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Cleveland Clergy Alliance, St. Vincent Charity Team-up to Vaccinate Seniors

Technology, confusing distribution plans and limited supply have made it frustrating and difficult for many seniors to secure a COVID-19 vaccination. Those who are homebound, live alone, lack transportation or reliable social connections are at an even greater risk of not receiving the vaccine. Understanding these barriers, Cleveland Clergy Alliance and St. Vincent Charity are working together to ensure Cuyahoga County seniors have access and transportation to COVID-19 vaccinations. ...Continue →

Holy Trinity Chapel: Celebrating 90 years as home to peace, comfort and hope

St. Vincent Charity Medical Center has undergone an immense amount of structural and organizational change during its 155 year history. Yet, throughout each period of transformation, Holy Trinity Chapel has remained a sanctuary for caregivers, patients and visitors of St. Vincent Charity. Celebrating the 90th anniversary of its dedication, the chapel continues to support, energize and unite those who walk through its doors. ...Continue →

Surgical team uses skill, prayer and encouragement to help patient get back on his feet

Michael Hirschberger was terrified. Alone at the hospital due to COVID-19 restrictions, he was panicked at the thought of going to a rehab facility after back surgery and being away from his support network. His life experiences made him anxious about being at a facility alone. While he was able to take pain medications after his previous surgeries and successfully stop when appropriate, he feared he might fall back into his addiction without the support of his loved ones. Seeing his panic, Dr. Anderson made a deal with him. If, after two days at the hospital, Michael was able to walk the length of the hallway, then he would discharge him home. ...Continue →

Food service department turns COVID-19 restrictions into community outreach opportunity

Recognizing the growing demand among hospital caregivers for online ordering and take-out, the Food and Nutrition Services team saw an opportunity to support hospital staff and help those in need in the neighborhood. In February 2021, Mission Kitchen was launched, an online menu for hospital caregivers served as grab-and-go meals. Proceeds from online orders provide meals for families in the Central Neighborhood. In addition, caregivers can add a $10 Mission Meal to their order, which feeds a family of four in the community. ...Continue →

Spine Surgeon Builds International Following

Dr. Deborah Blades travels to Barbados frequently to visit her extended family; however, over the years, her visits have consistently included consulting with patients seeking help for their spinal conditions. She has earned a reputation for not only her knowledge and expertise but the time she takes listening to her patients and then working in partnership to develop an effective treatment plan. Patients regularly make the nearly 10-hour plane trip to Cleveland for surgery under her expert hand ...Continue →

Finding Miracle Moments in the Midst of Turmoil: A Letter from Janice G. Murphy, MSN, FACHE, President & CEO

The stress, fatigue and fear during the pandemic have been intense for everyone, particularly for our frontline workers. Yet, throughout the hardship, St. Vincent Charity caregivers have stayed true to our mission to act as an extension of the healing ministry of Jesus. Their dedication to our patients and their resilience during the pandemic has led to many “Miracle Moments.” ...Continue →

Ohio announces grant awards to continue fight against opioid addiction, including $150K to St. Vincent Charity Medical Center

Governor Mike DeWine joined RecoveryOhio and the Ohio Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services (OhioMHAS) to announce funding awards totaling more than $13 million to help communities throughout Ohio continue the fight against opioid addiction and prevent overdose deaths. These State Opioid Response (SOR) 2.0 grants come at a time when many communities are seeing increased demand for behavioral health services amid the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. The awards include $147,428.20 to St. Vincent Charity Medical Center’s addiction treatment center, Rosary Hall, which has been at the forefront of treating drug dependency for nearly 70 years – treating more than 100,000 individuals with the compassionate care that is the hallmark of the hospital. ...Continue →

Successful Back Surgery Brings Former Masters Champ Out of Retirement and Back to Augusta National

Legendary PGA golfer, Ian Woosnam, retired twice - once in 2016 and then again, in 2019. The chronic back pain he suffered throughout his career had progressed to the point he could no longer swing the club in the manner that carried him to 52 tournament victories worldwide. However, a recommendation from a friend led him to Deborah Blades, M.D., at St. Vincent Charity Medical Center. Now, Woosnam finds himself pain free and ready to return in April to golf’s biggest stage in August, Georgia. ...Continue →

St. Vincent Charity Chief of Behavioral Health to Speak at City Club

On April 27, The City Club of Cleveland will present a forum on COVID-19 and mental health featuring St. Vincent Charity Medical Center Chief of Behavioral Health Michael J. Biscaro, Psy.D., ABPP (Forensic), alongside Joan Englund, executive director of the Mental Health & Addiction Advocacy Coalition, and Jonathan Lee, president & CEO of Signature Health. Together, they will discuss the pandemic’s impact, and new approaches to help Northeast Ohio residents. ...Continue →

Crain’s Cleveland Business: New clinic at St. Vincent Medical Center integrates behavioral health, primary care

Integrated Care refers to the practice of treating the whole person — attending to physical, mental, emotional and spiritual health. This approach meaningfully transforms lives by wholly embracing the needs of each individual. In its February 8th issue, Crain’s Cleveland Business features an in-depth look at this approach at St. Vincent Charity Medical Center, as well as the hospital’s new Integrated Care Clinic, which provides outpatient mental health trauma and wellness services in a person-centered approach. ...Continue →

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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 Tu ...continue reading

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February 25, 2019

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 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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