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Sisters of Charity Foundation Partners with MASS Design Group to Engage Residents and Community Partners to Inform Vision for Health Campus in Central

MASS Design Group, a global design collective dedicated to delivering architecture that promotes justice and human dignity, has been engaged by the Sisters of Charity Foundation of Cleveland to create a Health Campus that provides care for the whole person. In the Central Neighborhood, the Health Campus will build on the Sisters of Charity of St. Augustine’s 170-year legacy of healing by bringing new services to the community that address the social determinants of health. ...Continue →

Peer Support Specialists Walk a Special Journey

The Sisters of Charity of St. Augustine, who came to Cleveland from France in 1851 and became the city’s first public health nurses, have a deeply seeded commitment to authentic listening, especially with and alongside marginalized and underserved individuals, families and communities. This spirit is carried forward in many ways, including through the St. Vincent Charity Medical Center (SVCMC) Certified Peer Support Team. ...Continue →

5 signs you should see a spine specialist for your back pain

Most everyone has suffered from some form of back pain at least once in their life. Whether you tweaked your back helping a friend move a couch or suffered a debilitating illness or injury, back pain is a leading cause of disability and one that most people try to grin and bear. Popping ibuprofen may be a short-term solution to masking your pain, but it won’t fix the problem. ...Continue →

Everything You Need to Know about Hip Replacement

As the largest joint in your body, your hips bear the brunt of your body weight. They support your ability to walk and move. When they hurt, it can negatively affect your quality of life. Once the hip joint becomes worn down, eventually you are in pain even when resting. ...Continue →

Shoes can cause back and joint pain

The shoes you wear dramatically affect the impact your knees and hips take with every step. Shoes with proper support help keep knees in alignment; arch support helps prevent feet from rotating inward; and cushioning reduces the impact from the body’s weight with each step. All of this helps to reduce pressure on our joints and back. ...Continue →

Back and Neck Pain Don’t Have to Keep You Out of the Garden

Not adhering to proper mechanics when gardening can leave you in pain, unable to finish the job. St. Vincent Charity spine surgeon Robert McLain, M.D. encourages gardeners to use four simple steps to prevent back and neck pain. ...Continue →

Leading during the COVID-19 pandemic, Janice G. Murphy put her faith in God

It is a very scary disease. It was unbelievable, the strain that it put on our entire staff. But the beautiful sense of strength and camaraderies that we created here, that was something to behold. And I will always be grateful that I was able to be here, and to lead through it. The people who lived through this are never going to forget it, or the people they worked with. ...Continue →

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 →

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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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