June 24, 2014

Catholic Health Association elects Sister Judith Ann Karam vice chairperson/chairperson-elect

Sister Judith Ann Karam, CSA, congregational leader for the Sisters of Charity of St. Augustine, was chosen vice chairperson/chairperson-elect of the Board of Trustees of the Catholic Health Association of the United States (CHA) for fiscal year 2014-2015 in an election held during the 2014 Catholic Health Assembly in Chicago, June 22-24. [More]
May 23, 2014

St. Vincent Charity Medical Center counts down to its 150th anniversary

St. Vincent Charity Medical Center recently unveiled a campaign to count down to the official kickoff of its 150th anniversary celebration, premiering a new video and introducing the social media campaign #STV150. St. Vincent Charity Medical Center was founded by the Sisters of Charity of St. Augustine in Cleveland in 1865. [More]
December 2, 2013

Sister Judith Ann Karam helps open Global Center for Health Innovation in Cleveland

Sister Judith Ann Karam, CSA, congregational leader for the Sisters of Charity of St. Augustine, participated in the recent grand opening ceremonies for the Global Center for Health Innovation in Cleveland. The center is the only facility in the world that displays the future of health and health care. [More]
September 24, 2013

Sister Judith Ann Karam honored with Sam Miller Goodness Award at Project Love’s annual Celebration of Goodness luncheon

Sister Judith Ann Karam, congregational leader for the Sisters of Charity of St. Augustine, received the Sam Miller Goodness Award September 12 from Project Love at its annual Celebration of Goodness luncheon. Project Love also honored Governor John Kasich, and Jane and Lee Seidman. [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]
March 31, 2013

Easter message from Sister Judith Ann Karam, CSA

Easter brings hope and joy each year. This season of renewal invites us to rejoice in the many wonderful works that have been done with God’s help in the communities we serve. Along with your support and friendship, Christ’s life gives us the courage to continue to address the unmet needs of many. We are grateful to share with you the ministry of the Sisters of Charity Health System as we light the way to health and wellness for individuals, families and communities in Ohio and South Carolina. Together, may we extend the healing ministry of Jesus to all of God’s people. [More]
December 5, 2012

Sr. Judith Ann Karam Receives Humanitarian Award from Diversity Center

The Diversity Center of Northeast Ohio honored Sr. Judith Ann Karam, CSA, president and CEO of the Sisters of Charity Health System, with its 58th Annual Humanitarian Award at an event December 4, 2012, in Cleveland.The award recognizes individuals and corporations of outstanding dedication and community service. Selected by the Diversity Center, each recipient has contributed to the improvement of human relations among diverse groups in Northeast Ohio. [More]
October 10, 2012

Catholic Charities of Cleveland names Sisters of Charity of St. Augustine inaugural Hall of Hope member

The Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Cleveland concluded its yearlong 100th anniversary celebration with an awards dinner on September 29 in Cleveland where it recognized the Sisters of Charity of St. Augustine and several individuals as its first members of the Hall of Hope. Catholic Charities of Cleveland recognized the Sisters of Charity of St. Augustine for being “a cornerstone and driving inspiration of Catholic Charities. First coming from France in 1851 to establish a hospital to serve everyone in Cleveland, those efforts lead to St. Vincent Charity Hospital as we know it today.” More than 500 people attended the awards dinner and heard keynote speaker, Senator George Voinovich (retired), discuss the great service Catholic Charities has brought to all of Ohio. Cleveland Bishop Richard Lennon traced the long history of Catholic Charities through the efforts of the many bishops during the past 100 years. Catholic Charities of Cleveland is the largest Catholic Charities system in the world. The Sisters of Charity Health System was established in 1982 as the parent corporation for the sponsored ministries of the Sisters of Charity of St. Augustine in Ohio and South Carolina.
July 11, 2012

Sisters of Charity Health System awards Caritas Nursing Scholarships in Ohio and South Carolina

The Sisters of Charity Health System has selected four nursing students as recipients of the annual Caritas Nursing Scholarships, with each scholarship in the amount of $2,500. The scholarship was established in recognition of Sr. Mary Patricia Barrett, CSA, for her role in leading the development of the Sisters of Charity Health System. The purpose of the scholarship is to enable employees of the Sisters of Charity of St. Augustine (CSA) sponsored entities and their family members the opportunity to become licensed nurses.   The four students receiving scholarships represent each of the three communities served by the Sisters of Charity Health System: Canton and Cleveland, Ohio, and South Carolina.   The recipients are: Kelly Ellam–Kelly works at St. John Medical Center and attends Cuyahoga Community College. She lives in Olmsted Township, Ohio. Jessica Feador–Jessica works at St. Vincent Charity Medical Center and attends the University of Akron. She lives in Richfield, Ohio. Alivia Greene–Alivia works at Mercy Medical Center and attends Walsh University. She lives in Canton, Ohio. Amerine Arnold–Amerine works at Providence Hospitals and attends Midlands Technical College. She lives in Batesburg, South Carolina.
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!

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