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
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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.
June 28, 2018
Despite the fact that heat-related deaths and illness are preventable, the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reports that more than 600 people in the United States die by extreme heat
June 19, 2018
Suicide is a leading cause of death in the United States and one of the few leading causes of death that’s actually increasing. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, suicide rates have increased in nearly every state from 1999 through 2016—including a 36 percent increase in Ohio during that time. “Suicide is preventable and there are steps to take, but we’re often not sure about the suffering people are enduring due to the stigma associated with mental illness,” said Dr. Albana Dreshaj, medical director of the St. Vincent Charity Medical Center Psychiatric Emergency Department. Dr. Dreshaj offers some advice for those who might be struggling with suicidal thoughts or know someone who is.
May 31, 2018
Rachel Stypinksi, widely considered one of - if not the - best gymnasts in the history of Kent State University’s program, was having the best season of her career. Then during her final meet before NCAA Regionals, Rachel landed her first tumbling pass and felt her foot give way and suffered what many believed to be a career-ending injury. After a thorough examination and analysis of an MRI of the foot and ankle at St. Vincent Charity, Dr. Canales was able to shine a glimmer of hope on the young athlete.