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Tell your senators to oppose the House health care repeal and replace bill

As Congress prepares to recess next week for Memorial Day, the Senate is moving closer to formulating legislation to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act (ACA). The Sisters of Charity Health System has strongly opposed the House-passed American Health Care Act (AHCA), and the most recent analysis of that bill has done nothing to lessen the harm it will do to millions of Americans who have gained coverage under the ACA and who rely on the Medicaid program. It is critical that all senators hear about our opposition to the House AHCA bill, that it is unfixable, and the need for the Senate to start over to fix the ACA. [More]

tags: Advocacy, Sisters of Charity of St. Augustine, Sisters of Charity Health System, health care, Mercy Medical Center, St. Vincent Charity Medical Center

Early Childhood Resource Center opens new interactive texture garden

The Early Childhood Resource Center has installed a permanent new interactive texture garden and hosted a grand opening Thursday, May 11. The garden, which is the first installation of its kind in Stark County, is designed to provide children with a one-of-a-kind sensory experience. [More]

tags: Early Childhood Resource Center, Outreach

Sisters of Charity statement about the American Health Care Act legislation

The Sisters of Charity Health System firmly believes that families and communities are stronger when everyone has access to quality, affordable health care. We are deeply disappointed with last week’s vote in the House of Representatives to narrowly approve legislation that threatens the health coverage millions of Americans have gained through the Affordable Care Act. In addition, the proposed restructuring and cuts to Medicaid in the American Health Care Act will have devastating consequences for the many poor and vulnerable populations who rely on the program.[More]

tags: Advocacy, Sisters of Charity of St. Augustine, Sisters of Charity Health System, health care, Mercy Medical Center, St. Vincent Charity Medical Center

Central Promise Neighborhood hosts ‘reverse ride along’ for new Cleveland Police recruits

The Cleveland Central Promise Neighborhood and Jan Thrope, community activist and founder of Inner Visions of Cleveland, hosted a "reverse ride along" for 49 new Cleveland Police recruits in April. The program is a re-imagining of the traditional police ride along as it reverses roles and lets the community design the tour and highlight people, places and resources they would like to introduce to Cleveland's newest police officers.[More]

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

South Carolina Center for Fathers and Families Impact Report highlights program growth and milestones

The South Carolina Center for Fathers and Families has grown to become the hub of a statewide network of program centers and satellite offices serving 33 counties. Its 2016 Impact Report illustrates this expansion of services and highlights the milestones that have enhanced the center’s mission.[More]

tags: South Carolina Center for Fathers and Families, Outreach

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

Regina Health Center's Holy-In-One Golf Outing
Holy-In-One is a full day of golf, lunch and dinner, raffles, prizes, and more at Firestone Country Club in Akron. The event isn’t just a great golf tournament. It’s much-needed support, charity and generosity for the almost 150 vowed religious, clergy and lay residents who live and rehabilitate at Regina Health Center.
6/19/2017 »

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