Light of Hearts Villa

Light of Hearts Villa

Light of Hearts Villa in Bedford, Ohio, provides high quality senior residential living services, specializing in independent and assisted living, short-term respite stays and memory care. The facility includes 90 apartments and common areas on a 35-acre campus.

The Sisters of Charity Health System became the sole sponsor of Light of Hearts Villa in 2014. From 2001-2014, the health system and the Sisters of Charity of Cincinnati jointly owned Light of Hearts Villa. The two organizations formed an innovative collaboration in 2001 to enhance elder services in Northeast Ohio with a shared sponsorship of the facility, which was opened by the Vincentian Sisters of Charity in 1989.

                              

Light of Hearts Villa is committed to serving seniors with grace and integrity through quality, affordable services. Guided by faith, Light of Hearts Villa provides an enhanced, enriched and improved quality of life for older adults and their families. The facility includes a beautiful dining room, breathtaking chapel, large activity center and more.

Learn more about Light of Hearts Villa at www.lightofheartsvilla.org.


Light of Hearts Villa

283 Union Street
Bedford, OH 44146

p: 440 232 1991

Shared sponsorship with Sisters of Charity of Cincinnati

Established 1989

Light of Hearts Villa provides a supportive residential environment to more than 400 seniors.

Once an all girls high school known as Lumen Cordium, Light of Hearts Villa has a history steeped in tradition, commitment and spirituality. During the late 1980s, the Vincentian Sisters of Charity noticed the enrollment of the high school was decreasing as a need for senior housing in the area was increasing. The Vincentian Sisters of Charity restructured their ministry from youth to elderly. Thus the building was renovated by the original architects to house 90 apartments, a beautiful dining room, a breathtaking chapel and a large activity center.

In 2001, the Vincentian Sisters of Charity partnered with the Sisters of Charity of St. Augustine in making Light of Hearts Villa a ministry of the Sisters of Charity Health System. In 2004, the Vincentian Sisters of Charity merged with the Sisters of Charity of Cincinnati. The Sisters of Charity Health System became the sole sponsor of the facility in 2014 and continues its active support to enhance and strengthen the mission and vision of Light of Hearts Villa that began in 1989 with the Vincentian Sisters of Charity.

Elizabeth J. Hickle, MPA, LNHA

Executive Director,
Light of Hearts Villa

Elizabeth Hickle was named executive director of Light of Hearts Villa in January 2013.

Hickle, a licensed nursing home administrator, joined Light of Hearts Villa from St. Vincent Charity Medical Center, where she served in multiple roles. As interim director of emergency services, Hickle directed operations of the emergency department for the main campus and a satellite free standing emergency room. Responsible for managing the department’s budget, staff recruitment, compliance and policies, Betty also was involved in supporting marketing and outreach programs and implementing an electronic medical record system. As administrative director of the hospital’s medical campus in Solon, Hickle directed operations for its emergency department, radiology, laboratory, occupational medicine, rehabilitations services and hospital-based physician practices. She was also the project manager for a major remodeling of the facility.

Previously, Hickle provided more than a decade of administrative leadership at the Women & Children's Pavilion at MetroHealth Medical Center, where she was director of daily ambulatory operations. In that role, she was responsible for financial planning and analysis for hospital-based operations, National Institutes of Health research funds and grant budgets involving The MetroHealth System, The MetroHealth Foundation and Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine, totaling more than $80 million. Her leadership also involved recruitment, orientation, training, supervision and performance evaluations for more than 160 FTE faculty, staff, residency and fellowship training programs. Additionally, Betty served in leadership of The Elisabeth Severance Prentiss Center for Skilled Nursing Care at MetroHealth.

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Light of Hearts Villa to appear on Fox 8 Morning Show

The Fox 8 Cleveland Morning Show recently chose Light of Hearts Villa to be part of its daily recitation of The Pledge of Allegiance. A group of residents, staff and volunteers gathered on the grand staircase at Light of Hearts Villa March 29 to recite the pledge for Fox 8 cameras. The segment will air April 12 between 6 and 7 a.m. on the morning show.[More]

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Light of Hearts Villa to host Cleveland Ballet April 14 for special performance

Light of Hearts Villa is hosting the Cleveland Ballet on Friday, April 14 at 6:30 p.m. for a free performance that is open to the community. Reservations are requested and can be made by calling 440-232-1991.[More]

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Health care and community leaders welcome new SCHS president & CEO at GCHI event

Cleveland and Northeast Ohio medical and community leaders recently gathered at the Global Center for Health Innovation to welcome Thomas J. Strauss as president & CEO of the Sisters of Charity Health System. More than 300 community and industry leaders gathered for the event, which featured a keynote from Tom, as well as remarks from Sister Judith Ann Karam CSA, congregational leader of the Sisters of Charity of St. Augustine; Robert Spangler M.D., board chair of the Sisters of Charity Health System; and Cuyahoga County Executive Armond Budish. [More]

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Light of Hearts Villa showcased in Plain Dealer's "Cool Spaces" series

Light of Hearts Villa was featured in a recent "Cool Spaces" article in "The Plain Dealer" for the building's many unique features. The Cool Spaces series showcases special homes, condos, businesses and public spaces around Northeast Ohio.[More]

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Light of Hearts Villa featured in Northeast Ohio Catholic magazine

Light of Hearts Villa is featured in the November/December issue of "Northeast Ohio Catholic"—the magazine of the Catholic Diocese of Cleveland. The article highlights the extensive angel display at Light of Hearts Villa, which is on exhibit daily during December and January.[More]

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