March 8, 2013
Through the Affordable Care Act, states may expand Medicaid coverage to persons up to 138 percent of the federal poverty level. Increasing access to Medicaid will give 450,000 to 600,000 uninsured Ohioans and approximately 250,000 uninsured South Carolinians the dignity of health insurance. The debate is in the state legislatures. Voices are needed now to encourage extension of Medicaid coverage. [More]
March 8, 2013
The Sisters of Charity Foundation of Cleveland named Erin McIntryre a program officer for its work with Catholic women religious. As program officer, McIntyre directs the grantmaking at the foundation to support the ministries of Catholic women religious in Northeast Ohio. She also supports other programming and grantmaking efforts.
Previously, McIntyre worked at the parent organization of the foundation, the Sisters of Charity Health System in the Department of Foundations, Outreach Ministries and External Affairs. She has also worked in various capacities with the city of Cleveland and Cleveland City Council.
In 2010, McIntyre lived and worked in Zaragoza, El Salvador as the interim director for International Partners in Mission (IPM) in its Latin American regional office. In this role, McIntyre was responsible for managing the regional office, working with project partners in El Salvador and other Latin American and Caribbean countries, and organizing and leading immersion experiences. IPM partners with community-based organizations around the world, working across borders of faith, culture and economic circumstance to serve the needs of children, women and youth.
McIntyre also spent seven years at Magnificat High School in Rocky River, Ohio, in the campus ministry department, where she planned and led relationship-based service programs, social justice initiatives, retreats and immersion experiences for students. She began her work at Magnificat by doing a year of service with the Humility of Mary Volunteer Program.
The Sisters of Charity Foundation of Cleveland is a ministry of the Sisters of Charity Health System.
March 1, 2013
Joseph’s Home helps homeless men heal and achieve independence, but it also impacts the lives of more than just residents. Jacob Dennis, a senior at Hawken School, spent several weeks visiting Joseph’s Home as part of a school class. He had the opportunity to entertain residents one afternoon when he brought his cello and played classical music with a former resident. Dennis detailed his experience in a paper titled “A Little Miracle.” His story and more are in the latest issue of the "Joseph’s Journey" newsletter [More]
February 25, 2013
As part of its Race to the Top-Early Learning Challenge Grant competition, the U. S. Department of Education awarded a grant of almost $70 million to the State of Ohio, to improve programs serving high-need young children and to carefully measure the results of these programs. [More]
February 23, 2013
The vision of the Stark County Traumatized Child Task Force is that one day there will be no traumatized children in Stark County. That’s a sizable goal that will take time to achieve. But until then, this singularly dedicated group is working to prevent trauma, identify it early and treat children affected by it. Sisters of Charity Foundation of Canton representatives have been involved with the task force since its inception. [More]
February 22, 2013
The Sisters of Charity Foundation of Canton continues to focus on early childhood needs and oral health. In the latest edition of its newsletter, "Mission Matters," the foundation discusses its work with the Stark County Traumatized Child Task Force and more. [More]
February 21, 2013
Jane Westfall, an oncology nurse at Mercy Medical Center, recently won a national award from the Lilly Oncology On Canvas competition in the "Best Mixed Media by a Family Member, Friend or Caregiver" category. She received a $1,000 donation in her name to the cancer-charity of her choice. She chose Mercy Cancer Center. [More]
February 13, 2013
Mercy Medical Center was one of 12 Ohio hospitals and health systems to earn recognition as a 2012 Healthy Ohio Worksite Award recipient. The awards are presented by the Ohio Department of Health’s Office of Healthy Ohio. [More]
February 8, 2013
The Ohio Department of Aging ranks Regina Health Center the highest in Summit County for nursing home family and patient satisfaction. The Akron Beacon Journal ran an article on February 4 about Regina Health Center and the release of the family satisfaction scores. [More]
February 1, 2013
As a nationally recognized leader in heart care, Mercy Heart Center is proud to be the 2013 Go Red for Women partner with the American Heart Association (AHA). This is the 10-year anniversary for Go Red for Women, which was created to fight heart disease in women through education and research. [More]