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Rosary Hall's outpatient director speaks to Cleveland Jewish News about rise in telehealth

Telehealth has been around for years, but it was not until the COVID-19 pandemic that its availability and use really grew. Telehealth services reduce barriers to treatment by allowing patients to see providers remotely for certain conditions. Russell Spieth, Ph.D., director of outpatient services at St. Vincent Charity Medical Center’s Rosary Hall, spoke to Cleveland Jewish News about the increase in telehealth services and the impact it could have on health outcomes. ...Continue →

Cleveland Magazine's Top Doctors: The Toll COVID-19 Has Taken On Those Battling Addiction

As part of the December 2020 cover story for Cleveland Magazine, St. Vincent Charity Medical Center's co-medical directors of Rosary Hall, Dr. Theodore V. Parran and Dr. Christopher Adelman, discuss the importance of ongoing addiction treatment during the Covid-19 pandemic. ...Continue →

St. Vincent Charity Medical Center Launches Centralized Access for Behavioral Health Services

St. Vincent Charity Medical Center (SVCMC), which is home to Rosary Hall – one of Ohio’s first and best hospital-based addiction treatment centers – today unveiled new centralized access to behavioral health inpatient services. “Centralized access offers a single point of entry to any of St. Vincent Charity’s 27 inpatient detoxification beds and 64 inpatient psychiatry beds,” said Megan Bush, MBA, LISWS, director of intake and access, behavioral health, SVCMC. “The new model promises a swift and linear intake process for referrals from other hospitals, SVCMC providers, external agencies and individuals seeking services on their own.” Referring partners, as well as community members with mental health questions, can call 216-363-2580 to reach centralized access, which is staffed 24 hours a day, seven days a week, year-round. ...Continue →

St. Vincent Charity Medical Center Appoints Russell E. Spieth, Ph.D., as Director of Outpatient Services at Rosary Hall

St. Vincent Charity Medical Center has named Russell E. Spieth, Ph.D., as director of outpatient services at Rosary Hall. In this role, Dr. Spieth provides leadership and operational oversight of ambulatory addiction treatment services, as well as staff and program development for the expanding continuum of Rosary Hall. He also ensures close coordination with Rosary Hall’s inpatient detoxification services, inpatient behavioral health and other hospital programs. ...Continue →

Dr. Michael Biscaro Discusses Behavioral Health and COVID-19 on Crain's Cleveland Business Panel

St. Vincent Charity Medical Center Chief of Behavioral Health Michael J. Biscaro, Psy.D., ABPP (Forensic) recently joined an expert panel to discuss Behavioral Health and COVID-19 with Crain's Cleveland Business. As outlined by Crain's, COVID-19 has simultaneously negatively affected many people's mental health and caused new roadblocks for people to access that care. This is especially concerning for those already suffering with mental illness and substance use disorders. How are behavioral health care providers grappling with that reality? Watch as health care reporter Lydia Coutré moderated an hour-long discussion on how people can cope with mental health during COVID-19. ...Continue →

Health Progress: Rosary Hall in Cleveland Fights Addiction

At Rosary Hall in Cleveland, they don't like to talk about waiting lists. When someone struggling with addiction seeks help, they try to provide it — right then, right there. During daytime hours, Rosary Hall accepts walk-in patients, people seeking immediate treatment for alcoholism and drug dependency. The approach to immediately admit those in need hearkens back to Rosary Hall's founder, a slight but stalwart religious sister. Sr. Mary Ignatia Gavin, CSA, was first in the nation to admit patients to a general hospital for treatment of alcoholism. ...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 →

Rosary Hall donor establishes $50,000 endowment to help support uninsured and under-insured patients

Gary Storch freely admits that he would not be alive today if it wasn’t for Rosary Hall at St. Vincent Charity Medical Center. He started drinking at the age of 15 and came to Rosary Hall in the late 1970s at the age of 18. He was without health insurance and without money to pay for much-needed alcohol addiction treatment—and without hope. Gary, now 58, decided he wanted to do more to show his gratitude and approached Rosary Hall about giving half of his life savings to the program upon his death for patients that cannot afford the inpatient detoxification program or don’t have insurance. Rather than waiting, he was moved to write a $50,000 check a few days later to establish the Gary and Patty Storch Endowment at Rosary Hall. ...Continue →

ROSARY HALL CO-MEDICAL DIRECTOR DISCUSSES GROWING PROBLEM OF ALCOHOL ADDICTION

Experts in the medical community assert that alcohol is a drug and should be used cautiously. The National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism reports that alcohol-related causes kill an estimated 88,000 people each year in the United States and USA Today reported that 16,000 more people die each year from alcohol than opioids. Christopher Adelman, M.D., co-medical director of Rosary Hall at St. Vincent Charity Medical Center, recently spoke on the 90.3 WCPN “Sound of Ideas” program about alcoholism being an often overlooked addiction and how to support friends or family in recovery. ...Continue →

"Removing Legal Barriers to Recovery at St. Vincent Charity Medical Center" podcast with Cover2 Resources

Recently, Greg McNeil, founder of Cover2 Resources, interviewed Legal Aid attorneys Michael Russell and Jennifer Kinsley, as well as Dr. Albana Dreshaj, medical director of St. Vincent Charity Psychiatric Emergency Department, for episode 217 of his noted podcast. ...Continue →

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