About the Sisters of Charity Health System

“One loving heart sets another on fire.” — Adapted from writings of St. Augustine

The Sisters of Charity Health System was established in 1982 as the parent corporation for the sponsored ministries of the Sisters of Charity of St. Augustine in Ohio and South Carolina. The Sisters of Charity of St. Augustine, since founding in 1851, continues a faith-based legacy of high-quality, compassionate care in partnership with its co-ministers, who are the heart and hands of the ministry.

The Sisters of Charity Health System solely owns four Catholic hospitals: St. Vincent Charity Medical Center in Cleveland, Ohio; Mercy Medical Center in Canton, Ohio; and Providence Hospital and Providence Northeast in Columbia, South Carolina. In a 50/50 joint venture with University Hospitals of Cleveland, the Sisters of Charity Health System also co-owns St. John Medical Center in Westlake, Ohio.

The Sisters of Charity Health System also oversees three grantmaking foundations located in Cleveland and Canton, Ohio, and Columbia, South Carolina. Each foundation sponsors significant community initiatives and collaborations that address causes and consequences of poverty.

Other health and human services and education-related organizations within the Sisters of Charity Health System include Joseph’s Home, a unique residential care center for homeless men in Cleveland; Early Childhood Resource Center for people working in childcare in all settings in Stark County; Healthy Learners, a health care resource for children from low-income families in South Carolina; and the South Carolina Center for Fathers and Families, a state-wide organization supporting initiatives to reengage fathers in the lives of their children.

The Sisters of Charity Health System also provides skilled nursing/assisted living at Regina Health Center in Richfield, Ohio, and assisted living at Light of Hearts Villa in Bedford, Ohio. Light of Hearts Villa is jointly sponsored by the Sisters of Charity of Cincinnati.

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Sisters of Charity Health System recognized for overall cardiac care

The Sisters of Charity Health System has been noted among the nation’s highest quality health systems for providing cardiac services in a recently released study from CareChex. The study recognized health systems whose quality performance was in the top 10 percent nationally for three clinical categories.[More]

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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 today at the organization's centennial assembly. [More]

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Center for Health Affairs forum focuses on safety for health care employees

Preparing for, trying to prevent and responding to violence occurring at the hands of patients receiving care in emergency departments has increasingly become a concern for the health care community. To raise awareness for the issue and start a conversation about how to address it in Northeast Ohio, the “Mary Ann Jerse-O’Connor Community Forum: Healthcare Workers Protecting Each Other” is Friday, May 22.[More]

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Hospitals get new ratings from Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) recently introduced star ratings on Hospital Compare, the agency’s public information website, to make it easier for consumers to choose a hospital and understand the quality of care they deliver. The new star rating system ranks more than 3,500 hospitals across the country based on patients’ reviews.[More]

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SCHS chief medical officer: Expanded Medicaid a plus for Ohioans

Giesele Robinson Greene, M.D., chief medical officer of the Sisters of Charity Health System, penned a letter to the editor published Sunday April 5 by The Plain Dealer about the positive effects of Medicaid expansion in Ohio and the importance of continuing it. [More]

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