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Sisters of Charity Health System president & CEO plans to retire

Terrence Kessler, president & CEO and general counsel of the Sisters of Charity Health System, has announced his plans to retire at the end of 2016. Health System Board Chair Robert Spangler M.D. has appointed a committee of the board to oversee the search process to identify Kessler’s successor.

“This is a carefully planned transition in leadership designed to assure continuity and continued strategic advancement of our hospitals, foundations and outreach ministries, as well as the corporate office of the Sisters of Charity Health System,” said Spangler. Kessler will continue to serve until a new president & CEO is named and will assist with the transition, which is expected to be complete by December 31. [More]

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Sisters of Charity Health System and the Sisters of Charity of St. Augustine Honor the Legacy of Senator George Voinovich

The Sisters of Charity Health System and the Sisters of Charity of St. Augustine are deeply saddened by the passing of former Senator George Voinovich on Sunday, June 12th. We extend our deepest sympathies to the Voinovich family and our sisters’ prayers are with the family during this time of mourning.[More]

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Sisters of Charity Foundation of South Carolina Kinship Care Initiative continues helping kinship families

Many kinship families (grandparents and extended family members caring for a relative's child) face obstacles due to their unanticipated responsibility. To help overcome these challenges and advocate for kin caregivers, the Sisters of Charity Foundation of South Carolina launched the Kinship Care Initiative in 2014. The initiative is dedicated to improving kinship families’ well-being, resources and services. The foundation recently profiled one kinship family’s journey.[More]

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SCHS communicators present at Catholic Health Assembly about promoting Catholic identity

The Sisters of Charity Health System’s Susanna H. Krey, senior vice president of foundations, outreach ministries and external affairs, and Heather Stoll, vice president of external affairs, presented an innovation session at the 2016 Catholic Health Assembly, June 5-7 in Orlando, Florida.

Their presentation, “Communications Guidelines for Promoting Catholic Identity after a Hospital Sale,” was June 6. During the session, they presented a case study on guidelines and how they were introduced to a new partner, focusing on the real-life example of the sale of Providence Hospitals in South Carolina to LifePoint Health. The session also demonstrated how the health system transferred best practices in promoting Catholic identity and how these best practices could apply to similar situations. [More]

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South Carolina Center for Fathers and Families expanding to York County

The network of fatherhood programs that the South Carolina Center for Fathers and Families supports and coordinates continues to grow. The latest addition will come this fall with a new office for the Lancaster Fatherhood Project in Rock Hill, South Carolina, which is the program’s first dedicated presence in York County, South Carolina.[More]

tags: South Carolina Center for Fathers and Families, Outreach

 Sister Judith Ann Karam honored with Health Legacy of Cleveland Award

Sister Judith Ann Karam, CSA, congregational leader for the Sisters of Charity of St. Augustine, received the Health Legacy Award for Excellence October 11 at the 2015 Health Legacy of Cleveland award and scholarship dinner.

Every other year, Health Legacy of Cleveland hosts the dinner to present the award and name individuals to its health equity honor roll. The event also raises funds to provide scholarships and purposeful public programming aimed at inspiring African-American Cleveland area students to become physicians and dentists through education. 

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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

St. Vincent Charity Medical Center: CARITAS (formerly known as PIZZAZZ)
Pizzazz is changing for the first time in 30 years. We hope you will join us, our presenting sponsor Medical Mutual of Ohio and event co-chairs Tony and Rachelle Coyne and Jennifer and Zydrunas Ilgauskas on Thursday, October 6, 2016.
10/6/2016 »

Mercy Medical Center: Harvest Ball
Mercy Medical Center's annual Harvest Ball will take place October 15th at the Canton Memorial Civic Center.
10/15/2016 »

Healthy Learners: George Younginer Champions for Children Golf Tournament
The 17th Annual Healthy Learners Champions for Children Golf Tournament in Memory of George Younginer takes place on October 26, 2016 at the Fort Jackson Golf Club in Columbia, South Carolina. Join us for a perfect day of golf, food, entertainment, contests and prizes. The much-needed funds will help to support the mission of Healthy Learners.
10/19/2016 »

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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