ARCHIVE: Cover the Uninsured 2008

In 2008, the Sisters of Charity Health System and it sponsored ministries performed a number of activities to add our voice on behalf of the uninsured. Below are some of the many activities undertaken in 2008.

April 22, 2008:

Sr. Judith Ann Karam, CSA is scheduled to be interviewed on NewsChannel 5 - WEWS noon newscast, Cleveland, OH (scheduled)
Phone Bank staffed by Sisters of Charity Health System and Friends on NewsChannel5 - WEWS
Uninsured viewers can call into the station to receive an information packet on health care and coverage in the area.

April 29, 2008:

Sr. Judith Ann Karam, CSA is scheduled to be interviewed on the WISTV Morning Show during the 6 o'clock hour, Columbia, SC (scheduled)

May 3, 2008:

Health Care Information Day Sponsored by Mercy Medical Center
10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. at the Mercy Hall Auditorium,
1320 Mercy Dr. NW in Canton, OH. Open to the public.
Free parking & admission.

Ohio's Health Programs for children have expanded! Do you need health insurance for your children? You may be eligible for assistance. Come and find out! The day will feature representatives from insurance companies that provide affordable plans and local agencies who provide direct care for the uninsured & underinsured or help individuals find the assistance they need. Blood pressure screens, giveaways and refreshments will be provided.

May 16, 2008:

Sr. Carol Keehan, DC, is scheduled to speak to City Club, Cleveland, OH. Sr. Carol is the ninth president and chief executive officer of the Catholic Health Association of the United States (CHA). She is responsible for all association operations, both at its St. Louis and Washington, DC, offices. According to Modern Healthcare,, Sr. Carol is the most powerful person in health care. On August 27, 2007, she was named to the number one spot of the magazine's annual "100 Most Powerful People in Healthcare," it represents the first time a woman has topped the list. Sisters of Charity Health System is an active member of CHA.

May 25, 2008:

Kaleidoscope on NewsChannel 5 -WEWS, a community program hosted by Leon Bibb dedicated to Covering The Uninsured and Building Consensus for Health Care Reform. Sisters of Charity Health System leadership and friends to participate.

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Sisters of Charity Health System Statement on the Senate's draft health care bill: the Better Care Reconciliation Act

The Sisters of Charity Health System believes families and communities are stronger when everyone has access to quality, affordable health care. Like many in the health care provider community, we stand in opposition to the Senate’s draft health care bill, called the Better Care Reconciliation Act (BCRA). The Senate proposal would have a devastating impact on our nation's most vulnerable populations. According to analysis by the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office, the BCRA would lead to 22 million more uninsured U.S. residents by 2026. [More]

tags: Advocacy, Catholic Health Association, health care, Mercy Medical Center, St. Vincent Charity Medical Center, Sisters of Charity Health System, Sisters of Charity of St. Augustine, Sister Judith Ann Karam

Reading paves way to new bicycles in Cleveland Central Promise Neighborhood

A dozen first and second graders in Cleveland’s Central neighborhood have new bicycles to enjoy this summer thanks to a program called Read and Ride. Cleveland Central Promise Neighborhood and the Knights of Pythias Owatonna Lodge #62 hosted Read and Ride at the three Cleveland Metropolitan School District elementary schools in the neighborhood.[More]

tags: Promise Neighborhood, Outreach, Sisters of Charity Foundation of Cleveland, Foundations

Sisters of Charity Foundation of South Carolina awards $230,000 in strategic grant funding

The Sisters of Charity Foundation of South Carolina has awarded $230,000 to five strategic grantees for 2017 that are addressing the root causes of poverty in South Carolina. The foundation’s mission to address poverty in all of its forms is reflected in its decision-making around strategic grants.[More]

tags: Sisters of Charity Foundation of South Carolina, Foundations

Joseph’s Home annual benefit luncheon to help ill homeless men heal

Joseph’s Home will hold it signature fundraising event—Perseverance in Hope—Thursday, June 15 at 11:30 a.m. at Windows on the River in Cleveland to raise funds to provide meals, shelter and other care for the acutely ill homeless men who receive temporary shelter there and medical respite to promote healing and long-term self-sufficiency.[More]

tags: Joseph's Home, Outreach

Wanted: Innovative Ideas to Fight Poverty

This spring, a groundbreaking initiative was announced to uncover innovative approaches to fight poverty. The Innovation Mission, an initiative of the Sisters of Charity Foundation of Cleveland in collaboration with Cleveland Leadership Center, is an 18-month fellowship that applies the discipline of innovation to the issue of poverty. [More]

tags: Foundations, Sisters of Charity Foundation of Cleveland