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Staying Active to Prevent, Reduce Pain of Osteoarthritis

For those suffering with pain from osteoarthritis, exercise may seem like the last thing they want to do. However, research shows staying active may be the best way to ward off progression and pain from the disease. “While there is no cure for osteoarthritis, there is a lot we can do to reduce pain and improve function,” said Matthew Levy, MD, St. Vincent Charity Spine and Orthopedic Institute. “Regular, moderate exercise helps to strengthen muscles surrounding the affected joints and improves flexibility and balance.” ...Continue →

Staying Active While Still Staying Safe

The COVID-19 pandemic has made remaining fit and active a major challenge for many. Even as gyms and fitness centers reopen in Ohio, you might not feel comfortable exercising inside around other people. It can be easy to lose motivation and stay within the confines of home. Cardiovascular conditioning, muscle strength and flexibility all start to decline when physical activity stops. For someone with spine and orthopedic-related health issues, physical activity is especially important because it helps keep joints lubricated, mobile and strong to help relieve pain. That's why it's important to find alternatives to the gym to maintain your overall health during this pandemic. Dr. George Friedhoff, sports medicine specialist at St. Vincent Charity’s Spine and Orthopedic Institute, says the key for those who may have been inactive the last 6 to 8 weeks during quarantine is to remember to take it slow. ...Continue →

We Can Help If Pain Returns After Back Surgery

With today’s technology and minimally invasive procedures, spine surgery is a viable option for the 16 million Americans experiencing chronic back pain. However, even with advanced techniques, an estimated 10 to 30 percent of patients continue to experience persistent and, sometimes severe, pain. The good news is there are effective treatments to help those with lingering pain, including the use of a spinal cord stimulator. The implanted device sends low level electrical signals directly around the spinal cord to help reduce the pain patients feel. ...Continue →

A Statement of Solidarity and Support from St. Vincent Charity Medical Center

Now is the time for our community and our nation to come together to address the racial and ethnic inequalities that cast a shadow across our society. ...Continue →

Providing a Safe Place to Receive Care: A Letter from Janice G. Murphy, MSN, FACHE, president & CEO

With your health as our priority, we assure you that St. Vincent Charity Medical Center facilities provide a safe place for you to receive care. Your health and that of your loved ones is too important to postpone regular preventative care, diagnostic tests and follow-up visits. In-person appointments are necessary in many cases for our doctors and caregivers to manage your health or diagnose and treat your condition. You can enter our facilities and physician offices with the confidence we at St. Vincent Charity are taking every precaution to keep you safe. ...Continue →

Health Progress highlights St. Vincent Charity's work to quickly adapt behavioral health care amid COVID-19

St. Vincent Charity Medical Center has had to adapt how it delivers care to patients, and that's especially evident in caring for patients with serious behavioral health concerns. Health Progress, a publication of the Catholic Health Association of the United States, recently highlighted how St. Vincent Charity has quickly reworked how it provides behavioral health care. ...Continue →

SUPPORT OUR COVID-19 RESPONSE

St. Vincent Charity Medical Center is grateful to all individuals and organizations willing to help our caregivers, patients and community during the COVID-19 crisis. With the expected surge in coronavirus-related cases, we are taking critical steps to ensure the health, safety and well-being of all those we serve. ...Continue →

2020 - 2022 Community Health Needs & Implementation Plan Available Online

In 2019 St. Vincent Charity was part of a collaborative effort to develop a comprehensive Community Health Needs Assessment (CHNA). The CHNA is used to help identify and serve the unmet needs of the community. Based on data gathered from this unique county-wide collaboration, St. Vincent Charity defined priority health issues that the hospital will address. This process allows us to focus our resources toward prevention, education, wellness and outreach that will have the greatest impact on the community we serve. St. Vincent Charity Medical Center's 2020-2023 Community Health Needs Implementation Plan was approved by the Board of Directors on April 1, 2020. ...Continue →

Help prevent the spread of respiratory diseases like COVID-19

Simple actions can significantly help stop the spread of germs. ...Continue →

AA Meetings Go Digital

Care and support of individuals with substance use disorder and their families remains of the utmost importance to all of us at Rosary Hall. To help protect those we serve throughout the coronavirus pandemic, all AA meetings hosted at St. Vincent will be held online for the foreseeable future. ...Continue →

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

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