March 30, 2017

Cleveland hosts event for National Catholic Sisters Week

National Catholic Sisters Week (NCSW) 2017 took place March 8-14. This annual celebration was created to honor and celebrate the lives, legacies and vital contributions of Catholic sisters. The Sisters of Charity Foundation of Cleveland helped host an NCSW event, Race and Grace: Let's Talk About It, an energizing intergenerational dialogue on race. [More]
March 30, 2017

Health care and community leaders welcome new SCHS president & CEO at GCHI event

Cleveland and Northeast Ohio medical and community leaders recently gathered at the Global Center for Health Innovation to welcome Thomas J. Strauss as president & CEO of the Sisters of Charity Health System. More than 300 community and industry leaders gathered for the event, which featured a keynote from Tom, as well as remarks from Sister Judith Ann Karam CSA, congregational leader of the Sisters of Charity of St. Augustine; Robert Spangler M.D., board chair of the Sisters of Charity Health System; and Cuyahoga County Executive Armond Budish. [More]
March 29, 2017

Healthy Learners adds new officers to board of trustees

Healthy Learners recently announced a new slate of officers to its board of trustees for the next two years. The new officers are: Chairman Matthew Roberts of Nexsen Pruet, LLC; Vice Chairman Deborah D. Locklair of McLeod Health; Secretary Cleo F. Richardson of the Pee Dee Education Center; and Treasurer Rich Williams of Unum US. [More]
March 29, 2017

St. Vincent Charity receives $200,000 grant for resilient youth project

The Resilient Youth Project will enroll 20 youth ages 13-15 years from the neighborhood in work and activities designed to teach both life and job skills, as well as promote education and community impact, all while earning a small stipend. A dedicated employee from St. Vincent Charity will oversee the Resilient Youth Project. [More]
March 23, 2017

Sisters of Charity Health System continues to oppose proposed House GOP ACA repeal bill and Medicaid cuts

The House is scheduled to vote March 23 on legislation to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act (ACA). The American Health Care Act would impose major structural changes and funding limits to the Medicaid program, disrupting coverage for some of our nation's most vulnerable populations. The legislation also would replace current subsidies for coverage under the ACA with tax credits that will disproportionately exclude the poor, the sick and older Americans from affordable coverage. Because of these reasons and more, the Sisters of Charity Health System is strongly opposed to this ACA “Repeal and Replace” legislation [More]
March 16, 2017

Cleveland Magazine Features 100-Day Challenge to End Youth Homelessness

As one of three communities selected nationally for the 100-Day Challenge to end youth homelessness, Cleveland’s team exceeded its ambitious goal by housing 105 homeless young adults in Cuyahoga County in 100 days. Cleveland Magazine recently published commentary and an extensive feature on the experiences of four young adults housed through the course of the 100-Day Challenge. [More]
March 15, 2017

Sisters of Charity Foundation of Cleveland work to end homelessness profiled in Smart Business Cleveland

Smart Business Cleveland magazine recently interviewed Susanna Krey, president of the Sisters of Charity Foundation of Cleveland, about the foundation’s work to end homelessness by addressing education and health disparities as two key components. In the article, Krey discusses how the focus isn’t on just giving people who are homeless a place to live, but providing the tools they need to become productive members of society. [More]
March 14, 2017

Sisters of Charity Foundation of Canton spearheads program to reduce suicide rate

The Sisters of Charity Foundation of Canton is spearheading a program to help reduce the suicide rate in Stark County, Ohio. It is one of five foundations to supply funding for a grant to raise public awareness and reduce the prejudices surrounding suicide, all with the hope of bringing down the suicide rate over the next three years. [More]
March 10, 2017

Sisters of Charity Health System opposes proposed House GOP ACA repeal bill and Medicaid cuts

The Sisters of Charity Health System is strongly opposed to the House GOP’s Affordable Care Act (ACA) “Repeal and Replace” legislation that asks the low-income and most vulnerable in our country to bear the brunt of the cuts to our health care system. In addition to moving away from an effective coverage expansion that has provided health care to more than 20 million working people, this proposal would also take many backward steps in the continual effort to improve our health care system. [More]
March 7, 2017

Report highlights results, learnings and next steps for 100-Day Challenge to end youth homelessness

A Way Home America recently released a brief report highlighting the results, learnings and next steps from the 100-Day Challenge to prevent and end youth homelessness in three communities. The Cleveland team successfully met the challenge by housing 105 homeless young adults and a total of 428 young adults moved in to housing in Austin, Cleveland and Los Angeles. [More]

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