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Sisters of Charity Health System Statement on the Senate's draft health care bill: the Better Care Reconciliation Act

The Sisters of Charity Health System believes families and communities are stronger when everyone has access to quality, affordable health care. Like many in the health care provider community, we stand in opposition to the Senate’s draft health care bill, called the Better Care Reconciliation Act (BCRA). The Senate proposal would have a devastating impact on our nation's most vulnerable populations. According to analysis by the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office, the BCRA would lead to 22 million more uninsured U.S. residents by 2026. [More]

tags: Advocacy, Catholic Health Association, health care, Mercy Medical Center, St. Vincent Charity Medical Center, Sisters of Charity Health System, Sisters of Charity of St. Augustine, Sister Judith Ann Karam

Reading paves way to new bicycles in Cleveland Central Promise Neighborhood

A dozen first and second graders in Cleveland’s Central neighborhood have new bicycles to enjoy this summer thanks to a program called Read and Ride. Cleveland Central Promise Neighborhood and the Knights of Pythias Owatonna Lodge #62 hosted Read and Ride at the three Cleveland Metropolitan School District elementary schools in the neighborhood.[More]

tags: Promise Neighborhood, Outreach, Sisters of Charity Foundation of Cleveland, Foundations

Sisters of Charity Foundation of South Carolina awards $230,000 in strategic grant funding

The Sisters of Charity Foundation of South Carolina has awarded $230,000 to five strategic grantees for 2017 that are addressing the root causes of poverty in South Carolina. The foundation’s mission to address poverty in all of its forms is reflected in its decision-making around strategic grants.[More]

tags: Sisters of Charity Foundation of South Carolina, Foundations

Joseph’s Home annual benefit luncheon to help ill homeless men heal

Joseph’s Home will hold it signature fundraising event—Perseverance in Hope—Thursday, June 15 at 11:30 a.m. at Windows on the River in Cleveland to raise funds to provide meals, shelter and other care for the acutely ill homeless men who receive temporary shelter there and medical respite to promote healing and long-term self-sufficiency.[More]

tags: Joseph's Home, Outreach

Wanted: Innovative Ideas to Fight Poverty

This spring, a groundbreaking initiative was announced to uncover innovative approaches to fight poverty. The Innovation Mission, an initiative of the Sisters of Charity Foundation of Cleveland in collaboration with Cleveland Leadership Center, is an 18-month fellowship that applies the discipline of innovation to the issue of poverty. [More]

tags: Foundations, Sisters of Charity Foundation of Cleveland

Health care and community leaders welcome new SCHS president & CEO at GCHI event

Cleveland and Northeast Ohio medical and community leaders recently gathered at the Global Center for Health Innovation to welcome Thomas J. Strauss as president & CEO of the Sisters of Charity Health System. More than 300 community, industry and ministry leaders gathered for the event, which featured a keynote from Tom, as well as remarks from Sister Judith Ann Karam CSA, congregational leader of the Sisters of Charity of St. Augustine; Robert Spangler M.D., board chair of the Sisters of Charity Health System; and Cuyahoga County Executive Armond Budish. 

Highly regarded in the health care industry nationally, Tom joined the Sisters of Charity Health System in January 2017. Headquartered in Cleveland, the health system includes two Catholic hospitals, two elder care facilities, three grantmaking foundations, and five outreach organizations in Ohio and South Carolina.

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Events

Healthy Learners 25th anniversary celebration
In 2017, Healthy Learners is celebrating its 25th anniversary with a reception to be hosted in Columbia, South Carolina. This event is by invitation only. To learn more, please contact Joanne Jackson at Joanne.Jackson@healthylearners.com
8/30/2017 »

The Big, Big, Really Big Toy Box Early Childhood Resource Center Fundraiser
The Early Childhood Resource Center is hosting an afternoon of family fun Sunday, September 24 at The Big, Big, REALLY BIG Toy Box fundraiser, which transforms the Canton Cultural Center for the Arts into a giant toy box. Children (ages 1-8) and their families can see their favorite characters come to life in the toy parade, and also participate in exciting family activities and interactive experiences.
9/24/2017 »

Mercy Medical Center Harvest Ball
Mercy Service League's signature fundraising event, the Harvest Ball, is Saturday, October 21, at the Canton Memorial Civic Center with an evening of excitement, elegance and music—the area’s only gala featuring no auction, no wallet, and no program. Guests will be treated to an elaborate five-course gourmet dining experience, complimentary cocktails, full-service bar, delicious dessert confections and dancing.
10/21/2017 »

Healthy Learners Champions for Children Golf Tournament
The 18th Annual Healthy Learners Champions for Children Golf Tournament in Memory of George Younginer is October 25, 2017, at the Fort Jackson Golf Club in Columbia, South Carolina. Join Healthy Learners for a perfect day of golf, food, entertainment, contests and prizes.
10/25/2017 »

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The Sisters of Charity Health System is rooted in our Catholic faith and values, fighting to save lives daily.

“For I was hungry and you gave me food; I was thirsty and you gave me drink; a stranger and you welcomed me; naked and you clothed me; ill and you cared for me… in so far as you did this to one of the least of these sisters and brothers of mine, you did it for me.”
Matthew 25: 35-36, 40