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St. Vincent Charity Center for Bariatric Surgery patient realizes a dream in running the Cleveland Marathon

The Center for Bariatric Surgery at St. Vincent Charity Medical Center has had many success stories over the years in helping patients lose weight. One recent success story is Kathryn Ferenz, who lost 130 pounds and ran in the Cleveland Marathon on May 20. WOIO-TV reported on Kathryn’s weight loss prior to the marathon and her newfound passion for running.[More]

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The roots of innovation: Why the Sisters of Charity Foundation of Cleveland is investing in big ideas

The Sisters of Charity Foundation of Cleveland’s fellowship, known as The Innovation Mission, is a powerful opportunity for accomplished professionals to advance their innovative ideas to change the trajectory of poverty in Cleveland. Foundation President Sue Krey explains why this was the ideal undertaking for the foundation.[More]

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Sisters of Charity Foundation of Cleveland Blocks and Bridges consultant writes about human trafficking

The Sisters of Charity Foundation of Cleveland established the Blocks and Bridges initiative in 2015 to pair sisters with lay co-workers to help build and transform their ministries. It provides best practices in nonprofit management for sister-led, sister-founded ministries. Blocks and Bridges consultant Janus Small recently blogged about her experience for U.S. Catholic Sisters Against Human Trafficking.[More]

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Sister Judith Ann Karam, CSA, to be inducted into Ohio Hospital Association Hall of Fame

Sister Judith Ann Karam, CSA, congregational leader for the Sisters of Charity of St. Augustine, will be inducted into the Ohio Hospital Association (OHA) Health Care Hall of Fame at the annual OHA recognition dinner June 5 in Columbus. The OHA Hall of Fame honors men and women who have made extraordinary contributions to the delivery of health care for Ohioans.[More]

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Promise Neighborhood awards scholarships to East Tech High School scholars

The Cleveland Central Promise Neighborhood awarded scholarships to 12 scholars in East Tech High School’s graduating class of 2018 in a May 11 awards ceremony, offering a boost to get them started on the next step of their education journey. The East Tech scholars received a total of more than $2 million in scholarship awards from across the community.[More]

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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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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