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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:

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

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

Terri Jankowski
Media Relations Specialist
Cell: 216-408-8021

New Releases

December 21, 2019

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.

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October 30, 2019

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.

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October 29, 2019

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.

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October 10, 2019

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.

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Recent Blog Posts

January 16, 2020

Cleveland Magazine names Dr. Robert McLain a "Champion of Care"

In its January 2020 issue, Cleveland Magazine features Dr. Robert F. McLain of the Spine & Orthopedic Institute at St. Vincent Charity Medical Center as one of its 2020 Champions of Care. Dr. McLain is a fellowship-trained spine surgeon with 25 years ...continue reading

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January 14, 2020

Podiatry residents share care and a compassionate ear at annual Homeless Stand Down

Since the inception of the Stand Down in 1990, members of the St. Vincent Charity’s Department of Podiatry have volunteered to serve and provide medical screenings at the annual event for Cleveland’s homeless. ...continue reading

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January 2, 2020

Reverse Ride-Along gives St. Vincent physicians new perspective on approaching patient care

Doctors from St. Vincent Charity recently explored issues involving trust and trauma with residents of Cleveland's Central neighborhood during a reverse ride-along hosted by the Cleveland Central Promise Neighborhood. ...continue reading

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December 30, 2019

Specialized Lumbar Disk Replacement Relieves Back Pain, Preserves Mobility

While spinal fusion permanently joins two vertebrae together, lumbar disk replacement substitutes a worn or degenerated disk in the lower part of the spine with an artificial disk made of metal or a combination of metal and plastic. The goal of the ...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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August 23, 2019

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 reading

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June 4, 2018

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 surg ...continue reading

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October 21, 2013

Dr. John Collis Named to “90 Spine Surgeon Device Inventors & Innovators to Know” list

Serves as co-medical director of the Spine and Orthopedic InstituteChicago - Becker's Spine Review released a list of "90 Spinal Surgeon Device Inventors & Innovators to Know." This list compiles ...continue reading

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