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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Reflection for the second week of Advent

On behalf of the Catholic Health Association, we are pleased to share the following reflection for the second week of Advent... The Lord Is with You.[More]

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

Reflection for the first week of Advent

On behalf of the Catholic Health Association, we are pleased to share the following reflection for the first week of Advent.[More]

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

Lawyers Guild of the Catholic Diocese of Cleveland honors Sr. Judith Ann Karam, CSA Sisters and ministries at annual awards luncheon

Members of the Lawyers Guild of the Catholic Diocese of Cleveland gathered recently for the Red Mass and the annual St. Thomas More Award Luncheon. The guild presented several awards, including a Special Recognition Award to Sister Judith Ann Karam, CSA, congregational leader of the Sisters of Charity of St. Augustine, for “her extraordinary service and Catholic witness, as well as to the CSA Sisters, the Sisters of Charity Health System, and their many co-ministers for their dedication to the most vulnerable.”[More]

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Sisters of Charity Health System Signs Letter of Intent for Mercy Medical Center to Join Cleveland Clinic

Cleveland Clinic and the Sisters of Charity Health System today signed a non-binding letter of intent to explore Mercy Medical Center becoming a full member of the Cleveland Clinic health system while maintaining its Catholic identity through sponsorship by the Sisters of Charity of St. Augustine.

The Sisters of Charity Health System, which is the sole member of Mercy Medical Center, and Cleveland Clinic will begin a careful and thorough review to complete the due diligence process that will outline how they will move forward to best meet the health care needs of residents in Stark County and surrounding communities. [More]

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Janice G. Murphy to Lead St. Vincent Charity Medical Center

The Sisters of Charity Health System today announced Janice G. Murphy, RN, BSN, MSN, FACHE, as president & CEO of St. Vincent Charity Medical Center (SVCMC), effective immediately. Murphy succeeds Dr. David Perse, who stepped down from that role August 6. Moving forward, Dr. Perse will continue as an employed physician of St. Vincent Medical Group.

“We are grateful to welcome Jan to St. Vincent, a ministry whose foundering sisters served as Cleveland’s first public health nurses more than 150 years ago,” said Thomas J. Strauss, president & CEO of the Sister of Charity Health System, which is the corporate parent of SVCMC and 12 other Catholic health ministries in Ohio and South Carolina. “Jan’s career – from roots in Catholic ministry to extensive nursing expertise to executive leadership at the Cleveland Clinic – uniquely suits this important time of change at St. Vincent as we chart a new course for a bright future.” [More]

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