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]
November 23, 2015

Sisters of Charity Foundation of Cleveland lifts up women and children in poverty through $1.3M in outreach and grants

To help improve the lives of families, women and children living in poverty, the Sisters of Charity Foundation of Cleveland has invested $1.3 million in related grants and outreach in the period from June 2014 to today. This includes a new commitment announced today of $300,000 to help reduce the infant mortality rate in Cleveland. [More]
November 22, 2015

Sisters of Charity Health System announces new executive director for Joseph’s Home

The boards and leadership of the Sisters of Charity Health System and Joseph’s Home have named Christine Horne as the next executive director of Joseph’s Home. Horne has more than 20 years of experience and leadership in Catholic ministry, serving in a variety of roles at Catholic Charities Corporation. [More]
November 3, 2015

Health Insurance Marketplace open enrollment officially kicks off locally and nationally

The Health Insurance Marketplace open enrollment period for 2016 opened November 1, and local and federal officials teamed up to make sure Ohioans know about enrollment opportunities in their communities. [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 27, 2015

Mercy Medical Center unveils school of nursing history display

The Mercy School of Nursing Alumni Association recently dedicated its new historic wall display, located in Mercy Medical Center’s Mercy Hall auditorium. Entitled “Mercy School of Nursing, 1908-1984, A Legacy of Caring,” the display features history, memorabilia, artifacts, alumni portraits and more. [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

Early Childhood Resource Center fundraiser brings toys to life

The Early Childhood Resource Center held its annual “The Big, Big, Really Big Toy Box” fundraising event in late September, with the Canton Cultural Center for the Arts turned into a giant toy box. More than 800 children and their families came out to see their favorite toys come to life and participate in fun family activities and interactive experiences. [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 9, 2015

St. Vincent Charity Medical Center receives quality achievement award for treating stroke patients

St. Vincent Charity Medical Center has received the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association’s Get With The Guidelines®-Stroke Silver Plus Quality Achievement Award. The award recognizes the hospital’s commitment and success in ensuring stroke patients receive the most appropriate treatment according to nationally recognized, research-based guidelines. [More]

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