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Sisters of Charity Health System and University Hospitals announce plans to transfer sole ownership of St. John Medical Center in Westlake to UH

The Sisters of Charity Health System (SCHS) and University Hospitals (UH) have signed an agreement to transfer sole ownership of St. John Medical Center in Westlake to UH. The announcement follows a five-year agreement under which UH was the managing member of their co-ownership of the hospital. The agreement is expected to be finalized within 60 days, subject to regulatory review. St. John Medical Center is a 204-bed, full-service, nonprofit, acute care hospital providing comprehensive health care to residents of western Cuyahoga and eastern Lorain counties. The medical center, which has been co-owned by UH and SCHS since 1999, is a leading provider of Catholic health care. The legacy of Catholic health care at St. John Medical Center will be continued through a commitment by UH to be accountable to the Bishop of the Diocese of Cleveland. UH leadership will work with the Bishop to create a mission and values committee to ensure that all of the vital components of the hospital’s Catholic identity continue.[More]

tags: St. John Medical Center, Sisters of Charity Health System, health care

Sisters of Charity Foundation of South Carolina expands reach of Carolina Academy

The Sisters of Charity Foundation of South Carolina has partnered with the United Way of York County to create the Carolina Academy York County. The new academy, based on the foundation’s Carolina Academy model, provides resources and training to community leaders in the nonprofit sector in York County, South Carolina.[More]

tags: Sisters of Charity Foundation of South Carolina, Foundations

Mercy Medical Center awarded Joint Commission certification for total hip and knee replacement program

Mercy Medical Center became the first Stark County hospital in 2013 to earn The Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval® for its total joint replacement program for hips and knees. After undergoing a rigorous onsite review in July 2015, Mercy has once again earned certification.[More]

tags: Mercy Medical Center, health care

Promise Neighborhood director testifies at first traveling legislative committee meeting

Cleveland Central Promise Neighborhood Director Lowell Perry Jr. joined other policy and social services agencies to present testimony during the recent Ohio House of Representatives Community and Family Advancement Committee’s first summer tour stop in Cleveland.[More]

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

Sisters of Charity Health System mourns passing of Congressman Louis Stokes

The Sisters of Charity Health System is deeply saddened by the passing of former Congressman Louis Stokes on August 18 at the age of 90. We extend our sympathies to the Stokes family and the many lives touched by the Congressman. During his storied career, Congressman Stokes was a staunch advocate for social and economic justice, education, health care and other causes that impacted the lives of many. Both on a national level and around Cleveland, he was a transformational leader who helped create needed and enduring social change. As we remember Congressman Stokes, we celebrate a life lived serving with compassion, courage and collaboration, and acting as a powerful voice for the less fortunate and everyone in Ohio.[More]

tags: Advocacy, Sisters of Charity Health System

Catholic Health Association installs Sister Judith Ann Karam, CSA as board chair

 
Sister Judith Ann Karam, CSA, who is chair of the public juridic person of the Sisters of Charity Health System, was installed as chair of the board of trustees of the Catholic Health Association of the United States June 8, 2015, at the association's centennial assembly in Washington D.C.

Sister Judith Ann is also congregational leader of the Sisters of Charity of St. Augustine, our founding congregation of women religious.

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Events

FORE Mercy's Sake Golf Outing
The Mercy Development Foundation presents the inaugural FORE Mercy’s Sake Golf Outing Friday, September 18, at Skyland Pines Golf Course in Canton, Ohio, to benefit Mercy International Mission Outreach (MIMO).
9/18/2015 »

Healthy Learners Champions for Children Golf Tournament
Healthy Learners is celebrating the 16th year of the Champions for Children Golf Tournament in Memory of George Younginer Wednesday, October 21, at the Ft. Jackson Golf Club in Columbia, South Carolina.
10/21/2015 »

Mercy Service League "Ignite the Night!" Harvest Ball
Mercy Medical Center’s Mercy Service League will hold its annual Harvest Ball Saturday, October 24, 2015, in Canton with a new theme, "Ignite the Night!"
10/24/2015 »

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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