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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Statement from Terrence Kessler: Sisters of Charity Health System signs letter of intent for Providence Hospitals to join LifePoint Health

We want you to be among the first to know that we, the Sisters of Charity Health System, have signed a letter of intent for Providence Hospital and Providence Orthopedic Hospital in Columbia, South Carolina to be acquired by LifePoint Health. This is positive opportunity to strengthen Providence for the future and continue its growth as a health care leader in South Carolina. We are pleased that Providence will remain a Catholic health care provider as part of the Diocese of Charleston throughout and beyond this process. [More]

tags: Sisters of Charity Health System, Sisters of Charity Foundation of South Carolina, South Carolina Center for Fathers and Families, Providence Hospitals, Healthy Learners, health care

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Sister Ignatia Gavin, CSA honored at Alcoholic Anonymous International Assembly

More than 85,000 people gathered July 2nd – 5th, at the Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) International Assembly in Atlanta. There, Sister Judith Ann Karam, CSA, accepted the 35 millionth copy of the Big Book of Alcoholics Anonymous on behalf of the Sisters of Charity of St. Augustine in memory of Sister Ignatia Gavin, CSA, who was commonly referred to as the “angel of Alcoholics Anonymous.” The convention marked AA’s 80th anniversary. [More]

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

SCHS chief procurement officer exceeds savings goal

The Sisters of Charity Health System and its chief procurement officer, Andy Motz, were featured in a recent issue of THE SOURCE, a quarterly magazine published by Health Trust that contains stories about industry issues, best practices, member case studies and more.[More]

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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]

tags: Advocacy, Catholic Health Association, health care, Sister Judith Ann Karam, Sisters of Charity Health System, Sisters of Charity of St. Augustine