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

Sister Ignatia Gavin, CSA, named one Cleveland’s most influential, interesting women

The Plain Dealer recently named Sister Ignatia Gavin, CSA, who was commonly referred to as the “angel of Alcoholics Anonymous,” to its list of “33 of Cleveland’s most influential, interesting women” for Women’s History Month.[More]

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

St. Vincent Charity Medical Center welcomes Bishop Nelson Perez

St. Vincent Charity Medical Center, a ministry of the Sisters of Charity Health System, was honored to host the Most Reverend Bishop Nelson Perez of the Catholic Diocese of Cleveland. While visiting the hospital, the leadership team introduced St. Vincent Charity’s distinguished doctors and caregivers, and shared stories of our devotion to treating every patient with clinical excellence and compassionate care. Bishop Perez learned about key services, including the renowned Spine and Orthopedic Institute, the Center for Bariatric Surgery and Rosary Hall.[More]

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

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

Sisters of Charity Health System and Sisters of Charity of St. Augustine mourn passing of ADAMHS CEO Valeria Harper

The Sisters of Charity Health System and the Sisters of Charity of St. Augustine extend our deepest condolences to the family, friends and colleagues of Valeria Harper, chief executive officer at the Alcohol, Drug Addiction and Mental Health Services (ADAMHS) Board. We are deeply saddened by the passing of Valeria on Wednesday, January 10.[More]

tags: Advocacy, Sister Judith Ann Karam, Sisters of Charity Health System, Sisters of Charity of St. Augustine

A reflection for Christmas

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

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