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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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Sisters of Charity Health System mourns passing of Congressman Ralph Regula

The Sisters of Charity Health system extends its deepest condolences to the family and friends of Congressman Ralph Regula, who passed away July 19 at the age of 92. Congressman Regula represented residents of Stark County and Northeast Ohio in the U.S. House of Representatives for 36 years before retiring in 2008 as the longest continuous serving congressman in Ohio history.[More]

tags: Advocacy, Sisters of Charity Health System

We welcome Bishop Nelson J. Perez, 11th Bishop of the Diocese of Cleveland

Today, Pope Francis named Bishop Nelson J. Perez, auxiliary bishop of Rockville Centre, New York, as the 11th Bishop of the Diocese of Cleveland. The Sisters of Charity Health System and all of our ministries warmly welcome Bishop Perez. [More]

tags: Catholic Health Association, Sister Judith Ann Karam, Sisters of Charity Health System

Mercy Medical Center Names Interim President & CEO

Mercy Medical Center has announced the appointment of Paul C. Hiltz, FACHE, as interim CEO. He will join Mercy Medical Center on July 24. His appointment will allow a smooth transition of leadership following the recent announcement of president and CEO Thomas E. Cecconi’s retirement plans at the end of this year. Cecconi will remain with Mercy through December as president emeritus, and will assist in the leadership transition, as well as support Mercy in its community, development and medical staff relations. [More]

tags: health care, Mercy Medical Center, Sisters of Charity Health System

Letter opposing Senate ACA replacement from Sisters of Charity CEO and other local health care leaders published in Crain’s Cleveland Business

The Sisters of Charity Health System has repeatedly voiced its opposition to the versions of legislation in both the U.S. Senate and House of Representatives to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act. Health system President and CEO Tom Strauss joined four other Medicaid providers in Ohio in writing a letter to U.S. Sen Rob Portman opposing the Senate’s ACA replacement bill. Crain’s Cleveland Business recently published an article about the letter. [More]

tags: Sisters of Charity Health System, health care

Sisters of Charity statement on Ohio House of Representatives decision to maintain Medicaid freeze veto

The Sisters of Charity Health System commends the Ohio House of Representatives for not overriding the Governor John Kasich’s veto of a state budget provision that would have frozen Medicaid expansion enrollment. The Kasich administration had estimated that 500,000 low-income Ohioans would lose health coverage within 18 months of a Medicaid freeze.[More]

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