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.

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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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