About the Sisters of Charity Health System

“One loving heart sets another on fire.” — Adapted from writings of St. Augustine

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 two Catholic hospitals: St. Vincent Charity Medical Center in Cleveland, Ohio, and Mercy Medical Center in Canton, 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, which serves as the only homeless service provider in Northeast Ohio exclusively focused on medical respite care; Early Childhood Resource Center for people working in childcare in all settings in Stark County; 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 skilled nursing/assisted living at Regina Health Center in Richfield, Ohio, and assisted living at Light of Hearts Villa in Bedford, Ohio. 

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Prayer for today - a reflection for Easter

On behalf of the Catholic Health Association of the United States, we are pleased to share a reflection for Easter.[More]

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Rejoice in the miracle of Easter and the many blessings of God’s love

May you rejoice in the miracle of Easter and the many blessings of God’s love. Together with our health, grantmaking and outreach ministries, we carry forward the Sisters of Charity of St. Augustine’s enduring legacy of responsive ministry, creative stewardship and an ongoing quest for social justice. We are grateful for your support and friendship, today and always.[More]

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Prayer for today – a reflection for Holy Week

On behalf of the Catholic Health Association of the United States, we are pleased to share a reflection for Holy Week.[More]

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Prayer for today – a reflection for the fifth week of Lent

On behalf of the Catholic Health Association of the United States, we are pleased to share a reflection for the fifth week of Lent.[More]

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Ohio Hospital Association appoints Thomas Strauss to board of trustees

The Ohio Hospital Association (OHA), the united voice of Ohio’s 237 hospitals and 13 health systems, appointed three new members to its board of trustees, including Thomas Strauss, president & CEO of the Sisters of Charity Health System.[More]

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