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Sisters of Charity Health System continues to oppose proposed House GOP ACA repeal bill and Medicaid cuts

The House is scheduled to vote March 23 on legislation to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act (ACA). The American Health Care Act would impose major structural changes and funding limits to the Medicaid program, disrupting coverage for some of our nation's most vulnerable populations. The legislation also would replace current subsidies for coverage under the ACA with tax credits that will disproportionately exclude the poor, the sick and older Americans from affordable coverage. Because of these reasons and more, the Sisters of Charity Health System is strongly opposed to this ACA “Repeal and Replace” legislation[More]

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Prayer for Today - a reflection for the third week of Lent

On behalf of the Catholic Health Association of the United States, we are pleased to share a reflection for the third week of Lent.[More]

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Cleveland Magazine Features 100-Day Challenge to End Youth Homelessness

As one of three communities selected nationally for the 100-Day Challenge to end youth homelessness, Cleveland’s team exceeded its ambitious goal by housing 105 homeless young adults in Cuyahoga County in 100 days. Cleveland Magazine recently published commentary and an extensive feature on the experiences of four young adults housed through the course of the 100-Day Challenge.[More]

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Sisters of Charity Foundation of Cleveland work to end homelessness profiled in Smart Business Cleveland

Smart Business Cleveland magazine recently interviewed Susanna Krey, president of the Sisters of Charity Foundation of Cleveland, about the foundation’s work to end homelessness by addressing education and health disparities as two key components. In the article, Krey discusses how the focus isn’t on just giving people who are homeless a place to live, but providing the tools they need to become productive members of society.[More]

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Sisters of Charity Foundation of Canton spearheads program to reduce suicide rate

The Sisters of Charity Foundation of Canton is spearheading a program to help reduce the suicide rate in Stark County, Ohio. It is one of five foundations to supply funding for a grant to raise public awareness and reduce the prejudices surrounding suicide, all with the hope of bringing down the suicide rate over the next three years.[More]

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 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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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