An Overview of Our Ministries in Health Care

Pope John Paul the II defined health as “Health is a dynamic tension towards physical, mental, social, and spiritual harmony, and not only the absence of illness…”

The provision of quality health care to all people is a Sisters of Charity Health System hallmark that touches everything we do. The roots of this ministry lie within the more than 160-year legacy of the Sisters of Charity of St. Augustine.

The Sisters of Charity Health System solely owns two Catholic hospitals: St. Vincent Charity Medical Center in Cleveland, Ohio, and Mercy Medical Center in Canton, Ohio. 

The Sisters of Charity Health System provides residential eldercare services at Regina Health Center in Richfield, Ohio, and Light of Hearts Villa in Bedford, Ohio. 

These organizations have earned national recognition for cutting-edge achievements in clinical practice and innovation, active involvement in meeting ever-changing community needs, and shared commitment to representing the compassion and excellence that distinguishes Catholic health care.

Catholic Health Care

SCHS WHOLLY OWNED Health Care Ministries

Mercy Medical Center Canton, OH
The first accredited Chest Pain Center in the U.S. (2003) and Stark County’s first Chest Pain Center to be certified to perform angioplasty 24/7. (2006).

St. Vincent Charity Medical Center Cleveland, OH
Ohio’s first hospital to make blood conservation the standard of care for all patients and home to The Regional Center for Blood Conservation. (1994)

Light of Hearts Villa Bedford, OH
Provides an enhanced, enriched and improved quality of life for older adults and their families.

Regina Health Center Richfield, OH
Situated on a 240-acre campus, Regina Health Center offers a special blend of medical and spiritual elder care services that sets it apart from other long-term centers.

Independent Physician Solutions Bedford, OH
Offers robust infrastructure to provide independent physicians the tools, technology and support they need to meet the competitive and regulatory challenges of health care reform while maintaining their independence

other Hospitals founded by the sisters of charity of St. augustine

St. John Medical Center Westlake, OH
In 2015, the SCHS/UH 50/50 joint venture of St. John Medical Center in Westlake, Ohio transitioned to full ownership by University Hospitals.

Providence Hospitals Columbia, SC
In 2016, the Sisters of Charity Health System announced the completed acquisition of Providence Hospital and Providence Orthopedic Hospital in Columbia, South Carolina by LifePoint Health.

Today in Health care

Today in Healthcare

For the tenth consecutive rating period, Providence Heart and Vascular Institute has received “3 stars,” the highest quality rating from the Society of Thoracic Surgeons. The rating places Providence Heart and Vascular Institute among the top programs in the country.
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Leadership

terrence kessler
President and CEO,
Sisters of Charity Health System

As president and CEO of the Sisters of Charity Health System, Terrence Kessler oversees the sponsored ministries of the Sisters of Charity of St. Augustine. This includes state-of-the-art health care facilities, services to the elderly, three foundations, and community outreach ministries in health, education, and transitional housing. He also serves as general counsel, overseeing the health system's legal functions.

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St. Vincent Charity Medical Center, Legal Aid partner to improve health of addiction, psychiatric patients

St. Vincent Charity Medical Center and The Legal Aid Society of Cleveland have launched a medical legal partnership (MLP), providing free, on-site services to resolve civil legal issues that impact the overall health of addiction and psychiatric patients. St. Vincent Charity’s MLP program is the first of its kind in Ohio to focus solely on the needs of those in treatment for behavioral health and addiction diseases.[More]

tags: St. Vincent Charity Medical Center, health care

South Carolina Center for Fathers and Families programs exceed enrollment goal

September 2016 marked the beginning of year two of grant funding for the South Carolina Center for Fathers and Families from the Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families Grant, with the goal to recruit 500 voluntary participants into fatherhood programs statewide. The center and its multiple fatherhood programs exceeded that goal with 553 voluntary participants enrolled between Sept. 30, 2016 and Sept. 29, 2017.[More]

tags: South Carolina Center for Fathers and Families, Outreach

Promise Neighborhood director participates in panel discussion with U.S. Senator Sherrod Brown

U.S. Senator Sherrod Brown recently hosted a legislative update at Friendly Inn Settlement in Cleveland for the Central-Kinsman community. During the event, Senator Brown moderated a panel discussion with community stakeholders from the Central and Kinsman communities, which included Cleveland Central Promise Neighborhood Director Lowell Perry Jr.[More]

tags: Promise Neighborhood, Outreach, Sisters of Charity Foundation of Cleveland, Foundations

Healthy Learners names Recipient of 2017 Healthy Learners Champion for Children Award

Celebrating its 25th year of serving children who are in need and without resources, Healthy Learners recently announced Van Hauser as the recipient of the 2017 Healthy Learners Champion for Children Award.[More]

tags: Healthy Learners, Outreach

Catholic Diocese of Cleveland: Fall Fest draws a crowd to Light of Hearts Villa

Fall Fest is the largest annual fundraiser for Light of Hearts Villa and is a celebration of the ministry’s mission as residents, families, friends and staff come together to raise money to benefit the Sr. Helen Scasny,SC Benevolent Fund, which provides for those residents who outlive their financial resources. This year’s Fall Fest was October 8 and the Catholic Diocese of Cleveland published a story about the event on its website.[More]

tags: Light of Hearts Villa, health care