Mission

Our Mission

In the spirit of the Sisters of Charity of St. Augustine, our mission is to extend the healing ministry of Jesus to God’s people.

Our Vision

The Sisters of Charity Health System is a beacon of hope devoted to healing and addressing the unmet needs of individuals, families, and communities through a network of innovative services.

Our Values

Compassion: displays a profound sense of interconnectedness by:

  • responding to needs, pains and sufferings of others with concern, empathy and support
  • treating all persons we serve and with whom we co-minister with dignity
  • exhibiting an attitude of acceptance and forgiveness
  • listening with empathy and attention
  • serving as a catalyst for change, especially for the disenfranchised

Courage: dares to take risks that our faith-based demands of us by:

  • speaking out on issues that challenge our mission and Catholic identity
  • making difficult decisions with integrity and in a timely manner
  • promoting economic, political and social conditions to support the fundamental rights of all individuals that enable them to meet their potential and achieve the common good of society
  • addressing institutional problems and issues quickly, objectively and directly

Respect: values dignity and sacredness of life from conception through death by:

  • treating individuals and their families with profound respect and utmost regard
  • maintaining an attitude and atmosphere of loving hospitality
  • addressing the physical, psychological, social and spiritual dimensions of the person
  • ensuring that diversity exists at all levels
  • being trustful,  keeping confidences; being truthful, direct and sincere; apologizing for misunderstandings, inconveniences or mistakes

Justice: develops right relationships internally and externally by:

  • developing or eliminating programs to ensure excellent service and quality
  • acting as responsible stewards of all resources
  • addressing the needs of the poor and vulnerable
  • treating employees justly and respectfully
  • advocating to secure the human right to health care

Collaboration: promotes inclusive, compassionate and collaborative relationships by:

  • encouraging interaction internally and externally to empower others for service
  • fostering and sharing of gifts and talents within our institution and larger community
  • facilitating dialogue and networking with individuals and organizations
  • assisting others to realize the importance of their work in contributing to the mission
  • promoting a sensitivity to diversity in planning and implementing programs, hiring practices, advertising and other initiatives 

Blog Posts From

Health System deputy general counsel nominated as Fellow of the Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Foundation

Shannon Fogarty Jerse, deputy general counsel for the Sisters of Charity Health System and general counsel to St. Vincent Charity Medical Center, has been nominated to become a Fellow of the Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Foundation (CMBF).[More]

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Health system part of group supporting increased funding for affordable housing

The Sisters of Charity Health Care System is one of more than 300 organizations supporting an effort to increase funding for homeless and affordable housing programs. Cleveland.com wrote about the initiative in a recent article.[More]

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Thomas J. Strauss to lead Sisters of Charity Health System

Thomas J. Strauss has been selected as the new 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.[More]

tags: health care, Sisters of Charity Health System, St. Vincent Charity Medical Center, Mercy Medical Center, Outreach, Foundations, Sister Judith Ann Karam

A reflection for Christmas

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

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A Christmas message from the Sisters of Charity Health System

This Christmas season, the Sisters of Charity Health System celebrates more than 165 years of hope, faith and love set into action by the Sisters of Charity of St. Augustine. Every day, we are inspired by our foundresses, who in 1851 began an enduring legacy of responsive ministry, creative stewardship and an ongoing quest for social justice that continues today. [More]

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