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.

Blog Posts From

St. Vincent Charity Medical Center residents host Doctors' Day show-and-tell with preschool students

In celebration of the national observance of Doctors’ Day, two St. Vincent Charity medical residents visited the Bingham Early Learning Center. Dr. Randol Kennedy and Dr. Emre Bucak did show-and-tell and dress-up with the preschool children. They also spoke to the kids about what how doctors help keep people healthy and why going to the doctor shouldn’t be scary.[More]

tags: St. Vincent Charity Medical Center, health care

Sisters of Charity Foundation of Cleveland president discusses “bold move” to launch The Innovation Mission

Sisters of Charity Foundation of Cleveland President Sue Krey spoke to Philanthropy Ohio about the foundation’s experience with The Innovation Mission fellowship for the organization’s Philanthropy Review spring 2018 publication. Her article appears in the “Conversations with Colleagues” section, which asked foundation leaders across Ohio to “describe the bold moves they’ve recently undertaken.” [More]

tags: Sisters of Charity Foundation of Cleveland, Foundations

The Heart of Regina Health Center: 25 Years of Responding to Unmet Needs with the Highest Quality Care

Regina Health Center (RHC) welcomed its first residents in May 1993, but the seeds of meeting unmet community needs were planted more than 166 years earlier when the Sisters of Charity of St. Augustine (CSA) came to Cleveland from France in 1851 to begin Catholic health care. Twenty-five years after opening its doors, RHC is still thriving.[More]

tags: Regina Health Center, health care

Early Childhood Resource Center focuses on the power of coaching

Coaching is a powerful way to teach educators and parents alike, which is why the Early Childhood Resources Center focuses on a number of coaching techniques. The latest issue of the ECRC Community Chronicle newsletter highlights the many ways the center uses coaching to teach parents and educators[More]

tags: Early Childhood Resource Center, outreach

Sisters of Charity Foundation of Canton provides support to Stark County initiative working to reduce infant mortality

Toward Health Resiliency for Infant Vitality and Equity (THRIVE) is a collaborative of Stark County residents, community organizations/agencies—including the Sisters of Charity Foundation of Canton—and businesses focused on preventing and reducing infant death rates and disparities in birth outcomes. The initiative has made strides toward reducing infant mortality in the county, as reported by The Canton Repository and WKSU.org.[More]

tags: Sisters of Charity Foundation of Canton, Foundations