WE ARE CLEVELAND’S DOWNTOWN HOSPITAL
Cleveland’s first and only downtown hospital, St. Vincent Charity Medical Center is the city’s faith-based, high-quality health care provider. Our distinguished doctors and caregivers are devoted to treating every patient with clinical excellence and compassionate care. Home to the renowned Spine and Orthopedic Institute and the Center for Bariatric Surgery, St. Vincent Charity Medical Center has complete services in cardiovascular, emergency medicine, primary care, occupational health, behavioral health and addiction medicine. Owned by the Sisters of Charity Health System, St. Vincent Charity Medical Center has provided Care Beyond Medicine since 1865.
The Spine and Orthopedic Institute offers complete surgical and medical care for individuals with injuries and chronic conditions of the neck, back, joints and bones. Using advanced spine and orthopedic procedures, we focus on returning patients to full functionality through a multidisciplinary approach to care.Read More
In a comprehensive effort to improve patient overall health and quality of life, the Pain Management Center at St. Vincent Charity Medical Center offers a balanced treatment plan to address chronic and acute pain.
Living with pain not only affects a one’s immediate health, but often has lasting impact on a overall physical and mental well-being, family life and careers. In light of the current opioid epidemic plaguing our community, our Pain Management Center offers effective pain management treatments as an alternative to relying solely on prescription medications.Read More
We offer a variety of inpatient and outpatient services to those in need of behavioral health treatment, whether for psychiatric or alcohol and drug dependency issues. Using an interdisciplinary approach, St. Vincent Charity Medical Center’s dedicated team delivers compassionate care that focuses on the needs of the whole patient.Read More
The Center for Bariatric Surgery at St. Vincent Charity Medical Center creates personal weight-loss programs from individualized care plans. This is what care beyond medicine means to us. We don’t just change numbers on a scale: We change lives, and we’ve been doing it for decades. As the first facility to be named a Bariatric Surgery Center for Excellence in the region, our program has changed more than 8,000 lives through bariatric surgery.Read More
A ministry of the Sisters of Charity Health System
Headquartered in Cleveland, the Sisters of Charity Health System includes two Catholic hospitals, two elder face facilities, three grantmaking foundations addressing the root causes of poverty, and six health and human service outreach organizations.
August 15, 2018
St. Vincent’s Dr. Michael Canales provides life-saving treatment for mom with infected diabetic foot ulcer
At her home in West Virginia, Elizabeth had been suffering for several weeks from a diabetic foot ulcer, leaving her in constant pain and unable to walk. While Elizabeth was seeing a podiatrist in West Virginia, her son, Steven, grew increasingly concerned that the wound seemed to be getting worse and his mother’s health was deteriorating. It was while waiting in their local podiatrist’s office that Steven and Elizabeth had a chance encounter. Their friend, who was suffering a similar foot wound, mentioned he was planning to go to a hospital in Cleveland, St. Vincent Charity Medical Center, to see a foot and ankle surgeon, Dr. Michael Canales, because of their combined reputation as the best in the field.
August 15, 2018
An innovator in compassionate care, St. Vincent Charity Medical Center partnered with The Legal Aid Society of Cleveland in October 2017 to create the nation’s first medical-legal partnership (MLP) focused on a Psychiatric Emergency Department. Through this partnership, Legal Aid attorneys Michael Russell and Jennifer Kinsley are onsite at St. Vincent Charity to advise and represent patients and to train providers in spotting social determinates of health with potential legal remedies.
July 27, 2018
St. Vincent surgeon uses breakthrough technology to build customized knee implants and surgical tools for each patient
With multiplying numbers of patients turning to total knee replacement surgery, St. Vincent Charity orthopedic surgeons lead the way in Northeast Ohio to employ the latest technologies to ensure
July 16, 2018
Sandra turned to St. Vincent Charity Medical Center’s Dr. George Friedhoff in search of an alternative to surgery to relieve her back pain. Dr. Friedhoff performed a cooled, radiofrequency spinal ablation, a state of the art non-invasive outpatient treatment option for those suffering chronic back and joint pain. Dr. Friedhoff was able to target and burn the nerves causing Sandra’s pain. Studies have shown the treatment provides patients with up to 24 months of pain relief and improved physical function without the months of rehabilitation, risk of infection and hospitalization associated with surgery. Almost immediately after the ablation procedure, Sandra found relief from her pain. More importantly, she took back control of her life.