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Sisters of Charity Health system 2012 report to the community

Together as a family of ministries, which includes five acute care Catholic hospitals, two elder care facilities, three grantmaking foundations, and six outreach organizations, the Sisters of Charity Health System achieved so much in 2012.

Learn more about our collective achievements through the following annual report to the community, which was presented in May 2013:

THE NEXT GENERATION OF SPONSORSHIP

Since 1851, the Sisters of Charity of St. Augustine (CSA) have responded to the unmet needs of the underserved through the development of a number of sponsored health and human service ministries. Our congregation has always been committed to responsible and creative stewardship of community resources, and increased collaboration with others to bring God’s love and healing presence to those in need. In 2007, the Sisters of Charity of St. Augustine formally established the next generation of sponsorship of the ministries of our congregation. It was at that time, in response to our request, that the Vatican issued a decree giving the Sisters of Charity of St. Augustine formal approval for a new model that transitioned sponsorship from being entirely held by the Sisters of Charity of St. Augustine to a new leadership structure (called public juridic person by the Catholic Church) that includes sisters and laity. In this new model, the CSA congregational leader appoints at least five Members, which may include both laity and religious. Prior to 2007, there were three Members of the Sisters of Charity Health System, each one a Sister of Charity of St. Augustine. In the past and current sponsorship model, the Members are responsible for exercising certain reserved powers such as approval of philosophy and mission, as well as the approval of the CEO, encumbering assets, and joint ventures. Read more in The Next Generation of Sponsorship booklet.

The History of our founders: the Sisters of Charity of St. Augustine

The Sisters of Charity of St. Augustine is a congregation of women religious who, since their founding in 1851, have carried forward a faith-based legacy of high-quality, compassionate care.

In 1982, the Sisters of Charity of St. Augustine established the Sisters of Charity Health System to provide the direct oversight and stewardship of the congregation’s sponsored ministries. The establishment of the health system brought the sponsored ministries together, ensuring a solid base for mission development and encouraging increased collaboration with laity. Today, the Sisters of Charity Health System sponsors more than 20 health and human services organizations in Northeast Ohio and South Carolina.

This document provides critical information about the Sisters of Charity of St. Augustine’s charism, mission and history, which includes more than 160 years of responsive ministry and a quest for social justice.

LIVING THE MISSION

Living the Mission shares the efforts of various Sisters of Charity Health System ministries to address a broad range of universal community issues with excellence, innovation and compassion. Readers across the country are encouraged to contact us at info@sistersofcharityhealth.org for more information on the various programs.

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From our ministries

Early Childhood Resource Center

Healthy Learners

Joseph's Home

Light of Hearts Villa

Mercy Medical Center

 Regina Health Center

Sisters of Charity Foundation of Canton

Sisters of Charity Foundation of Cleveland

Sisters of Charity Foundation of South Carolina

St. Vincent Charity Medical Center  

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Statement from Terrence Kessler: Sisters of Charity Health System signs letter of intent for Providence Hospitals to join LifePoint Health

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. [More]

tags: Sisters of Charity Health System, Sisters of Charity Foundation of South Carolina, South Carolina Center for Fathers and Families, Providence Hospitals, Healthy Learners, health care

Sisters of Charity Foundation of Cleveland helps advance plan to prevent and end youth homelessness in Cuyahoga County

The Sisters of Charity Foundation of Cleveland is committed to ending homelessness, and has recently focused on the issue of youth homelessness through a collaborative effort. Cuyahoga County’s A Place 4 Me initiative is a partnership of the YWCA of Greater Cleveland, Sisters of Charity Foundation of Cleveland, Cuyahoga County Division of Children and Family Services, FrontLine Service and the Jim Casey Youth Opportunities Initiative. Throughout a 10-month period in 2014 and 2015, the partners of A Place 4 Me engaged nearly 70 individuals from 30 partner agencies to create a strategic plan to prevent and end youth homelessness in Cuyahoga County. [More]

tags: Sisters of Charity Foundation of Cleveland, Foundations

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tags: St. Vincent Charity Medical Center, health care

South Carolina Center for Fathers and Families program opens “man cave” for young fathers

Man 2 Man, which is part of a network of fatherhood programs reaching across South Carolina that is supported and coordinated by the South Carolina Center for Fathers and Families, recently opened its “man cave” in Hartsville, South Carolina, to provide a safe, welcoming environment for young fathers ages 15 to 24.[More]

tags: South Carolina Center for Fathers and Families, Outreach

Providence Hospitals nurse honored for act of heroism

The South Carolina State Guard recently honored Kelly Winters, a senior charge nurse in the cardiac intensive care unit at Providence Hospitals, for his actions during a fiery, multi-vehicle crash in May, presenting him with the Francis Marion Swamp Box Award for heroism.[More]

tags: Providence Hospitals, health care