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Intermittent fasting pros and cons

Intermittent fasting was Google's second most searched diet in 2020 and the most searched diet in 2019. But is the intermittent fasting diet just another fad diet or is it a legitimate long-term option for healthy living? Staci Cortelezzi, registered dietitian in the Center for Bariatric Surgery, offers advice for those curious about this diet trend. ...Continue →

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 →

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 →

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 →

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 →

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 →

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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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