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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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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SCHS team raises funds for Ronald McDonald House at Tackle the Tower

A team of four employees from the health system finished in third place in the team competition of the Tackle the Tower stair climb, raising money to benefit families staying at Ronald McDonald House.[More]

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Sisters of Charity Health System in top 10 in the country for overall hospital care

The Sisters of Charity Health System has been recognized as one of the nation’s highest quality health systems for overall hospital care in a recently released study from CareChex.[More]

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World Day of the Sick is Wednesday, February 11

February 11 is World Day of the Sick, an observation introduced by Pope John Paul II in 1992 as a way for believers to offer prayers for those suffering from illnesses. The day coincides with the commemoration of Our Lady of Lourdes and is an opportunity for those who serve in Catholic health ministry to reflect on caring for those who are sick as well as those who provide care to them.[More]

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Sisters of Charity Health System supports focus on healthier Ohioans in proposed budget

The Sisters of Charity Health System has long believed that health care is a fundamental right for all people, and that families and communities are stronger when everyone has access to quality, affordable health care. That is why we applaud Ohio Gov. John Kasich and his administration for proposing continued funding to provide health care coverage to some of our most vulnerable Ohioans.[More]

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