December 20, 2015

Reflection for the fourth week of Advent

On behalf of the Catholic Health Association, we are pleased to share the following reflection for the fourth week of Advent. [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]
December 13, 2015

Reflection for the third week of Advent

On behalf of the Catholic Health Association, we are pleased to share the following reflection for the third week of Advent. [More]
December 8, 2015

Prayer for the Extraordinary Jubilee of Mercy

Today marks the start of the Extraordinary Jubilee of Mercy. When announcing the Jubilee in April, Pope Francis said, "The Holy Year must keep alive the desire to know how to welcome the numerous signs of the tenderness which God offers to the whole world and, above all, to those who suffer, who are alone and abandoned, without hope of being pardoned or feeling the Father's love." [More]
December 7, 2015

Dr. Robert Spangler elected board chair of the Sisters of Charity Health System

Robert T. Spangler, M.D., a general surgeon recently retired from Mercy Medical Center in Canton, Ohio, has been elected chairman of the board of directors of the Sisters of Charity Health System (SCHS), one of several leading Catholic health care systems in the country. Dr. Spangler has served on the board since 2011 and is a member of the public juridic person that provides oversight of the system’s Catholic identity. Dr. Spangler succeeds Roger Mann, who served as board chair for the past three years. [More]
December 6, 2015

Reflection for the second week of Advent

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

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