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 Congressional Representatives to oppose cutting SNAP benefit levels

Proposed changes to the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) would hit Northeast Ohio families particularly hard, according to statistics from the Center for Community Solutions (CCS). CCS found 41 percent of the state’s SNAP recipients would be affected by a federal proposal to remove states’ ability to calculate benefits based on local utility costs. Reducing the Standard Utility Allowance (SUA) starting this year could cost Cuyahoga County $21 million and Cleveland $13 million annually. That breaks down to a loss of about $45 a month for each SNAP recipient. Please urge Ohio Senators Brown and Portman and your representative in the U.S. House to oppose the proposed rule.[More]

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Sisters of Charity Health System Names New Senior Vice President of Mission and Ministry

The Sisters of Charity Health System has named James Armour as senior vice president of mission and ministry. In this role, he will give leadership and oversight to mission and values across the health system. He will oversee programs and processes to ensure the decisions, policies and programs of the health system and all operating units are consistent with the mission, philosophy, faith obligations and values of the Sisters of Charity of St. Augustine, as well as the elements of Catholic identity and the social teachings of the Catholic Church. [More]

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Reflection for Christmas

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

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Reflection for the fourth week of Advent

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

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Wishing you blessings full of love, joy and health

This Christmas season, the Sisters of Charity Health System celebrates more than 168 years of hope, faith and love set into action by the Sisters of Charity of St. Augustine. Thank you for sharing in our mission to extend the healing ministry of Jesus to all of God’s people. Wishing you blessings full of love, joy and health.

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