November 29, 2015

Reflection for the first week of Advent

On behalf of the Catholic Health Association, we are pleased to share the following reflection for the first week of Advent. [More]
November 26, 2015

A Thanksgiving Prayer

On behalf of the Catholic Health Association, we are pleased to share the following prayer for Thanksgiving. [More]
November 2, 2015

Sole ownership of St. John Medical Center in Westlake transfers to University Hospitals

University Hospitals (UH) and the Sisters of Charity Health System (SCHS) have satisfied all the requirements from the state government regulators to complete the process of full integration of St. John Medical Center into the UH health system. [More]
October 16, 2015

Nearly 9 million gained insurance nationwide in first marketplace year

Data released by the U.S. Census Bureau in September in its “American Community Survey” shows that the uninsured rate in Ohio dropped to 8.4 percent in 2014, down from 11 percent the previous year. Nationwide, the U.S. Census Bureau’s survey found that the percentage of uninsured U.S. residents declined to 11.7 percent, from 14.5 percent. [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]
October 6, 2015

Congregational leader attends Pope Francis’ speech at White House

Sister Judith Ann Karam, CSA, congregational leader for the Sisters of Charity of St. Augustine and board chair of the Catholic Health Association of the United States, had the honor of seeing Pope Francis speak at the White House during his visit to the United States in September. [More]
September 15, 2015

Foundation and outreach ministries in South Carolina featured on front page of The State

The State newspaper in Columbia, South Carolina, published a front page feature on Sunday, September 12th, about the impact and continuing mission of the Sisters of Charity Foundation of South Carolina, Healthy Learners, and the South Carolina Center for Fathers and Families. All three of these nonprofit entities carry forward a commitment to serving unmet needs of individuals, families and communities as established by the Sisters of Charity of St. Augustine as part of the Sisters of Charity Health System. [More]
September 11, 2015

A letter to the editor from Leo M. Spellacy of Cleveland, retired judge on the 8th District Court of Appeals

In response to the announcement that Sisters of Charity Health System and University Hospitals announce plans to transfer sole ownership of St. John Medical Center in Westlake to UH, The Plain Dealer received and published a letter to the editor from Leo M. Spellacy of Cleveland, retired judge on the 8th District Court of Appeals. [More]
August 31, 2015

Sisters of Charity Health System and University Hospitals announce plans to transfer sole ownership of St. John Medical Center in Westlake to UH

The Sisters of Charity Health System (SCHS) and University Hospitals (UH) have signed an agreement to transfer sole ownership of St. John Medical Center in Westlake to UH. The announcement follows a five-year agreement under which UH was the managing member of their co-ownership of the hospital. The agreement is expected to be finalized within 60 days, subject to regulatory review. St. John Medical Center is a 204-bed, full-service, nonprofit, acute care hospital providing comprehensive health care to residents of western Cuyahoga and eastern Lorain counties. The medical center, which has been co-owned by UH and SCHS since 1999, is a leading provider of Catholic health care. The legacy of Catholic health care at St. John Medical Center will be continued through a commitment by UH to be accountable to the Bishop of the Diocese of Cleveland. UH leadership will work with the Bishop to create a mission and values committee to ensure that all of the vital components of the hospital’s Catholic identity continue. [More]
August 19, 2015

Sisters of Charity Health System mourns passing of Congressman Louis Stokes

The Sisters of Charity Health System is deeply saddened by the passing of former Congressman Louis Stokes on August 18 at the age of 90. We extend our sympathies to the Stokes family and the many lives touched by the Congressman. During his storied career, Congressman Stokes was a staunch advocate for social and economic justice, education, health care and other causes that impacted the lives of many. Both on a national level and around Cleveland, he was a transformational leader who helped create needed and enduring social change. As we remember Congressman Stokes, we celebrate a life lived serving with compassion, courage and collaboration, and acting as a powerful voice for the less fortunate and everyone in Ohio. [More]

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