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Ohio announces grant awards to continue fight against opioid addiction, including $150K to St. Vincent Charity Medical Center

Governor Mike DeWine joined RecoveryOhio and the Ohio Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services (OhioMHAS) to announce funding awards totaling more than $13 million to help communities throughout Ohio continue the fight against opioid addiction and prevent overdose deaths. These State Opioid Response (SOR) 2.0 grants come at a time when many communities are seeing increased demand for behavioral health services amid the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. The awards include $147,428.20 to St. Vincent Charity Medical Center’s addiction treatment center, Rosary Hall, which has been at the forefront of treating drug dependency for nearly 70 years – treating more than 100,000 individuals with the compassionate care that is the hallmark of the hospital. ...Continue →

St. Vincent Charity Chief of Behavioral Health to Speak at City Club

On April 27, The City Club of Cleveland will present a forum on COVID-19 and mental health featuring St. Vincent Charity Medical Center Chief of Behavioral Health Michael J. Biscaro, Psy.D., ABPP (Forensic), alongside Joan Englund, executive director of the Mental Health & Addiction Advocacy Coalition, and Jonathan Lee, president & CEO of Signature Health. Together, they will discuss the pandemic’s impact, and new approaches to help Northeast Ohio residents. ...Continue →

Crain’s Cleveland Business: New clinic at St. Vincent Medical Center integrates behavioral health, primary care

Integrated Care refers to the practice of treating the whole person — attending to physical, mental, emotional and spiritual health. This approach meaningfully transforms lives by wholly embracing the needs of each individual. In its February 8th issue, Crain’s Cleveland Business features an in-depth look at this approach at St. Vincent Charity Medical Center, as well as the hospital’s new Integrated Care Clinic, which provides outpatient mental health trauma and wellness services in a person-centered approach. ...Continue →

St. Vincent Charity Chief of Behavioral Health Shares Signs and Coping Strategies for Anxiety

Anxiety disorders affect 40 million adults in the United States age 18 and older, or 18% of the population every year. They are highly treatable, yet only 37% of those suffering receive treatment. In its February 2021 cover story, Cleveland Magazine features a series of ways to take charge of your health, including How To Address Signs of Anxiety And Find Solutions from Michael J. Biscaro, Psy.D., ABPP, chief of behavioral health at St. Vincent Charity Medical Center. ...Continue →

OhioMHAS Launches Online Tool to Provide Real-Time Data on Psychiatric Crisis Bed Availability

The Ohio Department of Health and Addiction Services unveiled a new tool today that will improve access to inpatient psychiatric care for residents in Northeast Ohio with serious mental illness. The Behavioral Health Connection, or B-CON, is an online psychiatric bed registry intended to facilitate timely admission to an inpatient psychiatric unit. This tool is part of a larger effort in Ohio to meet people with serious mental illness where they are and to ensure they receive the care they need in the most appropriate setting. St. Vincent Charity Medical Center is a participating hospital in this effort. ...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 →

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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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