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...
September 11, 2009

Catholic Community Connection annual symposium

Catholic Community Connection will hold their annual symposium September 16 at the Center for Pastoral Leadership in Wickliffe, Ohio. This year’s topic is “Collaboration in Catholic Education, Health, Human Services and Senior Living.” Serving as the keynote speaker, Father Fred Kammer, SJ is a priest, an attorney and a member of the Southern Provence of the Jesuits. Fr. Fred has worked in a number of programs for poor and vulnerable persons, both as a lay volunteer, an attorney, an advocate, and an administrator. More...
September 10, 2009

Healthy Learners launches new corporate identity

Healthy Learners has launched a new identity, mission and vision statement that connects to Sisters of Charity Health System. The new Mission Statement is, "In the spirit of the Sisters of Charity of St. Augustine, Healthy Learners is devoted to removing children's health barriers to learning with love and compassion". The new Vision Statement is, "Our vision is that all children are healthy and able to reach their full potential." August 10th was a soft rollout date of the new identity with Labor Day slated as the target date for the full implementation of the new image for Healthy Learners. See more here! More...
August 31, 2009

Robin Bachman talks healthcare reform

Health care reform has been an ongoing effort for the Sisters of Charity Health System and its collaborative partner, Catholic Health Association. Even though SCHS has not endorsed any particular part of the bill, the main concern of these two organizations is to advocate for health reform that achieves coverage and access for all Americans. Robin Bachman, director of public policy, in collaboration with Catholic Health Association has been on the road providing updates on current federal legislation. In partnership with the ministries, her informative presentations have been heard by administration and staff of St. Vincent Charity Hospital and Mercy Medical Center, Providence Hospitals leadership in South Carolina, the Board of Catholic Community Connection and the First Friday Forum of Lorain County. For more information, contact the Public Policy office at (Mickey number) or visit www.chausa.org.
August 26, 2009

Providence Hospitals employee receives prestigious Service Award

Providence Hospitals recently presented employee Ruth Nichols with the hospitals' most prestigious honor, the Servant Award. Established in 2005, the Servant Award recognizes a Providence employee for outstanding, consistent service demonstrating the mission and core values of the hospitals: courage, collaboration, respect, justice and compassion. The award also defines a servant as someone possessing character traits such as selflessness and forgiveness. More...
August 21, 2009

Providence Hospitals receives Palmetto Pillar Award

Providence Hospitals received a Palmetto Pillar Award for Non-Profit Web site / Technology Advancements at a reception held Thursday evening at the Embassy Suites in Columbia.  The annual Palmetto Pillar Awards are presented to leaders and innovators in technology by the Greater Columbia Chamber of Commerce and the Columbia Information Technology Council (ITC).  The Non-Profit Website / Technology Advancements Palmetto Pillar Award recognizes a company or organization for the application or development of innovative technology-based projects and programs.  More...

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