September 21, 2017

Sisters of Charity Health System statement on Graham-Cassidy Legislation on Health Care Reform

The Sisters of Charity Health System believes families and communities are stronger when everyone has access to quality, affordable health care. Like many in the health care provider community, we stand in opposition to this new Graham-Cassidy repeal and replace legislation. Instead, we support bipartisan efforts to improve our health care system focusing on insurance market stabilization, affordability, and coverage access and expansion. [More]
September 20, 2017

Sisters of Charity statement on proposed Medicaid DSH payment cuts

Medicaid Disproportionate Share Hospital (DSH) payment cuts go into effect on October 1 if no action is taken by Congress. The Sisters of Charity Health System joins the Catholic Health Association of the United States (CHA) in our belief that Congress should repeal the Medicaid DSH reductions. [More]
July 11, 2017

We welcome Bishop Nelson J. Perez, 11th Bishop of the Diocese of Cleveland

Today, Pope Francis named Bishop Nelson J. Perez, auxiliary bishop of Rockville Centre, New York, as the 11th Bishop of the Diocese of Cleveland. The Sisters of Charity Health System and all of our ministries warmly welcome Bishop Perez. [More]
June 27, 2017

Sisters of Charity Health System Statement on the Senate's draft health care bill: the Better Care Reconciliation Act

The Sisters of Charity Health System believes families and communities are stronger when everyone has access to quality, affordable health care. Like many in the health care provider community, we stand in opposition to the Senate’s draft health care bill, called the Better Care Reconciliation Act (BCRA). The Senate proposal would have a devastating impact on our nation's most vulnerable populations. According to analysis by the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office, the BCRA would lead to 22 million more uninsured U.S. residents by 2026. [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]
January 9, 2017

Thomas J. Strauss to lead Sisters of Charity Health System

Thomas J. Strauss has been selected as the new president & CEO of the Sisters of Charity Health System. Headquartered in Cleveland, the health system includes two Catholic hospitals, two elder care facilities, three grantmaking foundations addressing the root causes of poverty, and five outreach organizations in Ohio and South Carolina. [More]
July 2, 2016

Sister Judith Ann Karam: Looking to the future with fidelity to mission, leadership formation

Sister Judith Ann Karam, CSA, penned an article reflecting on the first year of the Catholic Health Association’s second century and about the work of fulfilling the ministry's promise for a future of hope. The article was published in the July 1 issue of "Catholic Health World." [More]
June 13, 2016

Sisters of Charity Health System and the Sisters of Charity of St. Augustine Honor the Legacy of Senator George Voinovich

The Sisters of Charity Health System and the Sisters of Charity of St. Augustine are deeply saddened by the passing of former Senator George Voinovich on Sunday, June 12th. We extend our deepest sympathies to the Voinovich family and our sisters’ prayers are with the family during this time of mourning. [More]
December 16, 2015

Sister Judith Ann Karam: Through its 'culture of care,' ministry supports Pope Francis' call for change

Sister Judith Ann Karam, CSA recently penned the following reflection about Pope Francis and his visit to the United States, which was published in the December 15 issue of Catholic Health World. Sister Judith Ann attended the Pope’s visit at the White House as part of her role as board chair of the Catholic Health Association of the United States. Sister Judith Ann is also congregational leader of the Sisters of Charity of St. Augustine and chair of the public juridic person of the Sisters of Charity Health System. [More]
October 12, 2015

Sister Judith Ann Karam, CSA honored with Health Legacy of Cleveland Award of Excellence

Sister Judith Ann Karam, CSA, congregational leader for the Sisters of Charity of St. Augustine, received the Health Legacy Award for Excellence October 11 at the 2015 Health Legacy of Cleveland award and scholarship dinner. Every other year, Health Legacy of Cleveland hosts the dinner to present the award and name individuals to its health equity honor roll. The event also raises funds to provide scholarships and purposeful public programming aimed at inspiring African-American Cleveland area students to become physicians and dentists through education. [More]

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