Fact Sheet

For more than 160 years, the Sisters of Charity of St. Augustine have shown their true devotion to healing by serving unmet needs of children, adults and families in Ohio and South Carolina.

Their commitment to physical, psychological and spiritual health continues through a range of health and human service organizations, including five state-of-the-art hospitals; two geriatric residential facilities; direct services in health, housing, education, and grantmaking foundations with significant community initiatives that address root causes of poverty. 

These diverse ministries comprise the Sisters of Charity Health System. Our organization is unique in scope and stands apart from the more traditional health care systems to which it is often compared. Our health care ministry has built an extensive history of innovation and excellence:

  • Midwest’s first open heart surgery performed at Cleveland’s St. Vincent Charity Medical Center
  • First accredited chest pain center in the nation at Mercy Medical Center
  • First program in South Carolina dedicated exclusively to screening women for risk factors for cardiac disease

Each Sisters of Charity Health System hospital has earned national recognition for cutting-edge achievements in cardiovascular care, orthopedics and other health services.

Equally important, our physicians and caregivers support the solemn belief of the Sisters of Charity of St. Augustine that health care is not a privilege for some, but a right for all. Our hospitals provide more than $35 million in uncompensated care each year. These health care centers, including a continuum of assisted living and skilled nursing care for the elderly, are only part of who we are.

The Sisters of Charity Health System includes a broad spectrum of services to heal the whole person as an individual, member of a family and part of the community. In all, we provide more than $46 million in direct, uncompensated benefits annually to the communities we serve. Our foundation ministries—the Sisters of Charity Foundations located in Cleveland and Canton, Ohio and South Carolina—have invested more than $10 million annually in their communities since being established in 1996. Collectively, their total investment of more than $110 million has improved systems and individual lives of people in need.

The Sisters of Charity Health System is a diverse Catholic organization with $1 billion dollars in assets dedicated to carrying forward the healing mission of Jesus Christ. We are a beacon of hope for individuals and families in the communities we serve. Following are just some of our accomplishments:

  • Saving lives at South Carolina’s leading cardiovascular center
  • Providing oral health services to underserved residents in Stark County through a unique dental residency program
  • Supporting the addition of 4,000 units of affordable housing in Northeast Ohio
  • Launching seven fatherhood programs with 12 sites, helping more than 6,400 fathers across South Carolina
  • Helping more than 400 homeless men recover from illness and find permanent homes
  • Providing long-term care for more than 300 Ohio seniors
  • Increasing accredited child care centers in Stark County, Ohio from one to nearly 50 to increase quality of care
  • Getting thousands of Ohio children ready for kindergarten

We are devoted to healing.

Blog Posts From

Radiant blog: St. Vincent Charity Surgeon Dr. John Collis revolutionized spinal surgery

A nationally noted leader in his field, surgeon John Collis, M.D., revolutionized treatment for patients suffering from back pain. Dr. Collis, who is co-director of the Spine & Orthopedic Institute at St. Vincent Charity Medical Center, was the first doctor to establish spinal surgery as a sub-specialty in neurosurgery. The hospital recently published an article about Dr. Collis’ background and his many achievements on its blog.[More]

tags: St. Vincent Charity Medical Center, health care

Mercy Outpatient Diabetes Education program receives continued recognition from the American Diabetes Association

Mercy Medical Center’s Outpatient Diabetes Education program has been awarded continued recognition from the American Diabetes Association (ADA) for offering high-quality education services to the patients it serves.[More]

tags: Mercy Medical Center, health care

Sisters of Charity Health System and Sisters of Charity of St. Augustine mourn passing of ADAMHS CEO Valeria Harper

The Sisters of Charity Health System and the Sisters of Charity of St. Augustine extend our deepest condolences to the family, friends and colleagues of Valeria Harper, chief executive officer at the Alcohol, Drug Addiction and Mental Health Services (ADAMHS) Board. We are deeply saddened by the passing of Valeria on Wednesday, January 10.[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 elects 2018 board officers

The Sisters of Charity Foundation of South Carolina, which is a ministry of the Sisters of Charity Health System, recently elected its 2018 board of trustees’ officers.[More]

tags: Sisters of Charity Foundation of South Carolina, Foundations

Joseph’s Home to host Warm Hands, Warm Hearts fundraising event

Joseph’s Home is hosting its Warm Hands, Warm Hearts fundraising happy hour social Thursday, January 25, from 5:30 – 7:30 at The Oak Barrel, 5975 Canal Road, Valley View, Ohio. Tickets are $25 per person and include two drink tickets and heavy hors d’oeuvres.[More]

tags: Joseph's Home, Outreach