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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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Tell Congress to Keep Working to Provide a Bipartisan Solution to Protect Young Immigrants

The Senate failed to move forward last week with several bills that would have provided a pathway to citizenship for approximately 1.8 million young immigrants, including those currently participating in the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrival's (DACA) program expiring next month. Please ask Congress to keep working to provide a bipartisan solution to protect young immigrants now.[More]

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

Prayer for today – a reflection for the first week of Lent

On behalf of the Catholic Health Association of the United States, we are pleased to share a reflection for the first week of Lent.[More]

tags: Prayers, Catholic Health Association

Mercy Medical Center sugery chair named Ohio’s First UroLift® Center of Excellence

Steven E. Ochs, M.D., a urologist at Urology One and chair of Mercy Medical Center’s Department of Surgery, performed Ohio’s first UroLift® System implant in 2015 at Mercy Medical Center. Representatives from NeoTract, Inc. recently held a ribbon-cutting ceremony at his office to announce that Dr. Ochs is Ohio’s first to earn designation as a UroLift Center of Excellence.[More]

tags: Mercy Medical Center, health care

Mark Cotleur Joins Sisters of Charity Health System as Senior Vice President of Fund Development

Mark Cotleur has joined the Sisters of Charity Health System as senior vice president for fund development. In this role, he is responsible for overseeing fundraising on behalf of St. Vincent Charity Medical Center in Cleveland, Mercy Medical Center in Canton, Regina Health Center in Richfield, Light of Hearts Villa in Bedford, and six outreach ministries in Ohio and South Carolina. [More]

tags: health care, St. Vincent Charity Medical Center, Mercy Medical Center, Regina Health Center, Light of Hearts Villa, Building Healthy Communities, Catholic Community Connection, Early Childhood Resource Center, Healthy Learners, Joseph's Home, South Carolina Center for Fathers and Families

Prayer for today - a reflection on Ash Wednesday

On behalf of the Catholic Health Association of the United States, we are pleased to share the following reflection and prayer for Ash Wednesday.[More]

tags: Catholic Health Association, Prayers