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...
December 22, 2009

SC Center for Fathers and Families, local Fatherhood Programs and fathers attend White House Sponsored Event.

The South Carolina Center for Fathers and Families, Midlands Fatherhood Coalition and Upstate Fatherhood Coalition participated in the White House Office of Faith-based and Neighborhood Partnerships Roundtable and Community Forum on Responsible Fatherhood and Strong Communities on December 15, 2009 at Morehouse College, Atlanta, Georgia.   More...
December 16, 2009

Sisters of Charity Health System ministries to receive $1.6 million in federal appropriations

The Sisters of Charity Health System today announces that it is to receive $1,575,000 in federal appropriations funding for many of its ministries’ programmatic and equipment needs. The measures were included in the FY10 appropriations conference report (H.R. 3288) legislation. Among the ministries to receive federal appropriations are St. Vincent Charity Hospital and St. John West Shore Hospital in Ohio, Healthy Learners and South Carolina Center for Fathers and Families in South Carolina. More...
November 30, 2009

Sisters of Charity Health System signs on as 2010 Census Partner

The Sisters of Charity Health System has signed on to be a 2010 Census Partner and has offered to display and distribute 2010 Census promotional materials, allow the Census Bureau to post its organization’s name on the 2010 Census web site and highlight key 2010 Census operational events in newsletters or other publications.  “Becoming a partner is very consistent with our mission and ministry advocacy and is a good relationship builder; we encourage our individual ministries to become partners as well,” said Robin Bachman, Assistant Vice President of Government Affairs and Public Policy for the Sisters of Charity Health System and sub-committee member of the Governor’s Ohio Complete Count Committee. The sub-committee’s main focus is to identify and implement outreach strategies to engage in educating and motivating Non-Governmental Organizations, community and faith-based organizations about the 2010 Census.
August 31, 2009

Robin Bachman talks healthcare reform

Health care reform has been an ongoing effort for the Sisters of Charity Health System and its collaborative partner, Catholic Health Association. Even though SCHS has not endorsed any particular part of the bill, the main concern of these two organizations is to advocate for health reform that achieves coverage and access for all Americans. Robin Bachman, director of public policy, in collaboration with Catholic Health Association has been on the road providing updates on current federal legislation. In partnership with the ministries, her informative presentations have been heard by administration and staff of St. Vincent Charity Hospital and Mercy Medical Center, Providence Hospitals leadership in South Carolina, the Board of Catholic Community Connection and the First Friday Forum of Lorain County. For more information, contact the Public Policy office at (Mickey number) or visit www.chausa.org.
July 24, 2009

SCHS hopeful about 2010 federal appropriations requests

We learned this week that some of our 2010 federal appropriations requests have moved another step forward. We're grateful to the support of our federal elected officials in Ohio and South Carolina. Here's what we know about recent House Labor-Health and Human Services Committee action: More...

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