Medical stabilization and acute care detoxification
Our 27-bed inpatient detoxification and assessment unit is located at St. Vincent Charity Medical Center.
The average length of stay is 3-5 days, with services provided by a multi-disciplinary team of physicians, nurses, counselors, nutritionists, pastoral counselors, social workers, case managers and recovery coaches to help guide patients through their hospital stay.
Theodore V. Parran, M.D.
Dr. Theodore Parran is co-medical director of St. Vincent Charity Medical Center’s center of excellence in addiction medicine -- Rosary Hall. It is the only hospital-based addiction treatment center in northeast Ohio to provide a full spectrum of the most current treatment options, from hospital detoxification to community-based rehabilitation, to the latest medication-assisted treatments. Rosary Hall has been at the forefront of treating alcoholism and drug dependency since 1952. Our founder, Sister Ignatia Gavin CSA, worked in collaboration with Dr. Robert Smith after he co-founded Alcoholics Anonymous, the 12-step principles of which still serve as the foundation of our continuum of care. Today, Rosary Hall’s innovative efforts continue to be fueled by compassion and decades of proven experience in treating more than 65,000 men and women.
Dr. Parran pursues several areas of special interest in medical education including Doctor-Patient Communication, Faculty Development, Continuing Medical Education, and Addiction Medicine. In addition Dr. Parran is certified by the American Society on Addiction Medicine and his group practice provides medical directorship services to several Substance Abuse treatment programs in northeast Ohio, including Rosary Hall at St. Vincent Charity Medical Center. He is the co-director of the Foundations of Clinical Medicine Course teaching Dr-Pt Communications / Clinical Interviewing / Clinical Reasoning / Physical Diagnosis / Professionalism / and Dr-Pt Relationship skills to students and residents. Dr. Parran is also the medical director of the Program in Continuing Medical Education, and in 2008 was named as the Carter and Isabel Wang Professor of Medical Education, all at CWRU School of Medicine. He is a 1974 graduate from Hawken School, a 1978 graduate with honors in History from Kenyon College and a 1982 graduate of Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine. He completed a residency in Internal Medicine at the Baltimore City Hospital of Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. Dr. Parran was selected to be the Medical Chief Resident for one year following his residency, and received the Outstanding Faculty Teacher Award from the Department of Medicine in 1987. In 1988 he returned to Cleveland and CWRU School of Medicine.
Christopher L. Adelman, M.D.
Dr. Christopher Adelman is a co-medical director of Rosary Hall.
Founded in 1952, Rosary Hall has been at the forefront of treating alcoholism and drug dependency for more than 65 years. Our founder, Sister Ignatia Gavin, CSA, worked in collaboration with Dr. Robert Smith after he co-founded Alcoholics Anonymous, the 12-step principles of which still serve as the foundation of our continuum of care. Today, Rosary Hall’s innovative efforts continue to be fueled by compassion and decades of proven experience in treating more than 65,000 men and women.
Patients and their families find the road to freedom in our evidenced-based recovery process that’s compassionate, comprehensive, and widely recognized as one the best in the country. Rosary Hall provides a full spectrum of the most current treatment options, including hospital detoxification, outpatient treatment, and the latest medication-assisted treatments. We work hand-in-hand with sober living homes and Ohio recovery houses to ensure clients receive the support they need to sustain recovery.
In 1987, Dr. Adelman moved to Cleveland from Oklahoma to become Medical Director at St. Vincent Charity Hospital of Rosary Hall’s Alcohol and Drug Addiction Program. Dr. Adelman attended undergraduate and medical school at the University of Oklahoma. Dr. Adelman is on the faculty of the CWRU Family Medicine residency program. In 1979 he began his medical practice in Montana as an emergency room physician and within a few years became the first medical director of his hospital’s addiction treatment program. Dr. Adelman is board-certified in emergency medicine and continues to work in one of our local Emergency Departments. Dr. Adelman and his associate Dr. Ted Parran also provide addiction services to Harbor Light, Cleveland Treatment Center (methadone maintenance), Windsor-Laurelwood Hospital, Stella Maris alcohol and drug addiction treatment center and provide consultative services at several other treatment programs in Northeast Ohio. In 1990 Dr. Adelman and Parran started an addiction medicine fellowship (or training program) for physicians. They have trained more than 35 family practice, psychiatric, internal medicine, OB/GYN and pediatric physicians, many of whom are practicing in the Cleveland area.
Specialties:Addiction PsychiatryAddiction Medicine
October 10, 2019
Cuyahoga County Announces Phase One of Opioid Crisis Mitigation Plan, including $2M to St. Vincent’s Rosary Hall
County Executive Armond Budish and Council President Dan Brady today announced Phase One of the Cuyahoga County Opioid Crisis Mitigation Plan. Cuyahoga and Summit Counties have so far secured four settlements totaling $61 million for the two coun ...continue readingRead More
February 25, 2019
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 readingRead More
May 29, 2018
Statement from St. Vincent Charity Medical Center as it joins national prescription opioid litigation
St. Vincent Charity Medical Center, including Rosary Hall Addiction Treatment Center, filed as a plaintiff in a lawsuit against the manufacturers, distributors and retailers of prescription opioids in an effort to bring additional resources to the ho ...continue readingRead More
February 23, 2018
Dr. Ted Parran, associate medical director of Rosary Hall at St. Vincent Charity Medical Center, recently spoke with the Springfield News-Sunabout the growing number of cash-only opioid treatment centers. A nationally renowned expert in addiction med ...continue readingRead More
January 29, 2018
St. Vincent Charity Medical Center worked with a local police chief to create Safe Passages, a means for police in four suburban districts to offer medical help to substance abusers rather than incarceration. The Safe Passages program is profiled in ...continue readingRead More
October 16, 2017
St. Vincent Charity Medical Center, Legal Aid Partner to Improve Health of Addiction, Psychiatric Patients
St. Vincent Charity Medical Center and The Legal Aid Society of Cleveland have launched a medical legal partnership (MLP), providing free, on-site services to resolve civil legal issues that impact the overall health of addiction and psychiatric pati ...continue readingRead More
March 1, 2017
Bob and Jeannie Brandt lovingly share this message with Rosary Hall detox patients as they desperately attempt to escape the powerful grip of opioid and heroin addiction. It’s the message that Bob and Jeannie wished they had known to deliver—or wish ...continue readingRead More