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Here you can learn about the latest news and events happening at our medical center, access detailed biographies of our experts, find multimedia resources and get answers to frequently asked questions related to media inquiries. You can also read through our community newsletter, St. Vincent Charity Today, and other publications highlighting news from around our campus.

About St. Vincent Charity Medical Center

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.

For media inquiries:

Maureen Nagg
Manager, Marketing & Communications
Office: 216.363.7440
Cell: 216.212.0351
Maureen.Nagg@Stvincentcharity.com

Behavioral Health & Addiction Services:
Rebecca Gallant
Vice President, Communications
Office: 216-696-8408
Cell: 216-288-0239
RGallant@sistersofcharityhealth.org

Spine & Orthopedic Institute:
Terri Jankowski
Media Relations Specialist
Cell: 216-408-8021

New Releases

November 15, 2020

Northeast Ohio Hospitals Address COVID-19 Fatigue as Cases Rise in Ohio

Dear Neighbors,The rise in coronavirus infections is a serious reminder of this pandemic’s strength and longevity. While many have expressed “COVID fatigue,” unfortunately we can’t wish away the

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November 2, 2020

St. Vincent Charity Medical Center Launches Centralized Access for Behavioral Health Services

St. Vincent Charity Medical Center, which is home to Rosary Hall – one of Ohio’s first and best hospital-based addiction treatment centers – today launched new centralized access to behavioral health inpatient services. “Centralized access offers a single point of entry to any of St. Vincent Charity’s 27 inpatient detoxification beds and 64 inpatient psychiatry beds,” said Megan Bush, MBA, LISWS, director of intake and access, behavioral health, SVCMC. “The new model promises a swift and linear intake process for referrals from other hospitals, SVCMC providers, external agencies and individuals seeking services on their own.” Referring partners, as well as community members with mental health questions, can call 216-363-2580 to reach centralized access, which is staffed 24 hours a day, seven days a week, year-round.

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October 12, 2020

St. Vincent Charity Medical Center Appoints Russell E. Spieth, Ph.D., as Director of Outpatient Services at Rosary Hall

St. Vincent Charity Medical Center has named Russell E. Spieth, Ph.D., as director of outpatient services at Rosary Hall, effective today. In this role, Dr. Spieth provides leadership and operational oversight of ambulatory addiction treatment services, as well as staff and program development for the expanding continuum of Rosary Hall. He also ensures close coordination with Rosary Hall’s inpatient detoxification services, inpatient behavioral health and other hospital programs.

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August 9, 2020

UH and St. Vincent to Improve Access to Addiction Care

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.

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Recent Blog Posts

November 16, 2020

St. Vincent Charity Medical Center joins northeast Ohio hospitals urging Ohioans to remain vigilant as coronavirus cases rise

The heads of six Northeast Ohio hospital systems took out a full page ad in the Sunday Plain Dealer for a letter that implores Ohioans not to give in to “COVID fatigue” as coronavirus cases in Ohio continue to dramatically rise. “Unfortunately we can ...continue reading

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November 10, 2020

OhioMHAS Launches Online Tool to Provide Real-Time Data on Psychiatric Crisis Bed Availability

The Ohio Department of Health and Addiction Services unveiled a new tool today that will improve access to inpatient psychiatric care for residents in Northeast Ohio with serious mental illness. The Behavioral Health Connection, or B-CON, is an onlin ...continue reading

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November 2, 2020

St. Vincent Charity Medical Center Launches Centralized Access for Behavioral Health Services

St. Vincent Charity Medical Center (SVCMC), which is home to Rosary Hall – one of Ohio’s first and best hospital-based addiction treatment centers – today unveiled new centralized access to behavioral health inpatient services. “Centralized access ...continue reading

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October 15, 2020

Safely Managing Training to Avoid Serious Injury

Brunswick High School standout Jordyn Thomas overcame the threat of a season-ending injury to move on and dominate the 2020 OHSAA Gymnastics State Championship. As the state’s all-around champion, Jordyn credits Dr. Michael Canales, of the St. Vincen ...continue reading

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Recent Posts

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 ...continue reading

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July 16, 2018

Outpatient Procedure Helps Patients Take Control of Arthritis Pain

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 t ...continue reading

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