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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Prayer for 2016 World Day of the Sick

Today is the 2016 World Day of the Sick. The prayer for this special occasion comes from the Catholic Health Association of the United States.[More]

tags: Prayers, Sisters of Charity Health System, Catholic Health Association

Prayer for today – a reflection on Ash Wednesday and the first week of Lent

“Return to me with your whole heart; … rend your hearts, not your garments.” Joel 2: 12-13. The words of the prophet Joel eloquently summarize the goal and the process of life—whole-hearted living that returns me to God. It may be painful, but a true change of the heart moves me closer to God and connects me with others. The encounter with God opens me to a deeper sense of humility and gratitude.[More]

tags: Prayers, Sisters of Charity Health System, Catholic Health Association

$1 million allocated by State of Ohio to expand SPARK kindergarten readiness program

The Early Childhood Resource Center in Canton, Ohio, today announced that the SPARK kindergarten readiness program will receive $1 million in state funding over two years. Funds will go through the Early Childhood Resource Center, which handles SPARK management and operations. [More]

tags: Early Childhood Resource Center, Outreach, Sisters of Charity Health System

Health Insurance Marketplace 2016 open enrollment ends January 31

The Sisters of Charity Health System believes families and communities are stronger when everyone has access to quality, affordable health care. In support for the communities we serve, we work to share changes and opportunities to enroll in health insurance - and we want you to know that the last chance to enroll for health insurance in 2016 through the Health Insurance Marketplace is January 31.[More]

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Dr. Giesele Robinson Greene appointed as a co-chair of NEOMED-CSU Partnership for Urban Health's Community Advisory Board

Dr. Giesele Robinson Greene, senior vice president and chief medical officer of the health system, has been appointed a co-chair of the NEOMED-CSU Urban Primary Care Initiative Community Advisory Board.[More]

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