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.

Blog Posts From

Radiant blog: St. Vincent Charity Surgeon Dr. John Collis revolutionized spinal surgery

A nationally noted leader in his field, surgeon John Collis, M.D., revolutionized treatment for patients suffering from back pain. Dr. Collis, who is co-director of the Spine & Orthopedic Institute at St. Vincent Charity Medical Center, was the first doctor to establish spinal surgery as a sub-specialty in neurosurgery. The hospital recently published an article about Dr. Collis’ background and his many achievements on its blog.[More]

tags: St. Vincent Charity Medical Center, health care

Mercy Outpatient Diabetes Education program receives continued recognition from the American Diabetes Association

Mercy Medical Center’s Outpatient Diabetes Education program has been awarded continued recognition from the American Diabetes Association (ADA) for offering high-quality education services to the patients it serves.[More]

tags: Mercy Medical Center, health care

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

Sisters of Charity Foundation of South Carolina elects 2018 board officers

The Sisters of Charity Foundation of South Carolina, which is a ministry of the Sisters of Charity Health System, recently elected its 2018 board of trustees’ officers.[More]

tags: Sisters of Charity Foundation of South Carolina, Foundations

Joseph’s Home to host Warm Hands, Warm Hearts fundraising event

Joseph’s Home is hosting its Warm Hands, Warm Hearts fundraising happy hour social Thursday, January 25, from 5:30 – 7:30 at The Oak Barrel, 5975 Canal Road, Valley View, Ohio. Tickets are $25 per person and include two drink tickets and heavy hors d’oeuvres.[More]

tags: Joseph's Home, Outreach