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.
February 4, 2019
Starting in late January and early February every year, Dr. Friedhoff begins to see an influx of patients suffering from overuse injuries caused by starting their New Year’s exercise regime too aggressively. These injuries are one factor that leads to the more than 80 percent of those who make a resolution to exercise falling off the wagon by early February. However, Dr. Friedhoff said the majority of these strains and pains do not need to make your New Year’s Resolution come to a screeching halt. Rather, he advises patients on how to change their exercise program, allow the body rest and then set manageable training goals.
January 31, 2019
While the majority of patients suffering from chronic back pain fear they will require surgery, the reality is surgery is rarely necessary. The vast majority will find relief with more conservative, non-surgical treatments. This is a fact Dr. John Collis, neurosurgeon and co-medical director of St. Vincent Charity Medical Center’s Spine and Orthopedic Institute, frequently shares with his new patients.
January 21, 2019
If you or a loved one is suffering from back pain, you are not alone. Approximately 80 percent of American adults will experience back pain at some point in their life. Next to headaches, back pain is the most common neurological condition and is the third most common reason for a doctor’s visit.
January 14, 2019
In her early 30s, Shannon Grose developed agonizing pain in her left hip. She grew discouraged as she was referred from doctor to doctor, all telling her the same thing – she was too young for a hip replacement. Shannon finally had enough and started searching for an orthopedic surgeon willing to help her. One day an ad for Dr. Amar Mutnal, an affiliated surgeon of the Spine and Orthopedic Institute at St. Vincent Charity Medical Center, popped up on Facebook and something inside urged her to call for an appointment. That moment marked the beginning of Shannon taking her life back.