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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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24-hour online giving event May 3 to benefit South Carolina nonprofits

The Central Carolina Community Foundation is presenting its third regional day of giving in the Midlands of South Carolina Tuesday, May 3 with its 24-hour giving challenge, Midlands Gives—and two ministries of the Sisters of Charity Health System are participating: Healthy Learners and the South Carolina Center for Fathers and Families.[More]

tags: Healthy Learners, South Carolina Center for Fathers and Families, Outreach

Holy-In-One to raise funds for Regina Health Center June 13

Regina Health Center hits the tees and greens at Firestone Country Club in Akron Monday, June 13 for the 17th annual Holy-In-One Golf Outing. More than 200 golfers are expected for a day of golf, lunch, evening cocktail reception and dinner, prizes, and a live auction.[More]

tags: Regina Health Center, health care

Early Childhood Resource Center programs focus on social-emotional development for young children

All children need healthy social-emotional development to be ready for school. But developing strong social-emotional skills can be especially challenging for children living in poverty. The Early Childhood Resource Center (ECRC) offers a number of programs for educators and families that focus on social-emotional development for young children, helping build foundations step by step so children are ready for school.[More]

tags: Early Childhood Resource Center, Outreach

South Carolina Center for Fathers and Families says hello to three new communities

The South Carolina Center for Fathers and Families has dubbed 2016 as the year of growth for its programs, which means leaders from a network of fatherhood programs supported and coordinated by the center have been introducing themselves and their programs to new communities across South Carolina.[More]

tags: South Carolina Center for Fathers and Families, Outreach

St. Vincent Charity Medical Center, Cleveland Clinic, MetroHealth, United Way and CareSource team up to advance Accountable Health Communities model

St. Vincent Charity Medical Center, Cleveland Clinic, MetroHealth, United Way and CareSource, are teaming up to apply for a federal $4.5 million grant to advance the patient-centered Accountable Health Communities model, which addresses gaps between clinical care and community services. With their grant application due in May, partner MetroHealth is working to pilot systems to better integrate the United Way 2-1-1 Help Center to connect patients with social services. Together, the partners recognize that access to stable housing, healthy food and transportation help improve health outcomes. [More]

tags: Sisters of Charity Health System, St. Vincent Charity Medical Center, Advocacy