Paul H. Jones Named Chief Technical Officer for Sisters of Charity Health System


Cleveland, Ohio (July 5, 2012) – The Sisters of Charity Health System has named Paul H. Jones as its chief technical officer. In this position, Jones will be responsible for the overall technological direction of the health system under the leadership of the chief information officer. Jones will lead the strategy for technology platforms, partnerships and external relationships, as well as build and manage the Sisters of Charity Health System technology team.

Jones previously served as the director of technology services for Parkview Health System in Fort Wayne, Indiana, where he was responsible for all information systems for the multi-hospital health care system with nearly 7,500 employees.

“Through more than 30 years as an information systems leader, Paul has demonstrated his ability to lead teams in developing and implementing large-scale technology projects, while also significantly reducing operational costs,” said Sister Judith Ann Karam, CSA, president and CEO of the Sisters of Charity Health System.”We are pleased that his expertise and talent will enhance our system-wide IT capabilities.”

Prior to his position at Parkview Health System, Jones was the owner of a multi-faceted construction company in Findlay, Ohio. He also served as the director of IT for Premier Health Partners in Dayton, Ohio. He began his career in information technology in 1982 at the Franciscan Medical Center (formerly St. Elizabeth Medical Center) in Dayton, where he was promoted to vice president and chief information officer, a position he held for 12 years. Jones has a bachelor’s degree in computer and information science from The Ohio State University and a master of business administration degree with a technology management emphasis from the University of Phoenix.

About the Sisters of Charity Health System

The Sisters of Charity Health System was established in 1982 as the parent corporation for the sponsored ministries of the Sisters of Charity of St. Augustine in Ohio and South Carolina. The Sisters of Charity of St. Augustine, since founding in 1851, continues a faith-based legacy of high-quality, compassionate care in partnership with its co-ministers, who are the heart and hands of the ministry.

The Sisters of Charity Health System solely owns four Catholic hospitals: St. Vincent Charity Medical Center in Cleveland, Ohio; Mercy Medical Center in Canton, Ohio; and Providence Hospital and Providence Northeast in Columbia, South Carolina. In a 50/50 joint venture with University Hospitals of Cleveland, the Sisters of Charity Health System also co-owns St. John Medical Center in Westlake, Ohio.

The Sisters of Charity Health System also oversees three grantmaking foundations located in Cleveland and Canton, Ohio, and Columbia, South Carolina. Each foundation sponsors significant community initiatives and collaborations that address causes and consequences of poverty.

Other health and human services and education-related organizations within the Sisters of Charity Health System include Joseph’s Home, a unique residential care center for homeless men in Cleveland; Early Childhood Resource Center for people working in childcare in all settings in Canton; Healthy Learners, a health care resource for children from low-income families in South Carolina; and the South Carolina Center for Fathers and Families, a state-wide organization supporting initiatives to reengage fathers in the lives of their children.

The Sisters of Charity Health System also provides residential elder care services at Regina Health Center in Richfield, Ohio, and Light of Hearts Villa in Bedford, Ohio. Light of Hearts Villa is jointly sponsored by the Sisters of Charity of Cincinnati.

Media Contact

Rebecca L. Gallant

P: 216-696-8408

Media Resources view materials

Events see full calendar

See Calendar of Events

Publications view publications

Blog Posts From

The Plain Dealer: Innovation Mission puts ideas to solve poverty into action

The Sisters of Charity Foundation of Cleveland, in partnership with Cleveland Leadership Center, introduced The Innovation Mission: Fighting Poverty with Big Ideas last spring. In October, the foundation chose five fellows to explore their big ideas to fight poverty. The Plain Dealer recently published an article about The Innovation Mission.[More]

tags: Sisters of Charity Foundation of Cleveland, Foundations

Reflection for the second week of Advent

On behalf of the Catholic Health Association, we are pleased to share the following reflection for the second week of Advent.[More]

tags: Prayers, Sisters of Charity Health System, Catholic Health Association

WPDE-TV: Dads earn the title of 'father' at community program graduation

The South Carolina Center for Fathers and Families celebrates the hard work of men who want to improve their relationships with their families and strengthen their lives, which was evident last week at a graduation ceremony held by A Father’s Place, which is a program of the center. WPDE-TV covered the ceremony.[More]

tags: South Carolina Center for Fathers and Families, outreach

Angel figurines continue to draw attention to Light of Hearts Villa

Light of Hearts Villa is receiving worldwide attention for its extensive angel figurine display, which is on exhibit daily during December and January. The latest publication to write about the display is Crux, which covers “all things Catholic” around the world.[More]

tags: Light of Hearts Villa, health care

Early Childhood Resource Center showcases education in action

The Early Childhood Resource Center’s collaboration with Ohio Means Jobs is helping young people start their careers in early childhood. The center profiles a woman named Poetry who is doing just that in the latest issue of the ECRC Community Chronicle newsletter.[More]

tags: Early Childhood Resource Center, outreach