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  • Sisters of Charity Health System and University Hospitals announce plans to transfer sole ownership of St. John Medical Center in Westlake to UH
    August 31, 2015
    The Sisters of Charity Health System (SCHS) and University Hospitals (UH) have signed an agreement to transfer sole ownership of St. John Medical Center in Westlake to UH. The announcement follows a five-year agreement under which UH was the managing member of their co-ownership of the hospital. The agreement is expected to be finalized within 60 days, subject to regulatory review. St. John Medical Center is a 204-bed, full-service, nonprofit, acute care hospital providing comprehensive health care to residents of western Cuyahoga and eastern Lorain counties. The medical center, which has been co-owned by UH and SCHS since 1999, is a leading provider of Catholic health care. The legacy of Catholic health care at St. John Medical Center will be continued through a commitment by UH to be accountable to the Bishop of the Diocese of Cleveland. UH leadership will work with the Bishop to create a mission and values committee to ensure that all of the vital components of the hospital’s Catholic identity continue. read more

  • Statement from Terrence Kessler: Sisters of Charity Health System signs letter of intent for Providence Hospitals to join LifePoint Health
    July 28, 2015
    We want you to be among the first to know that we, the Sisters of Charity Health System, have signed a letter of intent for Providence Hospital and Providence Orthopedic Hospital in Columbia, South Carolina to be acquired by LifePoint Health. This is positive opportunity to strengthen Providence for the future and continue its growth as a health care leader in South Carolina. We are pleased that Providence will remain a Catholic health care provider as part of the Diocese of Charleston throughout and beyond this process. read more

  • CRAIN'S CLEVELAND BUSINESS: Lowell Perry Jr. is new director of Cleveland Central Promise Neighborhood
    June 12, 2015
    The Sisters of Charity Foundation of Cleveland has hired Lowell Perry Jr. as the new director of the Cleveland Central Promise Neighborhood — a collaborative effort designed to elevate educational and development outcomes in the city’s Central neighborhood. read more

  • Catholic Health Association Installs Chairperson, Elects Vice-Chairperson and Trustees
    June 10, 2015
    Sister Judith Ann Karam, CSA, congregational leader of the Sisters of Charity of St. Augustine in Richfield, Ohio, has been installed as chairperson of the Board of Trustees of the Catholic Health Association of the United States (CHA) for fiscal year 2015-2016. Sister Judith Ann also is chair of CSA Health System Ministries, the public juridic person of the Sisters of Charity Health System. read more

  • CATHOLIC HEALTH WORLD: In Times of Rapid Change, Ministry Find Strength in Unity
    June 08, 2015
    As we look today at the dramatic changes happening in health care delivery, we are grateful that more people have access to health care. In Catholic health care we have always had a broad holistic definition of health. Our belief in the dignity of the whole person, made in the image and likeness of God, leads everything we do and believe. Our goal is to care for physical healing, as well as the social, emotional, and spiritual. So, when we plan for population health management, our view is of the whole person. read more

  • CATHOLIC HEALTH WORLD: Board Leaders Highlight CHA Successes, Look Toward Further Progress
    June 08, 2015
    During a general session at the Catholic Health Assembly June 8, CHA's outgoing and incoming board chairs celebrated the significant role the association has played in improving health care access nationwide; and they described the important work ahead for the ministry to improve upon recent gains. read more

  • CATHOLIC HEALTH WORLD: Shadowing doctors who shine light on health care in Canton, Ohio
    April 09, 2015
    Mercy Medical Center in Canton, Ohio, builds ties with community leaders by pairing them with a doctor or dentist for a day. The ministry of Cleveland's Sisters of Charity Health System held its fifth "Mercy Medical Experience Day" in February this year. read more

  • Vintage St. Vincent Charity photos: A look back as the hospital marks 150th anniversary
    February 26, 2015
    Founded by the Sisters of Charity of St. Augustine in 1865, St. Vincent Charity Medical Center is celebrating its 150th anniversary throughout 2015 with a number of special events. St. Vincent Charity, a ministry of the Sisters of Charity Health System, is the oldest private hospital in Cleveland. read more

  • Sisters of Charity Health System Assumes Full Ownership of Light of Hearts Villa
    December 22, 2014
    The Sisters of Charity Health System (SCHS) will become the sole sponsors of Light of Hearts Villa, a senior living facility previously jointly owned by SCHS and the Sisters of Charity of Cincinnati, as of December 31, 2014. read more

  • Leppard: 40 years of world-class cardiac surgery
    December 17, 2014
    Providence Hospitals thoracic and cardiovascular surgeon Mac Leppard, M.D., discusses the advancements the hospital has made in cardiac surgery over the past 40 years. read more

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The Mercy Development Foundation presents the inaugural FORE Mercy’s Sake Golf Outing Friday, September 18, at Skyland Pines Golf Course in Canton, Ohio, to benefit Mercy International Mission Outreach (MIMO).
9/18/2015 - 9/18/2015 »

Healthy Learners Champions for Children Golf Tournament
Healthy Learners is celebrating the 16th year of the Champions for Children Golf Tournament in Memory of George Younginer Wednesday, October 21, at the Ft. Jackson Golf Club in Columbia, South Carolina.
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Mercy Service League "Ignite the Night!" Harvest Ball
Mercy Medical Center’s Mercy Service League will hold its annual Harvest Ball Saturday, October 24, 2015, in Canton with a new theme, "Ignite the Night!"
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Sisters of Charity Health System and University Hospitals announce plans to transfer sole ownership of St. John Medical Center in Westlake to UH

The Sisters of Charity Health System (SCHS) and University Hospitals (UH) have signed an agreement to transfer sole ownership of St. John Medical Center in Westlake to UH. The announcement follows a five-year agreement under which UH was the managing member of their co-ownership of the hospital. The agreement is expected to be finalized within 60 days, subject to regulatory review. St. John Medical Center is a 204-bed, full-service, nonprofit, acute care hospital providing comprehensive health care to residents of western Cuyahoga and eastern Lorain counties. The medical center, which has been co-owned by UH and SCHS since 1999, is a leading provider of Catholic health care. The legacy of Catholic health care at St. John Medical Center will be continued through a commitment by UH to be accountable to the Bishop of the Diocese of Cleveland. UH leadership will work with the Bishop to create a mission and values committee to ensure that all of the vital components of the hospital’s Catholic identity continue.[More]

tags: St. John Medical Center, Sisters of Charity Health System, health care

Sisters of Charity Foundation of South Carolina expands reach of Carolina Academy

The Sisters of Charity Foundation of South Carolina has partnered with the United Way of York County to create the Carolina Academy York County. The new academy, based on the foundation’s Carolina Academy model, provides resources and training to community leaders in the nonprofit sector in York County, South Carolina.[More]

tags: Sisters of Charity Foundation of South Carolina, Foundations

Mercy Medical Center awarded Joint Commission certification for total hip and knee replacement program

Mercy Medical Center became the first Stark County hospital in 2013 to earn The Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval® for its total joint replacement program for hips and knees. After undergoing a rigorous onsite review in July 2015, Mercy has once again earned certification.[More]

tags: Mercy Medical Center, health care

Promise Neighborhood director testifies at first traveling legislative committee meeting

Cleveland Central Promise Neighborhood Director Lowell Perry Jr. joined other policy and social services agencies to present testimony during the recent Ohio House of Representatives Community and Family Advancement Committee’s first summer tour stop in Cleveland.[More]

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

Sisters of Charity Health System mourns passing of Congressman Louis Stokes

The Sisters of Charity Health System is deeply saddened by the passing of former Congressman Louis Stokes on August 18 at the age of 90. We extend our sympathies to the Stokes family and the many lives touched by the Congressman. During his storied career, Congressman Stokes was a staunch advocate for social and economic justice, education, health care and other causes that impacted the lives of many. Both on a national level and around Cleveland, he was a transformational leader who helped create needed and enduring social change. As we remember Congressman Stokes, we celebrate a life lived serving with compassion, courage and collaboration, and acting as a powerful voice for the less fortunate and everyone in Ohio.[More]

tags: Advocacy, Sisters of Charity Health System