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, which serves as the only homeless service provider in Northeast Ohio exclusively focused on medical respite care; 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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Reflection for the second week of Advent

On behalf of the Catholic Health Association, we are pleased to share the following reflection for the second week of Advent.[More]

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

Reflection for the first week of Advent

On behalf of the Catholic Health Association, we are pleased to share the following reflection for the first week of Advent.[More]

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

Second annual #weGiveCatholic online crowdfunding event happens November 28

Several ministries of the Sisters of Charity Health System will be participating in the second-annual online day of Catholic giving in Northeast Ohio. The event is called #weGiveCatholic and happens Tuesday, November 28, which is Giving Tuesday—a national day of giving for nonprofits. You can help by sharing the news and/or making a gift.[More]

tags: St. Vincent Charity Medical Center, Regina Health Center, Joseph's Home, Light of Hearts Villa, health care, Outreach, Sisters of Charity Health System

Sisters of Charity Health System statement on repeal of the ACA individual mandate

The Senate Finance Committee will soon release tax legislation that includes a repeal of the individual mandate under the Affordable Care Act (ACA). This proposal would lead to a devastating increase of 13 million in the number of uninsured in our nation, and further destabilize the health insurance market. Please contact your senators now and ask them to oppose any legislation that includes a repeal of the individual mandate under the ACA.[More]

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

Sisters of Charity Health System statement on Graham-Cassidy Legislation on Health Care Reform

The Sisters of Charity Health System believes families and communities are stronger when everyone has access to quality, affordable health care. Like many in the health care provider community, we stand in opposition to this new Graham-Cassidy repeal and replace legislation. Instead, we support bipartisan efforts to improve our health care system focusing on insurance market stabilization, affordability, and coverage access and expansion.[More]

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