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 your U.S. representative to support the Palliative Care and Hospice Education and Training Act

The Palliative Care and Hospice Education and Training Act (PCHETA) was reintroduced in the House last week as HR 647. This bipartisan legislation, supported by the Sisters of Charity Health System and the Catholic Health Association of the United States, would establish education centers and career incentive awards to improve the training of doctors, nurses, physician assistants, social workers and other health professionals in palliative care. We are urging everyone to contact your representative to ask him/her to co-sponsor this important legislation[More]

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Health system CEO writes about link between housing and health

Thomas Strauss, president and CEO of the Sisters of Charity Health System, and Marc McDermott, vice president and Ohio market leader for Enterprise Community Partners Inc., penned an opinion piece for Crain's Cleveland Business about the link between housing and health, writing about how many low-income families make tradeoffs between rent and preventive health visits. They encouraged business and community leaders to support all programs that address the health of the community, including the social determinants of health.[More]

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May you have the gift of faith, the blessing of hope, and the peace of His love at Christmas and always.

On behalf of the Sisters of Charity Health System, thank you for sharing our mission to extend the healing ministry of Jesus to God’s people. Your support helps light the way to health and wellness for individuals, families and communities in Ohio and South Carolina. Let us extend that love by opening our hearts to all in the coming year.[More]

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Tell Ohio legislators to oppose Medicaid expansion freeze vote

Ohio’s Medicaid expansion is working. It has transformed lives of more than 1.2 million people over the last four years, helping hundreds of thousands of Ohioans get back to work. The Ohio General Assembly is likely to come back after Christmas to override vetoes by Gov. John Kasich. There is talk that they may vote to override his 2017 veto of the freeze on Medicaid expansion. Please tell your legislators: Don’t support the Medicaid expansion freeze.[More]

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Tell Congress to oppose the public charge rule

The Administration has proposed a dangerous and unnecessary expansion of the definition of “public charge” when determining the eligibility of legal immigrants to apply for lawful permanent residency (LPR). Under the proposed rule, enrollment in the Medicaid program (and potentially the CHIP program) would prevent legal immigrants from attaining LPR, and force many to choose between vital health care coverage and the ability to adjust immigration status. Please urge the Department of Homeland Security not to finalize this harmful rule and ask your members of Congress to weigh in as well. A sample letter is available on e-Advocacy.[More]

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