March 14, 2014

St. Vincent Charity Medical Center provides free foot care at Homeless Stand Down

Medical residents and their directors from the podiatry department at St. Vincent Charity Medical Center volunteered their time and expertise at the 2014 Homeless Stand Down event in January in Cleveland. The caregivers provided foot and ankle screenings for more than 115 patients at the event. Each patient also received a care bag with several pairs of new, warm socks, foot powder and more after being screened.

The Homeless Stand Down is an annual event where more than 1,000 people facing homelessness and poverty receive access to a variety of services, such as social service providers, health screenings and free winter clothing. The podiatry department of St. Vincent Charity has been providing foot care at the event for the past decade.

“It is always so heartwarming to observe our residents as they graciously welcome the participants of the Homeless Stand Down,” said Sister Mary Ann Mozser, vice president of mission and ministry at St. Vincent Charity Medical Center. “The warmth and compassion extended to each and every person is incredible and the genuine expression of care and concern is almost tangible. This is truly our mission come to its brightest and best manifestation.”

St. Vincent Charity Medical Center is a ministry of the Sisters of Charity Health System.

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