November 18, 2010

Sisters of Charity Health System Invites Community to 12/1 Holiday Lights Event

Since 1851, the Sisters of Charity of St. Augustine have been lighting the way... To celebrate this commitment of service to the Greater Cleveland community, the Sisters of Charity Health System will be hosting our first Celebration of Lights event, featuring a brief ecumenical prayer service, Hanukkah menorah and Advent candle lighting, and festive holiday lights display led by: More...
October 6, 2010

Sister Judith Ann Karam pens letter to Ohio's governor

The Center for Community Solutions in Ohio recently printed its "Dear Governor" special edition of Planning & Action and delivered it to gubernatorial candidates, as well as to members of the General Assembly. The publication features letters from Ohio residents who have an interest in seeing the state succeed and want to assist in making it a better place for all residents. More...
December 22, 2009

SC Center for Fathers and Families, local Fatherhood Programs and fathers attend White House Sponsored Event.

The South Carolina Center for Fathers and Families, Midlands Fatherhood Coalition and Upstate Fatherhood Coalition participated in the White House Office of Faith-based and Neighborhood Partnerships Roundtable and Community Forum on Responsible Fatherhood and Strong Communities on December 15, 2009 at Morehouse College, Atlanta, Georgia.   More...
October 30, 2009

St. Vincent Charity Hospital inducts six physicians into the Society of St. Luke

CLEVELAND, OHIO--October 24, 2009—St. Vincent Charity Hospital tonight inducted six physicians into the Society of St. Luke. The Society of St. Luke was established in 2004 to recognize and honor selected members of the St. Vincent Charity Medical Staff for their distinguished service to their patients, the mission and the communities we serve. More...
October 7, 2009

Sr. Cabrini Ferritto honored for her heritage

Sr. Cabrini Ferritto, CSA was recently honored October 5, 2009 at a ceremony held by the City of Cleveland's Italian American Heritage Committee. Sr. Cabrini's story starts in the Blue Rock neighborhood on Cleveland's east side where she was born on April 26, 1932, the daughter of immigrants from Italy's Abruzzo region. Sr. Cabrini entered the Sisters of Charity of St. Augustine (CSA) in 1950. She has served as a teacher and principal in schools across Cleveland, as well as an incredible number of leadership positions within her community and the church. She served 16 years on the CSA Leadership Board of the Sisters of Charity Health System, director of Regina Health Center and Cornerstone Housing and on the board of the National Association of Treasurers of Religious Institutes. Sr. Cabrini has given her life to serving God, her church and her community. When CSA set up a new governance structure in 2007, Sr. Cabrini was one of only three named to share ultimate decision making authority. She is known and respected as a tireless worker who gets things done and makes a real difference. Congratulations, Sr. Cabrini!
September 23, 2009

Tahir named chief medical officer for Sisters of Charity Health System

Dr. Adnan Tahir, chief medical officer at St. Vincent Charity Hospital, has also been named chief medical officer of the Sisters of Charity Health System. In his new capacity, he also will serve as chief medical officer of the SCHS Quality Committee Board. Dr. Tahir received his medical degree from the American University of Beirut where he also did his residency. He has been with St. Vincent Charity Hospital for more than 17 years. As chief medical officer, Tahir will work with medical staff to establish and maintain high level of quality care and patient safety. Joining Tahir on the quality committee board as chair will be Dr. Richard Christie, director of graduate medical education at St. Vincent.
September 23, 2009

Immaculate Heart of Mary Knights of Columbus Honored by AOPHA for outstanding group volunteer work

(Columbus, Ohio) – The Immaculate Heart of Mary Knights of Columbus of Cuyahoga Falls Council 13517 was honored by AOPHA, the advocate of not-for-profit services for older Ohioans, with the Volunteer Service - Group Award for its service with Regina Health Center located in Richfield, Ohio.  The award was presented on August 26th during the AOPHA 2009 Annual Conference and Trade Show. More...
September 14, 2009

The Sisters of Charity Health System welcomes Joan Ross as chief operating officer

The Sisters of Charity Health System would like to welcome Joan Ross as chief operating officer for St. Vincent Charity Hospital. Ross comes to St. Vincent from Providence Hospitals based in Columbia, South Carolina, where she served as senior vice president of patient care services and chief nursing officer since 2006. At Providence, which was founded by the Sisters of Charity of St. Augustine in 1938 through mortgaging their motherhouse in Lakewood and is now the leading cardiovascular center in South Carolina, Ross developed a culture of patient safety by eliminating silos and enhancing communication across departments. More...
September 1, 2009

Rosary Hall offering free seminars for Addiction Recovery Month

CLEVELAND, OH—(September 1, 2009)—September is National Alcohol and Drug Addiction Recovery Month and the addiction specialists at Rosary Hall at St. Vincent Charity Hospital will be holding seminars to help educate those who may have a loved one who is trapped within the cycle of addiction. This year’s theme, “Join the Voices for Recovery: Together We Learn, Together We Heal,” emphasizes the need to use all available resources to help educate people about the disease and to help those affected by substance abuse to get support. More...
August 31, 2009

Robin Bachman talks healthcare reform

Health care reform has been an ongoing effort for the Sisters of Charity Health System and its collaborative partner, Catholic Health Association. Even though SCHS has not endorsed any particular part of the bill, the main concern of these two organizations is to advocate for health reform that achieves coverage and access for all Americans. Robin Bachman, director of public policy, in collaboration with Catholic Health Association has been on the road providing updates on current federal legislation. In partnership with the ministries, her informative presentations have been heard by administration and staff of St. Vincent Charity Hospital and Mercy Medical Center, Providence Hospitals leadership in South Carolina, the Board of Catholic Community Connection and the First Friday Forum of Lorain County. For more information, contact the Public Policy office at (Mickey number) or visit www.chausa.org.

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