May 10, 2017

Sisters of Charity statement about the American Health Care Act legislation

The Sisters of Charity Health System firmly believes that families and communities are stronger when everyone has access to quality, affordable health care. We are deeply disappointed with last week’s vote in the House of Representatives to narrowly approve legislation that threatens the health coverage millions of Americans have gained through the Affordable Care Act. In addition, the proposed restructuring and cuts to Medicaid in the American Health Care Act will have devastating consequences for the many poor and vulnerable populations who rely on the program. [More]
May 1, 2017

Proposed House action threatens health coverage for millions

Since the American Health Care Act was introduced in the House, the Sisters of Charity Health System has been clear about its opposition to this legislation to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act (ACA) because it would significantly undermine access to health care for many who desperately need it. The recent amendments to the bill, intended to make it more palatable to those who did not support it initially, are even more disastrous for people who have just gotten health care. [More]
April 28, 2017

Mercy Medical Center opens new Mercy Wound & Hyperbaric Center

Mercy Medical Center recently opened the new Mercy Wound & Hyperbaric Center to treat all wounds, especially those that have become difficult to heal. Underlying conditions such as diabetes, circulation problems or previous cancer treatment can turn simple wounds into a significant problem. [More]
April 27, 2017

Mercy Medical Center honored by local chamber of commerce

The Massillon WestStark Chamber of Commerce recently hosted its 101st annual meeting, honoring its members and their business success and achievements. Mercy Medical Center was honored as the chamber’s large business of the year for its efforts to bring affordable and accessible health care to the community through the Mercy Health Center of Massillon. [More]
April 17, 2017

Mercy Medical Center’s Mercy ANGEL Network receives community service award

Mercy Medical Center’s Mercy ANGEL Network was presented the Debra A. Green Community Service Award at Medical Mutual’s Hattitude Breast Cancer Awareness Brunch in early April. Named after Green, vice president, social responsibility and chief diversity officer at Medical Mutual, who was diagnosed with breast cancer in 1995, the award is given to a local breast cancer awareness advocate. [More]
April 11, 2017

Changes to proposed ACA repeal bill would make health coverage less accessible and affordable for low-income and most vulnerable Americans

The House continues to consider legislation to “repeal and replace” the Affordable Care Act (ACA). The American Health Care Act (AHCA) proposes not only to make major changes to the insurance coverage provisions of the ACA—eliminating the individual and employer mandate, premium tax credits, and cost-sharing subsidies—but also to fundamentally restructure the Medicaid program.The Sisters of Charity Health System maintains its opposition to the AHCA, legislation that would lead to the loss of health coverage for 24 million people. [More]
April 4, 2017

Mercy Medical Center radiology technologist honored by statewide organization

The Ohio Society of Radiologic Technologists (OSRT) recently presented Gary Greathouse, Mercy Medical Center director of the radiology tech program, with its technologist of the year award. [More]
March 31, 2017

Mercy Medical Center profiles rehab patient’s story

Brian Snyder was gradually losing his physical motor skills. Despite diagnostic test results that came back normal, William Washington, M.D., physical rehabilitative medicine physician and medical director of Mercy Regional Rehabilitation Center, knew something wasn't right. Brian considers his first meeting with Dr. Washington a divine appointment. His story was featured in a recent article on Mercy Medical Center’s Mercy Mission Blog. [More]
March 30, 2017

Health care and community leaders welcome new SCHS president & CEO at GCHI event

Cleveland and Northeast Ohio medical and community leaders recently gathered at the Global Center for Health Innovation to welcome Thomas J. Strauss as president & CEO of the Sisters of Charity Health System. More than 300 community and industry leaders gathered for the event, which featured a keynote from Tom, as well as remarks from Sister Judith Ann Karam CSA, congregational leader of the Sisters of Charity of St. Augustine; Robert Spangler M.D., board chair of the Sisters of Charity Health System; and Cuyahoga County Executive Armond Budish. [More]
March 23, 2017

Sisters of Charity Health System continues to oppose proposed House GOP ACA repeal bill and Medicaid cuts

The House is scheduled to vote March 23 on legislation to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act (ACA). The American Health Care Act would impose major structural changes and funding limits to the Medicaid program, disrupting coverage for some of our nation's most vulnerable populations. The legislation also would replace current subsidies for coverage under the ACA with tax credits that will disproportionately exclude the poor, the sick and older Americans from affordable coverage. Because of these reasons and more, the Sisters of Charity Health System is strongly opposed to this ACA “Repeal and Replace” legislation [More]

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