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 two Catholic hospitals: St. Vincent Charity Medical Center in Cleveland, Ohio, and Mercy Medical Center in Canton, 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. 

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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]

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

Sisters of Charity Health System opposes proposed House GOP ACA repeal bill and Medicaid cuts

The Sisters of Charity Health System is strongly opposed to the House GOP’s Affordable Care Act (ACA) “Repeal and Replace” legislation that asks the low-income and most vulnerable in our country to bear the brunt of the cuts to our health care system. In addition to moving away from an effective coverage expansion that has provided health care to more than 20 million working people, this proposal would also take many backward steps in the continual effort to improve our health care system. [More]

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

Health System deputy general counsel nominated as Fellow of the Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Foundation

Shannon Fogarty Jerse, deputy general counsel for the Sisters of Charity Health System and general counsel to St. Vincent Charity Medical Center, has been nominated to become a Fellow of the Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Foundation (CMBF).[More]

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Health system part of group supporting increased funding for affordable housing

The Sisters of Charity Health Care System is one of more than 300 organizations supporting an effort to increase funding for homeless and affordable housing programs. Cleveland.com wrote about the initiative in a recent article.[More]

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Thomas J. Strauss to lead Sisters of Charity Health System

Thomas J. Strauss has been selected as the new president & CEO of the Sisters of Charity Health System. Headquartered in Cleveland, the health system includes two Catholic hospitals, two elder care facilities, three grantmaking foundations addressing the root causes of poverty, and five outreach organizations in Ohio and South Carolina.[More]

tags: health care, Sisters of Charity Health System, St. Vincent Charity Medical Center, Mercy Medical Center, Outreach, Foundations, Sister Judith Ann Karam