Through St. Vincent Charity’s Clinical Pastoral Education Program, founded in 2000, the hospital is educating and fostering a new generation of hospital chaplains to tend to the spiritual needs of patients throughout the region.
St. Vincent Charity Surgeon, Dr. John Collis, has revolutionized the treatment for patients suffering with back pain. His leadership has led to innovative treatments and surgical options for millions of Americans living with chronic back pain. Through his foresight, Dr. Collis was the first to establish spinal surgery as a sub-specialty in neurosurgery. He developed groundbreaking standards, such as the use of pre-surgical antibiotics to prevent operative infections.
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 patients. St. Vincent Charity’s MLP program is the first of its kind in Ohio to focus solely on the needs of those in treatment for behavioral health and addiction diseases.
Sgt. Powell, who spoke to nearly 100 Cleveland-area health care providers at St. Vincent Charity’s annual Opioid Addiction Conference, is part of Operation Street Smart, a collaboration between D.A.R.E. and the Franklin County Sheriff’s office to educate parents, health care providers, teachers and others who work with youth on daily basis. Their goal is to teach adults the tricks and terms that youth are using to hide drug abuse and addiction.
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.