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]
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]

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