership with the Cleveland Leadership Center, is teaching five local experts the power of innovative thinking – especially when it comes to fighting poverty. Nine months into the fellowship’s 18-month process, the five fellows have made extensive progress in learning the skill of innovation as a powerful tool to change the trajectory of poverty. [More]
August 22, 2018

Sisters of Charity Health System Names New Senior Vice President

The Sisters of Charity Health System has named Janice G. Murphy, RN, BSN, MSN, FACHE as senior vice president of mission and ministry. In this role, she will give leadership and oversight to mission and values across the health system. She will oversee programs and processes to ensure the decisions, policies and programs of the health system and all operating units are consistent with the mission, philosophy, faith obligations and values of the Sisters of Charity of St. Augustine, as well as the elements of Catholic identity and the social teachings of the Catholic Church.

Murphy’s career includes 40 years of health care leadership. She is currently serving as chief operating officer (COO) of regional hospitals and family health centers for the Cleveland Clinic. In this role since 2015, she has been responsible for the operations of 10 community hospitals, 21 family health centers, three freestanding emergency departments, and three health and wellness centers. Prior, she has served as COO of Sheikh Khalifa Medical City in Abu Dhabi, president of Cleveland Clinic Fairview Hospital, president of Cleveland Clinic Fairview and Lakewood Hospitals, senior vice president and COO of Cleveland Clinic Fairview Hospital, and chief nursing officer of Cleveland Clinic Fairview Hospital. [More]

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