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Thomas J. Strauss
President & CEO

Thomas J. Strauss is 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.
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The Plain Dealer: 28-year-old Berea mother finds "new normal" after opioid addiction

Brittany Schartz, a former patient of Rosary Hall, St. Vincent Charity Medical Center's detoxification unit, has been sober for a little more than two years and still fights each day to stay that way. She is giving back by meeting with current patients. The Plain Dealer published a story about her journey overcoming an opioid addiction and her work at Rosary Hall.[More]

tags: St. Vincent Charity Medical Center, health care

Mercy Medical Center presents local EMS with STEMI Cup award

Mercy Medical Center recently hosted its annual appreciation dinner for local emergency medical squads (EMS). As part of the evening’s activities, Mercy Emergency Chest Pain Center (ECPC) presented its STEMI (St Elevation Myocardial Infarction) Cup award to Tri-County Joint Ambulance District and MedFlight of Ohio for achieving the best door to balloon (D2B) angioplasty time for the first half of 2017.[More]

tags: Mercy Medical Center, health care

Sisters of Charity statement on administration’s decision to end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program

The Sisters of Charity Health System joins the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) president, vice president and committee chairmen in denouncing the administration's decision to end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program and strongly urges Congress to find a legislative solution.[More]

tags: Advocacy, Sisters of Charity Health System

Healthy Learners Celebrates 25 Years

Healthy Learners is celebrating 25 years of being devoted to removing children’s health barriers to learning with love and compassion. Prior to 1992, too many children who were in need and without resources in South Carolina were falling through the cracks of the health care system and were going without needed medical services.[More]

tags: Healthy Learners, Outreach

Sisters of Charity Foundation of South Carolina shares governor's September 2017 Kinship Care Month proclamation

The Sisters of Charity Foundation of South Carolina is pleased to share Governor McMaster's proclamation declaring September 2017 Kinship Care Month across the Palmetto State. The proclamation is supported by members of the foundation's Statewide Kinship Care Advisory Council, including South Carolina's Lieutenant Governor's Office on Aging and South Carolina's Joint Citizens and Legislative Committee on Children.[More]

tags: Sisters of Charity Foundation of South Carolina, Foundations