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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You are cordially invited to join us for Sentiments and Songs of Gratitude

We invite supporters of all our ministries to join us for a celebration of your generous partnership in the mission of the Sisters of Charity of St. Augustine. In appreciation of your generous support, the Sisters of Charity of St. Augustine, the leadership of the Sisters of Charity Health System and our ministries cordially invite you to join us for Sentiments and Songs of Gratitude. This is a livestreamed program on Sunday, September 27, at 7 p.m. that includes a mini-concert celebrating the generosity of friends like you. The program features the BlueWater Chamber Orchestra String Quartet and Country Music Recording Artists Phillip Lammonds and Lainey Wilson.[More]

tags: Early Childhood Resource Center, Events, Joseph's Home, Light of Hearts Villa, Mercy Medical Center, Regina Health Center, Sisters of Charity Health System, Sisters of Charity of St. Augustine, South Carolina Center for Fathers and Families, Building Healthy Communities

Health System welcomes and celebrates the Most Reverend Edward C. Malesic, JCL, as 12th Bishop of the Catholic Diocese of Cleveland

On behalf of our ministries, the Sisters of Charity Health System welcomes and celebrates the Most Reverend Edward C. Malesic, JCL, who was installed Monday, September 14, as the 12th Bishop of the Catholic Diocese of Cleveland. The health system was pleased to present the livestream of Bishop Malesic’s installation, which is available online.[More]

tags: Sisters of Charity Health System, Sisters of Charity of St. Augustine

Opinion: A disastrous Census undercount looms. Act now to protect NE Ohio’s future.

Information being collected right now for the 2020 Census will shape how hundreds of billions of dollars in federal funds flow into communities for the next 10 years. Counting everyone in a community helps leaders effectively plan for the future and informs funding decisions for critical public services. 2020 Census response rates vary significantly throughout Northeast Ohio. In the city of Cleveland, not even half (47.9%) of households have been counted yet. A Sunday opinion piece on Cleveland.com urged everyone to respond to the census before the September 30 deadline.[More]

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Sisters of Charity Health System supports statewide mask mandate

On behalf of our Catholic health ministries in Ohio, the Sisters of Charity Health System shares our support for Governor Mike DeWine’s statewide mask mandate. Masks play a vital role in controlling the spread of COVID-19 and protecting life. Recently, we have joined with other Catholic health, human services and education ministries across the country to bring awareness to the importance of this vital issue through the #LoveThyNeighbor campaign.[More]

tags: Sisters of Charity Health System, health care

Welcome Bishop Edward C. Malesic, 12th Bishop of the Diocese of Cleveland

Pope Francis yesterday named Bishop Edward C. Malesic, current Bishop of Diocese of Greensburg, Pennsylvania, as the 12th Bishop of the Diocese of Cleveland. The Sisters of Charity Health System and all of our ministries warmly welcome Bishop Malesic, whose installation will take place September 14th during a Mass in the Cathedral of St. John the Evangelist.[More]

tags: Sister Judith Ann Karam, Sisters of Charity Health System, Sisters of Charity of St. Augustine, Building Healthy Communities, Catholic Community Connection, Joseph's Home, Light of Hearts Villa, Prayers, Regina Health Center, Sisters of Charity Foundation of Cleveland, St. Vincent Charity Medical Center