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The Plain Dealer: 28-year-old Berea mother finds "new normal" after opioid addiction

Brittany Schartz, a former patient of Rosary Hall, St. Vincent Charity Medical Center's detoxification unit, has been sober for a little more than two years and still fights each day to stay that way. She is giving back by meeting with current patients. The Plain Dealer published a story about her journey overcoming an opioid addiction and her work at Rosary Hall.[More]

tags: St. Vincent Charity Medical Center, health care

Mercy Medical Center presents local EMS with STEMI Cup award

Mercy Medical Center recently hosted its annual appreciation dinner for local emergency medical squads (EMS). As part of the evening’s activities, Mercy Emergency Chest Pain Center (ECPC) presented its STEMI (St Elevation Myocardial Infarction) Cup award to Tri-County Joint Ambulance District and MedFlight of Ohio for achieving the best door to balloon (D2B) angioplasty time for the first half of 2017.[More]

tags: Mercy Medical Center, health care

Sisters of Charity statement on administration’s decision to end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program

The Sisters of Charity Health System joins the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) president, vice president and committee chairmen in denouncing the administration's decision to end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program and strongly urges Congress to find a legislative solution.[More]

tags: Advocacy, Sisters of Charity Health System

Healthy Learners Celebrates 25 Years

Healthy Learners is celebrating 25 years of being devoted to removing children’s health barriers to learning with love and compassion. Prior to 1992, too many children who were in need and without resources in South Carolina were falling through the cracks of the health care system and were going without needed medical services.[More]

tags: Healthy Learners, Outreach

Sisters of Charity Foundation of South Carolina shares governor's September 2017 Kinship Care Month proclamation

The Sisters of Charity Foundation of South Carolina is pleased to share Governor McMaster's proclamation declaring September 2017 Kinship Care Month across the Palmetto State. The proclamation is supported by members of the foundation's Statewide Kinship Care Advisory Council, including South Carolina's Lieutenant Governor's Office on Aging and South Carolina's Joint Citizens and Legislative Committee on Children.[More]

tags: Sisters of Charity Foundation of South Carolina, Foundations

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

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 »

Understanding How Poverty and Trauma Affect Kindergarten Readiness
For anyone who works with children birth through 6, understand the research on poverty and trauma and the impact on young children; identify community partners that can help aid families and children experiencing poverty and trauma; plan strategies and resources to help promote Kindergarten readiness and success for families experiencing poverty and trauma.
9/29/2017 »

CARITAS: A Celebration of St. Vincent Charity in Cleveland
Join St. Vincent Charity in the fight against addiction at its annual CARITAS fundraising event. This year's proceeds will be dedicated to the expansion of addiction treatment services at Rosary Hall.
10/13/2017 »

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 »

Building Healthy Kids Conference
Join the Early Childhood Resource Center for the 2017 Annual Building Healthy Kids Conference, featuring keynote speaker Renee Sutherland, a Certified Conscious Discipline trainer, as well as additional breakout sessions.
11/4/2017 »

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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