• 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 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

  • 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

  • Mercy opens new, improved emergency department
    September 19, 2014
    Mercy Medical Center’s renovated emergency department is open for business. The two-year, $14.7 million project features more beds and specialized services to meet increasing demand, while improving patient flow and reducing waiting time. read more

  • Community gardens take root in Canton
    June 29, 2014
    More than a dozen community gardens have sprung up in city since 2013, thanks in part to a grant program through the Sisters of Charity Foundation of Canton and Live Well Stark County. read more

  • Holy Cross gets $260k boost from Sisters of Charity
    May 30, 2014
    Holy Cross Academy Catholics Schools has received a $260,000 grant from the Sisters of Charity Foundation. Monsignor Lewis I. Gaetano, Holy Cross president and CEO, said the three-year “capacity-building” grant will enable the system to aggressively increase its goals of more recruitment and enrollment, as well as developments in fundraising. read more

  • Richfield woman’s life weaves a tapestry of service
    May 15, 2014
    Richfield resident Mary Ann Roth said she sometimes feels her life is like the “Tapestry Poem” by Corrie Ten Boom: a tapestry God is weaving, where the dark and light threads are making a pattern that can only be discerned by him. But many of the seniors she has cared for in her nursing career at Regina Health Center might affirm her pattern of helping others is very apparent here on earth. read more

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St. Vincent Charity Medical Center: CARITAS (formerly known as PIZZAZZ)
Pizzazz is changing for the first time in 30 years. We hope you will join us, our presenting sponsor Medical Mutual of Ohio and event co-chairs Tony and Rachelle Coyne and Jennifer and Zydrunas Ilgauskas on Thursday, October 6, 2016.
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Mercy Medical Center: Harvest Ball
Mercy Medical Center's annual Harvest Ball will take place October 15th at the Canton Memorial Civic Center.
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Healthy Learners: George Younginer Champions for Children Golf Tournament
The 17th Annual Healthy Learners Champions for Children Golf Tournament in Memory of George Younginer takes place on October 26, 2016 at the Fort Jackson Golf Club in Columbia, South Carolina. Join us for a perfect day of golf, food, entertainment, contests and prizes. The much-needed funds will help to support the mission of Healthy Learners.
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Sisters of Charity Health System president & CEO plans to retire

Terrence Kessler, president & CEO and general counsel of the Sisters of Charity Health System, has announced his plans to retire at the end of 2016. Health System Board Chair Robert Spangler M.D. has appointed a committee of the board to oversee the search process to identify Kessler’s successor.

“This is a carefully planned transition in leadership designed to assure continuity and continued strategic advancement of our hospitals, foundations and outreach ministries, as well as the corporate office of the Sisters of Charity Health System,” said Spangler. Kessler will continue to serve until a new president & CEO is named and will assist with the transition, which is expected to be complete by December 31. [More]

tags: Sisters of Charity Health System

Sisters of Charity Health System and the Sisters of Charity of St. Augustine Honor the Legacy of Senator George Voinovich

The Sisters of Charity Health System and the Sisters of Charity of St. Augustine are deeply saddened by the passing of former Senator George Voinovich on Sunday, June 12th. We extend our deepest sympathies to the Voinovich family and our sisters’ prayers are with the family during this time of mourning.[More]

tags: Advocacy, Sister Judith Ann Karam, Sisters of Charity Health System, Sisters of Charity of St. Augustine

Sisters of Charity Foundation of South Carolina Kinship Care Initiative continues helping kinship families

Many kinship families (grandparents and extended family members caring for a relative's child) face obstacles due to their unanticipated responsibility. To help overcome these challenges and advocate for kin caregivers, the Sisters of Charity Foundation of South Carolina launched the Kinship Care Initiative in 2014. The initiative is dedicated to improving kinship families’ well-being, resources and services. The foundation recently profiled one kinship family’s journey.[More]

tags: Sisters of Charity Foundation of South Carolina, Foundations

SCHS communicators present at Catholic Health Assembly about promoting Catholic identity

The Sisters of Charity Health System’s Susanna H. Krey, senior vice president of foundations, outreach ministries and external affairs, and Heather Stoll, vice president of external affairs, presented an innovation session at the 2016 Catholic Health Assembly, June 5-7 in Orlando, Florida.

Their presentation, “Communications Guidelines for Promoting Catholic Identity after a Hospital Sale,” was June 6. During the session, they presented a case study on guidelines and how they were introduced to a new partner, focusing on the real-life example of the sale of Providence Hospitals in South Carolina to LifePoint Health. The session also demonstrated how the health system transferred best practices in promoting Catholic identity and how these best practices could apply to similar situations. [More]

tags: Catholic Health Association, Sisters of Charity Health System, Providence Hospitals

South Carolina Center for Fathers and Families expanding to York County

The network of fatherhood programs that the South Carolina Center for Fathers and Families supports and coordinates continues to grow. The latest addition will come this fall with a new office for the Lancaster Fatherhood Project in Rock Hill, South Carolina, which is the program’s first dedicated presence in York County, South Carolina.[More]

tags: South Carolina Center for Fathers and Families, Outreach