August 17, 2012

Sister Carol Keehan speaks at The City Club of Cleveland

Sister Judith Ann Karam, CSA and the Sisters of Charity Health System welcomed Sister Carol Keehan, DC, president and CEO of the Catholic Health Association (CHA), to speak August 17, 2012, at The City Club of Cleveland, as reported by The Plain Dealer and WKSU. [More]
June 28, 2012

Statement regarding ruling by the U.S. Supreme Court regarding the Affordable Care Act

Read our president and CEO's statement regarding the Affordable Care Act ruling by the U.S. Supreme Court. [More]
March 21, 2012

Public Policy Team Meets with FTC Staff Members

Public policy team members of the Sisters of Charity Health System met via video conference and in person yesterday with three staff members of the Federal Trade Commission (FTC). On behalf of the Sisters of Charity employee family and those it serves, the ministry representatives learned more about the work of the Bureau of Consumer Protection and its resources. The bureau’s mission aligns with our ministries’ work to assist under-served populations. The FTC offers information to help Americans make better decisions and avoid scams--from warnings about payday lending pitfalls to protecting against identity theft to safeguarding one’s credit score. As a ministry, we join in advocacy with our neighbors and our own employees to help each other. The resources the FTC provides will be distributed in a number of ways: as topics in newsletters, and as literature giveaways at community health fairs, in SCHS-related lobbies or at partner events, as appropriate. For more information, visit www.ftc.gov.
February 28, 2012

Get Out and Vote March 6! And Support Cuyahoga County’s Issue 15—Health and Human Services Renewal Levy

With one week until voting on March 6, the Sisters of Charity Health System reminds residents of Cuyahoga County to support Issue 15, the 2012 Cuyahoga County Health and Human Services renewal levy.The Sisters of Charity Health System (SCHS) Board of Directors recently passed a resolution endorsing Issue 15, the 2012 Cuyahoga County Health and Human Services renewal levy. The resolution noted in part “Whereas, SCHS and our sponsored ministries address the critical needs of adults, families, youth and children in our communities; and our mission therefore mirrors the intent of the Health and Human Services levy; and whereas, we share a mutual interest with Cuyahoga County in advancing the common good, particularly for our low-income and vulnerable neighbors; now therefore, be it resolved that the Board of Directors of SCHS recognizes the far-reaching importance of the passage of Issue 15 …and … that the Board of Directors of SCHS supports the renewal of Issue 15… and encourages the individual and organizational members of the Health System and our sponsored ministries to join this Board in actively advocating for its passage on Tuesday, March 6, 2012.” The SCHS Board of Directors welcomed Matt Carroll, Chief of Staff, Cuyahoga County Executive Ed FitzGerald, to its board meeting earlier this month. Carroll spoke with members of the board and received a copy of the approved resolution. For pictures from his visit, please visit the SCHS Facebook page.
June 9, 2011

VIDEO: How Reform Will Advance the Healing Mission

At the 2011 Catholic Health Assembly, the Catholic Health Association premiered four videos detailing the important policy changes included in the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act.  The Sisters of Charity Health System joined CHA in advocating for passage of health reform. More...
February 26, 2011

City of Cleveland, four major health systems to collaborate in "Healthy Cleveland" initiative

As featured in a lead story by The Plain Dealer, the city of Cleveland and the county's four main health care institutions, including the Sisters of Charity Health System, are collaboratively putting forth a new effort to help Clevelanders become more healthy and fit: More...
January 19, 2011

Congresswoman keynotes event at St. Vincent Charity Medical Center

Clevelanders celebrated the life of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. on January 17, 2011, at a St. Vincent Charity Medical Center event that featured 11th District Congresswoman Marcia Fudge, who is Ohio’s only black member of Congress.  More...
October 6, 2010

Sister Judith Ann Karam pens letter to Ohio's governor

The Center for Community Solutions in Ohio recently printed its "Dear Governor" special edition of Planning & Action and delivered it to gubernatorial candidates, as well as to members of the General Assembly. The publication features letters from Ohio residents who have an interest in seeing the state succeed and want to assist in making it a better place for all residents. More...
March 21, 2010

Statement on passage of comprehensive health reform legislation

For years we have worked in collaboration toward a new vision for health care in this country, for health care coverage and access for everyone. This is an important day for all Americans but especially for those persons who are uninsured. Passage of the Patient Protection and Affordable Health Care Act (H.R. 3590) and the accompanying corrections bill is an historic accomplishment. This law will help extend quality health care coverage to 32 million Americans and contains important insurance market reforms. The measure offers real health care solutions while respecting the dignity of life. More...
March 16, 2010

Sisters of Charity Health System Promotes 2010 Census

The Sisters of Charity Health System (SCHS) is an official partner of the U.S. Census Bureau this year; the healthcare system’s primary objective is to promote participation in the census to low income Northeast Ohioans to ensure the group is accurately represented in the upcoming 2010 census. The Sisters of Charity Health System is spreading the word about the importance of the census and availability of questionnaires amongst its employees, patients and the communities it serves. More...

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