December 22, 2010

Christmastime blessings from the Sisters of Charity Health System

Dear Friends, Jesus said, “I am the light of the world. Whoever follows me will never walk in darkness, but will have the light of life.”* More...
November 18, 2010

Sisters of Charity Health System Invites Community to 12/1 Holiday Lights Event

Since 1851, the Sisters of Charity of St. Augustine have been lighting the way... To celebrate this commitment of service to the Greater Cleveland community, the Sisters of Charity Health System will be hosting our first Celebration of Lights event, featuring a brief ecumenical prayer service, Hanukkah menorah and Advent candle lighting, and festive holiday lights display led by: 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 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 23, 2009

A Message of Hope for Cleveland

A Message of Hope for Cleveland By Sister Judith Ann Karam, CSA In the past century and a half, while other businesses, city leaders and sports teams have come and gone, and while the city has survived wars, depressions and recessions, the Sisters of Charity of St. Augustine have remained steadfast in our devotion to this great city and its people. 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.
October 7, 2009

Sr. Cabrini Ferritto honored for her heritage

Sr. Cabrini Ferritto, CSA was recently honored October 5, 2009 at a ceremony held by the City of Cleveland's Italian American Heritage Committee. Sr. Cabrini's story starts in the Blue Rock neighborhood on Cleveland's east side where she was born on April 26, 1932, the daughter of immigrants from Italy's Abruzzo region. Sr. Cabrini entered the Sisters of Charity of St. Augustine (CSA) in 1950. She has served as a teacher and principal in schools across Cleveland, as well as an incredible number of leadership positions within her community and the church. She served 16 years on the CSA Leadership Board of the Sisters of Charity Health System, director of Regina Health Center and Cornerstone Housing and on the board of the National Association of Treasurers of Religious Institutes. Sr. Cabrini has given her life to serving God, her church and her community. When CSA set up a new governance structure in 2007, Sr. Cabrini was one of only three named to share ultimate decision making authority. She is known and respected as a tireless worker who gets things done and makes a real difference. Congratulations, Sr. Cabrini!
September 23, 2009

Tahir named chief medical officer for Sisters of Charity Health System

Dr. Adnan Tahir, chief medical officer at St. Vincent Charity Hospital, has also been named chief medical officer of the Sisters of Charity Health System. In his new capacity, he also will serve as chief medical officer of the SCHS Quality Committee Board. Dr. Tahir received his medical degree from the American University of Beirut where he also did his residency. He has been with St. Vincent Charity Hospital for more than 17 years. As chief medical officer, Tahir will work with medical staff to establish and maintain high level of quality care and patient safety. Joining Tahir on the quality committee board as chair will be Dr. Richard Christie, director of graduate medical education at St. Vincent.
September 14, 2009

The Sisters of Charity Health System welcomes Joan Ross as chief operating officer

The Sisters of Charity Health System would like to welcome Joan Ross as chief operating officer for St. Vincent Charity Hospital. Ross comes to St. Vincent from Providence Hospitals based in Columbia, South Carolina, where she served as senior vice president of patient care services and chief nursing officer since 2006. At Providence, which was founded by the Sisters of Charity of St. Augustine in 1938 through mortgaging their motherhouse in Lakewood and is now the leading cardiovascular center in South Carolina, Ross developed a culture of patient safety by eliminating silos and enhancing communication across departments. More...

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