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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 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
The battle to be free from alcohol or drug dependency is never easy, but it can be won. At Rosary Hall, patients and their families find the road to freedom in a recovery process that’s compassionate, comprehensive and one of the best in the country. In fact, Rosary Hall is the only addiction treatment center in the region to provide a full spectrum of the most current treatment options, from hospital detoxification to community-based rehabilitation, to the latest medication-assisted treatments.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 9, 2020
The $2.89 million grant from the Health Resources and Services Administration will expand and extend the Addiction Psychiatry Fellowship at University Hospitals Cleveland Medical Center in partnership with and alongside the long-standing SVCMC Addiction Medicine Fellowship. Funding will be used to increase the number of board-certified Addiction Psychiatrists and Addiction Medicine Physicians trained in Northeast Ohio.
August 6, 2020
Millions of Americans suffer each day with pain from arthritis or injury to the back, neck and joints. Many choose to live with what can be debilitating pain, unable to perform household chores or even work, rather than turn to surgery to relieve their pain. In an article in Brecksville Magazine, Dr. George Friedhoff, St. Vincent Charity sports medicine specialist, discussed how there is hope for those looking to prevent surgery and even for those in which surgery has failed to relieve pain.
July 29, 2020
Pain or stiffness at the base of the thumb when gripping, grasping or pinching an object is often a sign of arthritis in the carpometacarpal (CMC) joint – the most common type of arthritis in the hand requiring surgery. Most common in women over 50, CMC arthritis can make simple acts such as opening a door or turning a key in a lock a painful experience. Orthopedic surgeon and hand specialist John Krebs, MD, said when non-surgical treatments fail, CMC arthroplasty (joint replacement) is an effective treatment that maintains proper function of the thumb and hand.
July 27, 2020
Former College Football Player and Avid Outdoorsman Returns to Doing What He Loves with Relief from Back Pain
At age 60, avid outdoorsman Jay Scholes found out he wasn’t invincible. The years of playing high school and college football had led to pain in his back so severe he felt almost as though life had stopped. He found he could no longer enjoy the activities he loved due to the pain caused by three degenerated discs in his lower back. Scholes followed the recommendation of a friend to turn to the Spine and Orthopedic Institute Co-Medical Director Dr. Louis Keppler, for help. Upon meeting Dr. Keppler, Scholes said he immediately knew he found the right physician.