We Light The Way

The Sisters of Charity Health System is made up of two acute care, Catholic hospitals; three grantmaking foundations; two elder care facilities; and several health and human service outreach organizations. These ministries collectively continue and advance the work of the Sisters of Charity of St. Augustine, a congregation that since its founding in Cleveland in 1851 continues a faith-based legacy of high-quality, compassionate care for all of God's people.

Together, we light the way. Join us to light the way to:

  • New beginnings and healthier tomorrows
  • Health and wellness for individuals, families and communities
  • Transforming futures by challenging the status quo
  • Sustainable change through listening, connecting and empowering
  • New futures by carrying forward our sisters’ legacy
  • A more just society through advocacy and action
Sister Mary Patricia Barrett

We Light the Way

To new futures by carrying forward our sisters' legacy

The Sisters of Charity Health System's founding president, Sr. Mary Patricia Barrett, CSA, received the 2011 Lifetime Achievement Award from the Catholic Health Association of the United States.
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To transforming futures

To transforming futures by challenging the status quo

In celebration of its 15th anniversary, the Sisters of Charity Foundation of Cleveland is providing $20,000 to fund a reading room and scholarship opportunities for students in the Cleveland Central Promise Neighborhood.
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To health and wellness

To health and wellness for individuals, families and communities

For the tenth consecutive rating period, Providence Heart and Vascular Institute has received “3 stars,” the highest quality rating from the Society of Thoracic Surgeons. The rating places Providence Heart and Vascular Institute among the top programs in the country.
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To new beginnings and healthier tomorrows

To new beginnings and healthier tomorrows

Recognizing how important the first few years of a child's life are to ensuring strong intellectual, social and emotional development, the Early Childhood Resource Center has committed the past ten years to increasing the quality of education and care for our youngest citizens. Through professional development of teachers, accreditation projects for childcare centers and family childcare homes, and advocacy at the state level, the ECRC has led the way to developing and maintaining high quality standards for the children of Stark County, Ohio.
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Sister Judith Ann Karam, CSA, to be inducted into Ohio Hospital Association Hall of Fame

Sister Judith Ann Karam, CSA, congregational leader for the Sisters of Charity of St. Augustine, will be inducted into the Ohio Hospital Association (OHA) Health Care Hall of Fame at the annual OHA recognition dinner June 5 in Columbus. The OHA Hall of Fame honors men and women who have made extraordinary contributions to the delivery of health care for Ohioans.[More]

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

Tell Congress not to support the harsh cuts to SNAP in the House Farm Bill

The House of Representatives recently introduced its version of the 2018 Farm Bill reauthorization (H.R. 2). The bill proposes significant changes to domestic nutrition programs, which could result in up to 2 million people losing access to the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP). Your voice is needed as the House is set to vote on the bill as early as next week.[More]

tags: Advocacy, Sisters of Charity Health System

Ohio Medicaid eligibility requirements could have 18,000 losing coverage and cost counties millions

Ohio has joined a growing list of states that have requested permission to require certain Medicaid beneficiaries to work or complete other community-engagement activities as a condition of eligibility. The state estimates it would affect about 5 percent of the 700,000 people enrolled in the program as a result of Medicaid expansion. Documents the state prepared show that 18,000 people a year would lose Medicaid health benefits if the work requirement, known as the 1115 Demonstration Waiver, is put in place.[More]

tags: Advocacy, Sisters of Charity Health System

Write to Congress today to support the Overdose Prevention & Safety Act/Protecting Jessica Grubb's Legacy Act

Please ask your representatives and senators to co-sponsor HR 3545/S 1850, and to ensure that these bills are included in the upcoming opioid legislation. HR 3545/S 1850 would align current regulations for substance use disorder (SUD) records with existing patient protections for treatment, payment and health care operations, so that SUD and other medical records would be treated in the exact same way. This is essential to the work and mission of those treating patients with substance use disorders, and for their patients’ safety.[More]

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

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