Community Benefit

In 2010, the Sisters of Charity Health System provided $54.7 million in community benefit (including uncompensated care) through five acute-care Catholic hospitals, three grantmaking foundations, two eldercare facilities and numerous community outreach organizations.

Of the $54.7 million provided in community benefit, $45 million was total uncompensated care, which consisted of $22 million in the charity care at cost and $23 million in the unpaid cost of Medicaid; with $9.7 million in other outreach and health services offered to the community (based upon the Catholic Health Association model).  Not included in the community benefit calculation, but significant:  the system experienced $58.2 million in bad debt in 2010. 

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Ask Congress to support hospitals and health systems—and their caregivers and patients—in next COVID-19 relief package

Leaders from the Senate, House and Administration are working on proposals for the next COVID-19 relief package. While timing for the next package is still uncertain, previous COVID-19 relief legislation have come together quickly, so it is important to engage with your lawmakers immediately.
Please contact your senators and representative and ask them to include a number of important policies in the next COVID-19 relief package to support front-line health care personnel and providers—including hospitals, health systems, physicians and nurses.[More]

tags: Advocacy, Sisters of Charity Health System, health care

Thank you for supporting Issue 33: The Health and Human Services Levy

On behalf of the Sisters of Charity Health System and our ministries that receive critical funding from Cuyahoga County, including St. Vincent Charity Medical Center and Joseph’s Home, we would like to thank the community for their support of Issue 33: The Health and Human Services Levy. The levy passed on April 28 with nearly 70 percent of voters in support of the levy increase.[More]

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Global Sisters Report discusses the importance of the 2020 Census with Sr. Judith Ann Karam, CSA

Sister Judith Ann, congregational leader of the Sisters of Charity of St. Augustine, has joined other faith leaders in multiple efforts to help promote the 2020 Census and the importance of being counted. She recently spoke to Global Sisters Report about the 2020 Census and the role faith leaders can have in sharing information about it.[More]

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A prayer and reflection for Easter Sunday

The angel said to the women in reply, “Do not be afraid! I know that you are seeking Jesus the crucified. He is not here, for he has been raised just as he said. On behalf of the Catholic Health Association, we are pleased to share the following prayer and reflection for Easter.[More]

tags: Prayers, Sisters of Charity of St. Augustine, Sisters of Charity Health System, Catholic Health Association

A prayer and reflection for Palm Sunday

Emptying out of what we cling to as our “self” is built into the very dynamic of life. On behalf of the Catholic Health Association, we are pleased to share the following prayer and reflection for Palm Sunday.[More]

tags: Prayers, Sisters of Charity of St. Augustine, Sisters of Charity Health System, Catholic Health Association