August 31, 2015

Sisters of Charity Health System and University Hospitals announce plans to transfer sole ownership of St. John Medical Center in Westlake to UH

The Sisters of Charity Health System (SCHS) and University Hospitals (UH) have signed an agreement to transfer sole ownership of St. John Medical Center in Westlake to UH. The announcement follows a five-year agreement under which UH was the managing member of their co-ownership of the hospital. The agreement is expected to be finalized within 60 days, subject to regulatory review. St. John Medical Center is a 204-bed, full-service, nonprofit, acute care hospital providing comprehensive health care to residents of western Cuyahoga and eastern Lorain counties. The medical center, which has been co-owned by UH and SCHS since 1999, is a leading provider of Catholic health care. The legacy of Catholic health care at St. John Medical Center will be continued through a commitment by UH to be accountable to the Bishop of the Diocese of Cleveland. UH leadership will work with the Bishop to create a mission and values committee to ensure that all of the vital components of the hospital’s Catholic identity continue. [More]
August 28, 2015

South Carolina Center for Fathers and Families board welcomes new member

Warren Bolton, a Columbia, South Carolina, native and longtime editor at The State newspaper, has joined the board of the South Carolina Center for Fathers and Families. As an associate editor on the newspaper’s editorial board, Bolton has written often about the work the center does. [More]
August 27, 2015

Healthy Learners hosts community meeting

Healthy Learners hosted a community meeting August 26 in Georgetown, South Carolina, to share with community members, service providers and supporters the impact the program has had and continues to have in the area and across the state. [More]
August 26, 2015

Sisters of Charity Foundation of South Carolina expands reach of Carolina Academy

The Sisters of Charity Foundation of South Carolina has partnered with the United Way of York County to create the Carolina Academy York County. The new academy, based on the foundation’s Carolina Academy model, provides resources and training to community leaders in the nonprofit sector in York County, South Carolina. [More]
August 25, 2015

Mercy Medical Center awarded Joint Commission certification for total hip and knee replacement program

Mercy Medical Center became the first Stark County hospital in 2013 to earn The Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval® for its total joint replacement program for hips and knees. After undergoing a rigorous onsite review in July 2015, Mercy has once again earned certification. [More]
August 21, 2015

Promise Neighborhood director testifies at first traveling legislative committee meeting

Cleveland Central Promise Neighborhood Director Lowell Perry Jr. joined other policy and social services agencies to present testimony during the recent Ohio House of Representatives Community and Family Advancement Committee’s first summer tour stop in Cleveland. [More]
August 19, 2015

Sisters of Charity Health System mourns passing of Congressman Louis Stokes

The Sisters of Charity Health System is deeply saddened by the passing of former Congressman Louis Stokes on August 18 at the age of 90. We extend our sympathies to the Stokes family and the many lives touched by the Congressman. During his storied career, Congressman Stokes was a staunch advocate for social and economic justice, education, health care and other causes that impacted the lives of many. Both on a national level and around Cleveland, he was a transformational leader who helped create needed and enduring social change. As we remember Congressman Stokes, we celebrate a life lived serving with compassion, courage and collaboration, and acting as a powerful voice for the less fortunate and everyone in Ohio. [More]
August 12, 2015

Cleveland Leadership Center selects health system employees for leadership programs

The Cleveland Leadership Center has selected Shannon Fogarty Jerse, deputy general counsel for the Sisters of Charity Health System and general counsel to St. Vincent Charity Medical Center, to participate in the Leadership Cleveland class of 2016. The center also selected Rebecca Gallant, director of communications for the health system, to participate in the Cleveland Bridge Builders class of 2016. [More]
August 11, 2015

Sisters of Charity Foundation of South Carolina holds listening session with migrant farm workers

Representatives from the Sisters of Charity Foundation of South Carolina, including five board members, recently visited local South Carolina farms to meet migrant and seasonal workers and witness their conditions. [More]
August 10, 2015

St. John Medical Center holds 2nd annual golf classic event

More than 100 golfers came out for the second annual St. John Medical Center Golf Classic on July 27 for a day of golf, food and contests. The event raised money to support St. John Medical Center and its mission of providing care that is compassionate and professional. [More]

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