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St. Vincent surgeon uses breakthrough technology to build customized knee implants and surgical tools for each patient

With multiplying numbers of patients turning to total knee replacement surgery, St. Vincent Charity orthopedic surgeons lead the way in Northeast Ohio to employ the latest technologies to ensure ...Continue →

Outpatient Procedure Helps Patients Take Control of Arthritis Pain

Sandra turned to St. Vincent Charity Medical Center’s Dr. George Friedhoff in search of an alternative to surgery to relieve her back pain. Dr. Friedhoff performed a cooled, radiofrequency spinal ablation, a state of the art non-invasive outpatient treatment option for those suffering chronic back and joint pain. Dr. Friedhoff was able to target and burn the nerves causing Sandra’s pain. Studies have shown the treatment provides patients with up to 24 months of pain relief and improved physical function without the months of rehabilitation, risk of infection and hospitalization associated with surgery. Almost immediately after the ablation procedure, Sandra found relief from her pain. More importantly, she took back control of her life. ...Continue →


Suicide is a leading cause of death in the United States and one of the few leading causes of death that’s actually increasing. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, suicide rates have increased in nearly every state from 1999 through 2016—including a 36 percent increase in Ohio during that time. “Suicide is preventable and there are steps to take, but we’re often not sure about the suffering people are enduring due to the stigma associated with mental illness,” said Dr. Albana Dreshaj, medical director of the St. Vincent Charity Medical Center Psychiatric Emergency Department. Dr. Dreshaj offers some advice for those who might be struggling with suicidal thoughts or know someone who is. ...Continue →

Star gymnast finishes career on her terms with help of Dr. Canales

Rachel Stypinksi, widely considered one of - if not the - best gymnasts in the history of Kent State University’s program, was having the best season of her career. Then during her final meet before NCAA Regionals, Rachel landed her first tumbling pass and felt her foot give way and suffered what many believed to be a career-ending injury. After a thorough examination and analysis of an MRI of the foot and ankle at St. Vincent Charity, Dr. Canales was able to shine a glimmer of hope on the young athlete. ...Continue →

Virtual dementia tour gives caregivers a “humbling” exercise in empathy

St. Vincent Charity Medical Center hosted a virtual dementia tour on Thursday, May 3, 2018 for caregivers who wanted to experience how a patient with dementia sees, hears and feels in their world. ...Continue →


OUR 2017 CARITAS EVENT TOOK PLACE FRIDAY, OCTOBER 13, 2017, AT THE HUNTINGTON CONVENTION CENTER OF CLEVELAND. We extend our sincere thanks to all of our sponsors, honorees, entertainers and guests for again making this event a great success! ...Continue →

CARITAS event celebrates St. Vincent Charity Medical Center caregivers and commitment to the community

We extend sincere thanks with all who attended and supported CARITAS 2017, our annual celebration of St. Vincent Charity’s commitment to combining clinical excellence with human compassion for all our patients. ...Continue →

CARITAS: A Celebration of St. Vincent Charity Medical Center in Cleveland

St. Vincent Charity Medical Center prides itself on combining clinical excellence with human compassion for all our patients, including those suffering from the opioid epidemic. At a time when so many individuals are in need of care, your support – including by joining us for CARITAS 2017 on October 13 – can make a tremendous difference to our mission and the community. ...Continue →

St. Vincent supporters gather at 2016 CARITAS event

With close to 500 people in attendance, this event gave us the opportunity to highlight and educate friends, donors and the community on who we are and what our mission is all about. ...Continue →

A journey of 30 years leads patient to give in honor of the 150th anniversary

“I have a lot of gratitude for the people at St. Vincent. They have not only helped me, but many others, find the ongoing small pleasures from living a healthy lifestyle,” he said.  “I knew I wanted to do something to honor them and what they do,” Mintz said. His journey with St. Vincent Charity began more than 30 years ago, when he worked as an engineering manager for a Cleveland industrial controls company. ...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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