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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Fatherhood program featured in Fox Carolina 21 news segment

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St. Vincent Charity Medical Center receives “A” grade for patient safety from The Leapfrog Group

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