January 28, 2013
Sisters of Charity Health System President and CEO Sister Judith Ann Karam, CSA, joined other leaders from the Northeast Ohio Medicaid Expansion Coalition on January 24 for a Medicaid Expansion Assembly organized by Greater Cleveland Congregations. The Northeast Ohio Medicaid Expansion Coalition is a group of allies working together to encourage the state of Ohio to act upon the provision in the Affordable Care Act (ACA) by expanding Medicaid to persons living below 138 percent of the federal poverty level. [More]
January 21, 2013
The Sisters of Charity Health System is one of many institutional partners behind the Cuyahoga Health Access Partnership, which was recently featured in The Plain Dealer. [More]
December 21, 2012
This Christmas season, the Sisters of Charity Health System and all of our ministries celebrate the new beginnings and healthier tomorrows created this year. Together, we light the way to health and wellness for individuals, families and communities in Ohio and South Carolina. [More]
December 13, 2012
The Sisters of Charity Health System believes that health care is a fundamental right for all Americans and that families and communities are stronger when everyone has access to quality, affordable health care. Since 1965, Medicare and Medicaid have provided access to essential medical services for those in need, including senior citizens, disabled persons, and low-income children and families throughout the country. Today, Medicare and Medicaid are being targeted as opportunities to cut spending to lessen the fiscal challenges facing the country. Read more about how you can take action. [More]
December 5, 2012
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 24, 2012
Nearly 1,000 friends and supporters of St. Vincent Charity Medical Center enjoyed the Pizzazz 2012 Gala October 13 at Cleveland Public Hall in downtown Cleveland. Pizzazz is the signature fundraising event supporting the mission of St. Vincent Charity Medical Center. This year’s event is expected to generate more than $675,000.
In addition to dinner, a live auction and dancing to the music of the Jerry Bruno orchestra, St. Vincent Charity Medical Center presented the St. Vincent de Paul Award to Jack and Mary Jane Breen (pictured to the right) and PNC Bank at the event. The honorees were recognized for their steadfast commitment to and unwavering embrace of the values exemplified by Catholic social teaching. The award is given in honor of St. Vincent de Paul, the patron saint of St. Vincent Charity Medical Center who embodied the spirit of true charity. It is given to a community leader and a corporate organization that exemplify the spirit of St. Vincent through servant leadership, friendship, counsel and community involvement toward the greater good of the Cleveland community.
“It is through the generous support of individuals such as Jack and Mary Jane Breen and organizations such as PNC Bank that St. Vincent Charity can continue meeting the needs of the community,” said David F. Perse, M.D., president and CEO of St. Vincent Charity. “They truly embody the spirit and teachings of St. Vincent de Paul and their leadership serves as a great example for others.”
The St. Vincent de Paul Award was presented by Sister Judith Ann Karam, CSA, president and CEO of the Sisters of Charity Health System, and Christopher M. Connor, chairman and CEO of Sherwin-Williams and chairman of the event. Proceeds from the gala support St. Vincent Charity Medical Center’s ongoing commitment to provide clinically excellent and compassionate care to all. St. Vincent Charity Medical Center is a ministry of the Sisters of Charity Health System.
To see more photos from the event, click here.
October 5, 2012
The health system supports Mayor Jackson’s efforts to pass Issue 107 because of the transformational change it will enable the Cleveland Metropolitan School District to undergo, especially within the Central Neighborhood. Through the Sisters of Charity Foundation of Cleveland’s work with the Cleveland Central Promise Neighborhood initiative, we are very aware of how critical this levy is to the children of Cleveland. [More]
September 27, 2012
Sister Judith Ann Karam, CSA, helped celebrate the opening of Cleveland’s new Albanian Cultural Garden September 22 and the unveiling of its centerpiece, a 7-foot-tall bronze statue of Mother Teresa. [More]
August 17, 2012
Sister Judith Ann Karam, CSA and the Sisters of Charity Health System welcomed Sister Carol Keehan, DC, president and CEO of the Catholic Health Association (CHA), to speak August 17, 2012, at The City Club of Cleveland, as reported by The Plain Dealer and WKSU. [More]
July 11, 2012
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.