Lima & Van Wert Elks to Donate $10,000 to St. Rita’s Pediatric Rehabilitation

Since 1972, the Ohio Elks Association has generously donated more than $334,000 to Mercy Health – St. Rita’s Medical Center’s pediatric rehabilitation department through The Ohio Elks Cerebral Palsy Fund Board. On Thursday, June 8, at 11 a.m. the association will add to their contributions and will present a check for $10,000 to the medical center’s pediatric rehabilitation department, a patient and their family and St. Rita’s Health Care Foundation. The presentation will take place at St. Rita’s pediatric rehabilitation department located at 830 W. High Suite 150, Lima, Ohio 45801.

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Dale Gisi promoted to President, Mercy Health - St. Rita's

Dale Gisi, formerly President of St. Rita’s Medical Center, has been promoted to serve as President, Mercy Health - St. Rita’s. In this new role, Gisi will provide oversight for the Lima region, including all of its services located across the 10-county area.

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St. Rita’s Health Partners to Host Nursing Career Fair

Mercy Health – St. Rita’s Health Partners will host St. Rita’s Nursing Career Fair on Monday, June 12, from 4 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. The event will allow candidates the opportunity to present their resume, network with different departments within the medical center and learn more about what St. Rita’s has to offer. The career fair will be held at St. Rita’s Auxiliary Conference Center located at 718 W. Market Street Lima, Ohio 45801.

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St. Rita’s EMS Team Receives American Heart Association’s Mission: Lifeline EMS Recognition Award

Mercy Health – St. Rita’s Health Partners EMS team, LACP/SRMC LLC, has received the American Heart Association’s Mission: Lifeline EMS Silver Award for implementing quality improvement measures for the treatment of patients who experience severe heart attacks.

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Mercy Health Receives Blue Star Recognition

Mercy Health, a Catholic health ministry serving Ohio and Kentucky, announces that it has received Blue Star Recognition from the American Cancer Society and Ohio Partners for Cancer Control. This recognition acknowledges that Mercy Health is a hospital system that has taken extraordinary measures to advance initiatives supporting the goal to screen 80% of adults 50 and over for colorectal cancer by 2018.

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St. Rita’s Named One of the Best Places to Work in Healthcare for 2017 by Modern Healthcare

Mercy Health – St. Rita’s Medical Center was recently named one of 150 Best Places to Work in Healthcare for 2017 by Modern Healthcare.

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St. Rita’s Volunteers to Present $227,000 Check to Medical Center During Annual Appreciation Luncheon

St. Rita’s Health Partners Volunteer/Auxiliary Resources president, Jan Kennedy, will present a check for $227,000 to Bob Baxter, regional CEO and senior vice president Mercy Health – Lima Region, at the UNOH Event Center, located at 1450 North Cable Road, Lima, Ohio 45805. The presentation will take place during St. Rita’s Volunteer Appreciation Luncheon on Tuesday, May 23, at 1 p.m. This donation is made on behalf of all St. Rita’s volunteers which includes 463 adults, 57 college students, 161 summer teen volunteers, 88 shadowing students and 207 supporting members. There will be 350 volunteers in attendance at Tuesday’s event.

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St. Rita’s Electrophysiologist Navigates Through the Heart with New Mapping System

Mercy Health – St. Rita’s Health Partners brings new technology into its hybrid operating room and to the region. The medical center recently installed the Abbott EnSite Precision™ cardiac mapping system. The mapping system is a next-generation platform designed to provide automation, flexibility and accuracy for diagnostic mapping used in ablation procedures to treat patients with abnormal heart rhythms (cardiac arrhythmias). St. Rita’s was also among one of the first locations in the U.S. to utilize this technology, which received CE Mark in January 2016 and recently received FDA clearance.

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St. Rita’s announces new Neuroscience Institute

St. Rita’s Health Partners is proud to announce the opening of the Mercy Health – St. Rita’s Neuroscience Institute that will provide comprehensive and world-class care to patients. The Institute will have its official welcome ceremony and ribbon cutting on Tuesday, May 9.

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Spencerville High School and St. Rita’s Health Partners team up for Spencerville Mental Health Awareness Day - 2017

On Wednesday, May 10, Spencerville High School will partner with St. Rita’s Health Partners’ behavioral health and pharmacy teams to host Spencerville Mental Health Awareness Day – 2017.

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St. Rita’s to Honor 10 Mercy Health – St. Rita’s Health Partners Scholarship Recipients

On Thursday, May 4, St. Rita’s will honor 10 area high school students who were each selected for a Mercy Health–St. Rita’s Health Partners Scholarship. The 2017 Mercy Health–St. Rita’s Health Partners Scholarships celebration will take place at St. Rita’s Auxiliary Conference Center located at 718 W. Market Street Lima, Ohio, 45801 beginning at 6:30 p.m.

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Building awareness during Parkinson's Awareness Month

April is Parkinson’s Awareness Month and more than 1 million people in the U.S. have been diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease. This disease is a chronic and progressive movement disorder.

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Loretta Burgei returns from Haiti: Shares journey during National Volunteer Month

April is National Volunteer Month. Loretta Burgei, RN at Mercy Health - St. Rita’s Health Partners, is an inspiration and showcases what being a volunteer truly means. April 20 marks one month of her return from Côtes-de-Fer, Haiti, where she and seven other Mercy Health volunteers helped open the Bishop Joseph M. Sullivan Center for Health.

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Pediatrician to be recognized for 36 years of service to community

In 1981, Dr. Mark Winerman began his career with Pediatrics of Lima in Lima, Ohio. Thirty-six years later, he will hang up his stethoscope and lab coat as he recently announced his retirement.

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St. Rita’s to Host 2017 Cardiovascular Symposium

Continuing education in healthcare is important. On Thursday, April 6, St. Rita’s Health Partners will host the 2017 Cardiovascular Symposium. More than 300 healthcare professionals who care for patients with heart conditions will come together for a day filled with unique and informational sessions. The symposium will take place from 7 a.m. to 4:15 p.m. at Veterans Memorial Civic & Convention Center located at 7 Town Square, Lima, Ohio 45801.

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