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Circle the City with Love Spreads Peace on Public Square

Spreading the power of love in Northeast Ohio is the mission of a unique gathering that took place in Public Square Sunday. During the annual Circle the City with Love event, people hula hooped, danced and joined each other in laughter, and joined hands for 30 minutes for the event’s signature circle of silence. St. Vincent Charity Director of Education Karen Komondor served as the chairperson for the event. ...Continue →

Health Literacy Institute Chair Discusses the Importance of Health Literacy with TV20 Cleveland

October is Health Literacy Month and Karen Komondor, chair of the Health Literacy Institute at St. Vincent Charity Medical Center, and Healthy Cleveland's Jessica Jurcak sat down with TV20 Cleveland to talk about health literacy in Cleveland and why it matters. ...Continue →

Patient advocacy improves care through compassionate, hands-on approach

Faith-based health care offers a unique environment of patient care that addresses medical, spiritual and socioeconomic needs. As Cleveland’s only Catholic hospital, caregivers at St. Vincent Charity serve a mission dedicated to the healing ministry of Jesus and serve with a deep respect for the dignity and value of all persons. This mission, and a devotion to caring for the whole person, led St. Vincent Charity to establish a patient advocacy department that is unlike that of any other health system in northeast Ohio. ...Continue →

Obesity expert explains why body-shaming is harmful, not helpful

Fat shaming involves criticizing and harassing overweight people about their weight or eating habits. Studies show that weight discrimination — including body-shaming — causes stress and leads overweight people to eat more calories. As medical director of the Center for Bariatric Surgery at St. Vincent Charity, Leslie Pristas, DO, counsels patients on all the factors that cause obesity and educates them on successful long-term tools needed to maintain a healthy weight. Here, she addresses the harmful effects shame has on health and the misconceptions about the causes of obesity. ...Continue →

Dr. Bernard Stulberg from the Spine & Orthopedic Institute Named Crain's Health Care Hero finalist

Crain's Cleveland Business named, Bernard Stulberg, M.D., an orthopedic surgeon with the Spine & Orthopedic Institute at St. Vincent Charity Medical Center, as a Crain's Health Care Hero finalist. The program recognizes some of the most exceptional health care providers in the region. ...Continue →

St. Vincent Charity Medical Center to host Ohio health literacy conference Oct. 4

St. Vincent Charity Medical Center is partnering with Ohio Health Literacy Partners to host Building Health Literacy in Ohio: The Inaugural Ohio Health Literacy Partners Conference on October 4 at Ashland University. Since 2007, the Health Literacy Institute at St. Vincent Charity has been a nationally recognized leader in developing a program model that would institutionalize health literacy across the continuum of patient care to improve health through better communication. ...Continue →

Back pain at work: Preventing pain and injury

Nearly 40 million Americans – or more than 25 percent of the workforce – suffer from chronic lower back pain, according to new research. Millions of workers, particularly those in heavy labor-related jobs, either miss work or are forced to change jobs every year because of their pain. However, St. Vincent Charity Medical Center’s orthopedic spine surgeon Dr. Jeffrey Shall said there is help for those who suffer from work-related back pain and tips to avoid injury on the job. ...Continue →

Health Literacy Institute at St. Vincent Charity Featured at National Health Literacy Conference

Since 2007, the Health Literacy Institute at St. Vincent Charity Medical Center has been dedicated to improving health through better education. Karen Komondor, director, organizational development, at the Health Literacy Institute was invited to speak at the recent Institute for Healthcare Advancement’s Health Literacy Conference in Costa Mesa, California. The conference draws participants from around the world to discuss practical health literacy solutions. ...Continue →

Rosary Hall's Dr. Ted Parran provides expert opinion to committee on qualifying conditions for medical marijuana use

A committee of health care professionals recently recommended that the State Medical Board of Ohio vote next month to include anxiety and autism spectrum disorder as qualifying conditions for medical marijuana use. Dr. Ted Parran, co-associate medical director of Rosary Hall at St. Vincent Charity Medical Center, was asked by the Medical Marijuana Advisory Committee to give his expert opinion on whether these conditions should be added to the more than 20 conditions already approved for marijuana treatment in Ohio. ...Continue →

Surgery Not Always Best Approach to Ankle Injury

Tristan Van Natta was two days away from competing in the Trampoline Gymnastics World Championships in St. Petersburg, Russia, when a crooked landing led to a severe ankle sprain. The resolute athlete refused to see a doctor, knowing that a diagnosis could prevent her from competing. Back home, the first doctor Tristan saw recommended surgery for ligament and tendon tears. She went to Dr. Michael Canales at the Spine and Orthopedic Institute for a second opinion. He didn't think surgery was necessary. ...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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