November 29, 2017

Grantmakers in Health publishes Sisters of Charity Foundation of Cleveland program officer’s perspective of philanthropy

Grantmakers In Health recently published a “Views from the Field” perspective of philanthropy from Erica Chambers, program officer for health at the Sisters of Charity Foundation of Cleveland. In the article, Understanding Community Engagement: An Outsider-Turned-Insider’s Perspective of Philanthropy, Chambers discusses lessons learned as a community organizer over the last decade working in the nonprofit and public sectors. [More]
November 28, 2017

Legislator visits South Carolina fatherhood program

South Carolina Rep. Garry Smith recently visited the Upstate Fatherhood Coalition in Greenville to learn more about the fatherhood program and the services it provides to people living in his district. The Upstate Fatherhood Coalition is a program of the South Carolina Center for Fathers and Families. [More]
November 24, 2017

Second annual #weGiveCatholic online crowdfunding event happens November 28

Several ministries of the Sisters of Charity Health System will be participating in the second-annual online day of Catholic giving in Northeast Ohio. The event is called #weGiveCatholic and happens Tuesday, November 28, which is Giving Tuesday—a national day of giving for nonprofits. You can help by sharing the news and/or making a gift. [More]
November 21, 2017

Mercy Medical Center receives 9th consecutive EPA ENERGY STAR certification

Mercy Medical Center was recently awarded the EPA’s ENERGY STAR certification for the 9th consecutive year. Mercy is one of only four hospitals in the United States, and the only one in Ohio, to earn this designation nine years in a row. [More]
November 17, 2017

Sisters of Charity Health System statement on repeal of the ACA individual mandate

The Senate Finance Committee will soon release tax legislation that includes a repeal of the individual mandate under the Affordable Care Act (ACA). This proposal would lead to a devastating increase of 13 million in the number of uninsured in our nation, and further destabilize the health insurance market. Please contact your senators now and ask them to oppose any legislation that includes a repeal of the individual mandate under the ACA. [More]
November 17, 2017

Joseph's Home becomes a member of the National Health Care for the Homeless Council

Joseph’s Home recently became a member of the National Health Care for the Homeless Council, joining more than 70 agencies nationwide who provide medical respite care for the homeless. Being a member offers the opportunity to bring the perspective and challenges of Joseph’s Home to this national forum on health care and housing for people experiencing homelessness. [More]
November 13, 2017

Joseph’s Home builds medical respite capacity with hiring of new medical director

With a gift from the Elisabeth Severance Prentiss Foundation, Joseph’s Home was able to recently hire a new medical director, which was a big step forward in building its medical respite capacity to better serve homeless men with acute medical needs who need a place to heal and achieve independence. Harikrishna C. Ponnam, M.D., from St. Vincent Charity Medical Center, began in this new part-time role October 1. [More]
November 10, 2017

St. Vincent Charity Medical Center establishes pain management clinic

In a comprehensive effort to improve patient overall health and quality of life, St. Vincent Charity Medical Center has partnered with Pain Management Group to open a new center offering a balanced treatment plan to address chronic and acute pain. [More]
November 9, 2017

Catholic Health World: Ministry systems tackle transportation barriers for vulnerable patients

Transportation is too often a barrier to health. St. Vincent Charity Medical Center launched a pilot program in June offering free Uber transportation for addiction patients participating in Rosary Hall’s Intensive Outpatient Program. St. Vincent Charity and several other hospitals across the nation are featured in Catholic Health World for implementing innovative transportation programs for the most vulnerable. [More]
November 8, 2017

Sisters of Charity Foundation of South Carolina hosts annual conference for women religious

The Sisters of Charity Foundation of South Carolina hosted the 13th annual Collaboration for Ministry Initiative (CMI) Statewide Conference for Women Religious November 3-5 in Myrtle Beach. The Sisters of Charity Foundation of Cleveland co-sponsored the conference, which provided a weekend filled with fellowship, learning and rejuvenation for nearly 70 sisters from across South Carolina. [More]

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