June 20, 2013

Sisters of Charity Health System shares video annual report to the community

Sister Judith Ann Karam, CSA, president and CEO of the Sisters of Charity Health System, recently hosted a series of presentations on the state of the Sisters of Charity Health System. Hundreds of board members, leaders, caregivers, employees and friends of the health system and its ministries participated in the events, which were held in Cleveland and Canton, Ohio, and Columbia, South Carolina. As featured in a 5-minute video, the presentations highlighted the collective accomplishments in the past year of the health system and its family of ministries, which includes five acute care Catholic hospitals, two elder care facilities, three grantmaking foundations and six outreach organizations. [More]
June 5, 2013

Sisters of Charity Foundation of Canton president appointed to Ohio Early Childhood Advisory Council and selected to participate in the Clinton Global Initiative on Early Childhood

Ohio Governor John Kasich has appointed Sisters of Charity Foundation of Canton President Joni T. Close as the chairperson of the Early Childhood Advisory Council. Close was also selected to participate in the Clinton Global Initiative on Early Childhood. She was one of only 70 people nationwide chosen to participate in the initiative. [More]
May 23, 2013

Sisters of Charity Health System Announces Leadership Transition

The Sisters of Charity of St. Augustine, which is the founding religious community of the Sisters of Charity Health System, recently elected Sister Judith Ann Karam, CSA to the position of congregational leader. Sister Judith Ann has announced her resignation as the Sisters of Charity Health System’s president and CEO, effective July 26. In light of her role as congregational leader, Sister Judith Ann will assume the role of chair of the Public Juridic Person of Pontifical Right (PJP) of the Sisters of Charity Health System. The PJP is the health system’s Catholic sponsor. Sister Judith Ann will also serve as a member of the Sisters of Charity Health System Board of Directors. Additionally, she will continue her participation on the Catholic Health Association of the United States of America Board of Directors, among many other national and local health and human service leadership commitments. [More]
May 14, 2013

Sisters of Charity Foundation of Cleveland sponsors Carson Scholars Award for Central Neighborhood student

Sherrell Adams, an eighth grade student at Carl & Louis Stokes Academy, which is a Cleveland Central Promise Neighborhood partner school, has won a Carson Scholars Award and a $1,000 college scholarship. The Sisters of Charity Foundation of Cleveland, a ministry of the Sisters of Charity Health System, sponsored the award for a student at Carl & Louis Stokes Academy. Last year, the foundation sponsored awards for the other two Promise partner schools. One student at Marion-Sterling and one at George Washington Carver received awards. Students must be high academic achievers and must have a commitment to their community to be considered for the award. Read Sherrell's essay she submitted about the death of her father from gun violence. Sherrell received a medal at the awards banquet in Pittsburgh and her school received a school trophy. Pictured are Sherrell and Dr. Ben Carson
May 10, 2013

Cleveland Central Promise Neighborhood school chosen as an investment school

Cleveland Central Promise Neighborhood partner school, Carl & Louis Stokes Central Academy, is in the first group of schools to be chosen by the Cleveland Metropolitan School District as an "investment school." The school will see a mix of more class time, new principals, new teachers, retrained teachers and special attention to the weakest areas of the school and the greatest needs of its students [More]
April 12, 2013

St. Vincent Charity Medical Center hosting wellness fair Saturday, April 13 in Cleveland

In celebration of April being Minority Health Month, St. Vincent Charity Medical Center is hosting a free community wellness fair Saturday, April 13 from noon to 4 p.m. at the Tri-C Metro campus gym in Cleveland. The wellness fair is being funded by the Sisters of Charity Foundation of Cleveland. [More]
April 12, 2013

Medicaid expansion will help most vulnerable

"There is simply no policy decision that has greater potential to improve health access and therefore improve the health status of our state than extending Medicaid coverage," said Tom Keith, president of the Sisters of Charity Foundation of South Carolina, in a guest column published today in The State newspaper. [More]
April 4, 2013

Sisters of Charity Foundation of South Carolina dedicates new education center

The Sisters of Charity Foundation of South Carolina held a dedication and blessing ceremony March 25 for its new education center. More than 50 guests joined in the celebration. The education center is part of an initiative to improve the skills and abilities of nonprofit organizations in South Carolina. [More]
March 11, 2013

Sisters of Charity Foundation of South Carolina staff and board visit three strategic grantees

The Sisters of Charity Foundation of South Carolina staff and board members recently visited College Summit and The Cooperative Ministry in Columbia, South Carolina, and the Lowcountry Food Bank in Charleston. The organizations are three of the foundation’s 2012 strategic grantees. [More]
March 8, 2013

Sisters of Charity Foundation of Cleveland names Erin McIntryre program officer for work with women religious

The Sisters of Charity Foundation of Cleveland named Erin McIntryre a program officer for its work with Catholic women religious. As program officer, McIntyre directs the grantmaking at the foundation to support the ministries of Catholic women religious in Northeast Ohio. She also supports other programming and grantmaking efforts. Previously, McIntyre worked at the parent organization of the foundation, the Sisters of Charity Health System in the Department of Foundations, Outreach Ministries and External Affairs. She has also worked in various capacities with the city of Cleveland and Cleveland City Council. In 2010, McIntyre lived and worked in Zaragoza, El Salvador as the interim director for International Partners in Mission (IPM) in its Latin American regional office. In this role, McIntyre was responsible for managing the regional office, working with project partners in El Salvador and other Latin American and Caribbean countries, and organizing and leading immersion experiences. IPM partners with community-based organizations around the world, working across borders of faith, culture and economic circumstance to serve the needs of children, women and youth. McIntyre also spent seven years at Magnificat High School in Rocky River, Ohio, in the campus ministry department, where she planned and led relationship-based service programs, social justice initiatives, retreats and immersion experiences for students. She began her work at Magnificat by doing a year of service with the Humility of Mary Volunteer Program. The Sisters of Charity Foundation of Cleveland is a ministry of the Sisters of Charity Health System.

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