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St. Vincent Charity Medical Center Names Michael Biscaro Psy.D., ABPP 
Chief Clinical Officer of Behavioral Health & Addiction Medicine

St. Vincent Charity Medical Center has named Michael J. Biscaro, Psy.D., ABPP (Forensic) to the newly created post of chief clinical officer of behavioral health & addiction medicine, effective January 6, 2020. In this position, Dr. Biscaro will serve an integral role in improving access for Rosary Hall detoxification and outpatient programs, inpatient adult and geropsychiatry, and psychiatric emergency department. Furthermore, he will lead the clinical teams currently providing behavioral health and addiction services in a transformational effort to create an integrated and expanded continuum of services that addresses the holistic needs of patients. ...Continue →

Statement on the Passing of 10th Bishop of the Catholic Diocese of Cleveland, Bishop Richard Lennon

St. Vincent Charity Medical Center, the Sisters of Charity Health System and the Sisters of Charity of St. Augustine are deeply saddened by the passing of The Most Rev. Richard Gerard Lennon, bishop emeritus of the Catholic Diocese of Cleveland on Tuesday, October 29. We extend our deepest sympathies to the many lives touched by Bishop Lennon and our Sisters’ prayers are with the Catholic Diocese of Cleveland. ...Continue →

St. Vincent Charity Medical Center Welcomes New Chief Operating Officer

Shannan D. Ritchie, FACHE, has been appointed chief operating officer of St. Vincent Charity Medical Center. Ritchie joins St. Vincent Charity with nearly two decades of executive leadership in health care. ...Continue →

Cuyahoga County Announces Phase One of Opioid Crisis Mitigation Plan, including $2M to St. Vincent’s Rosary Hall

County Executive Armond Budish and Council President Dan Brady today announced Phase One of the Cuyahoga County Opioid Crisis Mitigation Plan. Cuyahoga and Summit Counties have so far secured four settlements totaling $61 million for the two counties. Cuyahoga County has received approximately $23 million of the settlement funding. The Cuyahoga County Opioid Crisis Mitigation Plan is investing the County’s settlement money in evidence-based, impactful, sustainable programs with a focus on prevention, treatment and recovery -- including Rosary Hall at St. Vincent Charity Medical Center. ...Continue →

St. Vincent Charity Medical Center Earns Echocardiography Accreditation from Intersocietal Accreditation Commission

St. Vincent Charity Medical Center has been granted a three-year term of accreditation by the Intersocietal Accreditation Commission (IAC) in echocardiography in the area of adult transthoracic. ...Continue →

Janice G. Murphy to Lead St. Vincent Charity Medical Center

CLEVELAND – AUGUST 7, 2019 – The Sisters of Charity Health System today announced Janice G. Murphy, RN, BSN, MSN, FACHE, as president & CEO of St. Vincent Charity Medical Center (SVCMC), effective ...Continue →

Dr. Leslie Pristas named medical director of Center for Bariatric Surgery at St. Vincent Charity Medical Center

Leslie L. Pristas D.O. FACS has been named medical director and lead surgeon of Center for Bariatric Surgery at St. Vincent Charity Medical Center. Dr. Pristas is the first woman to oversee the center, which is the longest-standing nationally accredited center of excellence in weight loss surgery in Northeast Ohio. ...Continue →

Thomas Strauss Appointed to OHA Board of Trustees

The Ohio Hospital Association, the united voice of Ohio’s 237 hospitals and 13 health systems, appointed three new members to the Board of Trustees. ...Continue →

Northeast Ohio Hospital Opioid Consortium Video Highlights Partnership

CLEVELAND – The Northeast Ohio Hospital Opioid Consortium has released a new video, highlighting the collaborative work under way by area hospitals to address the opioid crisis in the region.The ...Continue →

St. Vincent Surgeon Performs Breakthrough Knee Revision Surgery

St. Vincent Charity Medical Center’s Dr. Bernard Stulberg recently became the first orthopedic surgeon in the country to perform total knee revision surgery utilizing the latest GPS technology. The procedure marks a breakthrough in knee revision surgery, helping to identify the cause of implant failure and ensuring precise implant replacement to improve patient mobility. ...Continue →

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