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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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E-NEWSLETTER

The Sisters of Charity Health System e-newsletter shares recent news and updates from the health system and our many ministries. Sign up here to receive the e-newsletter.

 

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  

South Carolina Center for Fathers and Families 

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South Carolina fatherhood program strengthening relationships between fathers and children

A Father’s Place, which is a program of the South Carolina Center for Fathers and Families, is working with a shelter in Myrtle Beach to help men served by the shelter reconnect with their children. WBTW News13 spotlighted the partnership with New Directions and the work A Father’s Place is doing in Myrtle Beach.[More]

tags: South Carolina Center for Fathers and Families, Outreach

Bishop Nelson Perez visits Light of Hearts Villa

Bishop Nelson Perez, head of the Catholic Diocese of Cleveland, celebrated Mass at Light of Hearts Villa on May 22 with residents, employees and supporters. A reception for the bishop and members of the Light of Hearts Villa Board of Directors and other supporters followed Mass.[More]

tags: Light of Hearts Villa, health care

St. Vincent Charity Center for Bariatric Surgery patient realizes a dream in running the Cleveland Marathon

The Center for Bariatric Surgery at St. Vincent Charity Medical Center has had many success stories over the years in helping patients lose weight. One recent success story is Kathryn Ferenz, who lost 130 pounds and ran in the Cleveland Marathon on May 20. WOIO-TV reported on Kathryn’s weight loss prior to the marathon and her newfound passion for running.[More]

tags: St. Vincent Charity Medical Center, health care

The roots of innovation: Why the Sisters of Charity Foundation of Cleveland is investing in big ideas

The Sisters of Charity Foundation of Cleveland’s fellowship, known as The Innovation Mission, is a powerful opportunity for accomplished professionals to advance their innovative ideas to change the trajectory of poverty in Cleveland. Foundation President Sue Krey explains why this was the ideal undertaking for the foundation.[More]

tags: Sisters of Charity Foundation of Cleveland, Foundations

Sisters of Charity Foundation of Cleveland Blocks and Bridges consultant writes about human trafficking

The Sisters of Charity Foundation of Cleveland established the Blocks and Bridges initiative in 2015 to pair sisters with lay co-workers to help build and transform their ministries. It provides best practices in nonprofit management for sister-led, sister-founded ministries. Blocks and Bridges consultant Janus Small recently blogged about her experience for U.S. Catholic Sisters Against Human Trafficking.[More]

tags: Sisters of Charity Foundation of Cleveland, Foundations