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Liz Moro to be honored with radiant spirit award for going above and beyond during 42-year career

St. Vincent Charity will honor Liz Moro, nurse manager, with the 2018 Radiant Spirit award at the St. Vincent de Paul Feast Day Mass and reception on September 27 for her dedication and selfless service to those around her. The award honors those individuals within the St. Vincent Charity community who live lives of quiet dignity, service to their fellow human beings, heroism, generosity of spirit, warmth, leadership, care and love. ...Continue →

Tips for surviving a severe allergy season

Ragweed pollen, which causes hay fever, usually hits peak levels in mid-September, but temperature changes and rain over the past several weeks have led to record high daily pollen counts with no end in sight. Dr. Keyvan Ravakhah, internal medicine specialist, provides some tips for relief during allergy season. ...Continue →

NAVIGATING LEGAL LANDMINES PAVES WAY FOR ROSARY HALL PATIENT TO TURN LIFE AROUND

While at Rosary Hall, Suzanne met with an attorney from The Legal Aid Society of Cleveland because she was concerned about debt. The attorney, Jennifer Kinsley, and fellow attorney Michael Russell, are onsite at St. Vincent Charity as part of a unique medical-legal partnership (MLP) that provides free services to advise and represent patients and train providers in spotting social determinants of health with potential legal remedies. St. Vincent Charity’s MLP program was the first of its kind in Ohio to focus solely on the needs of those in treatment for behavioral health and addiction diseases. ...Continue →

Summer Recipes: Berry Salad with White Balsamic Dressing and Strawberry Lemonade

Center for Bariatric Surgery registered dietician, Sam Chin, shares this summer berry salad with white balsamic dressing for a protein-filled, light summer entrée. ...Continue →

St. Vincent’s Dr. Michael Canales provides life-saving treatment for mom with infected diabetic foot ulcer

At her home in West Virginia, Elizabeth had been suffering for several weeks from a diabetic foot ulcer, leaving her in constant pain and unable to walk. While Elizabeth was seeing a podiatrist in West Virginia, her son, Steven, grew increasingly concerned that the wound seemed to be getting worse and his mother’s health was deteriorating. It was while waiting in their local podiatrist’s office that Steven and Elizabeth had a chance encounter. Their friend, who was suffering a similar foot wound, mentioned he was planning to go to a hospital in Cleveland, St. Vincent Charity Medical Center, to see a foot and ankle surgeon, Dr. Michael Canales, because of their combined reputation as the best in the field. ...Continue →

Interdisciplinary Medical Legal Partnership takes holistic approach to wellness

An innovator in compassionate care, St. Vincent Charity Medical Center partnered with The Legal Aid Society of Cleveland in October 2017 to create the nation’s first medical-legal partnership (MLP) focused on a Psychiatric Emergency Department. Through this partnership, Legal Aid attorneys Michael Russell and Jennifer Kinsley are onsite at St. Vincent Charity to advise and represent patients and to train providers in spotting social determinates of health with potential legal remedies. ...Continue →

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 →

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 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. ...Continue →

STAYING COOL: PREVENTING HEAT ILLNESSES IN OLDER ADULTS

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 ...Continue →

PSYCHIATRIC EMERGENCY DEPARTMENT MEDICAL DIRECTOR DISCUSSES SUICIDE PREVENTION

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. ...Continue →

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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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