Mission

Our Mission

In the spirit of the Sisters of Charity of St. Augustine, our mission is to extend the healing ministry of Jesus to God’s people.

Our Vision

The Sisters of Charity Health System is a beacon of hope devoted to healing and addressing the unmet needs of individuals, families, and communities through a network of innovative services.

Our Values

Compassion: displays a profound sense of interconnectedness by:

  • responding to needs, pains and sufferings of others with concern, empathy and support
  • treating all persons we serve and with whom we co-minister with dignity
  • exhibiting an attitude of acceptance and forgiveness
  • listening with empathy and attention
  • serving as a catalyst for change, especially for the disenfranchised

Courage: dares to take risks that our faith-based demands of us by:

  • speaking out on issues that challenge our mission and Catholic identity
  • making difficult decisions with integrity and in a timely manner
  • promoting economic, political and social conditions to support the fundamental rights of all individuals that enable them to meet their potential and achieve the common good of society
  • addressing institutional problems and issues quickly, objectively and directly

Respect: values dignity and sacredness of life from conception through death by:

  • treating individuals and their families with profound respect and utmost regard
  • maintaining an attitude and atmosphere of loving hospitality
  • addressing the physical, psychological, social and spiritual dimensions of the person
  • ensuring that diversity exists at all levels
  • being trustful,  keeping confidences; being truthful, direct and sincere; apologizing for misunderstandings, inconveniences or mistakes

Justice: develops right relationships internally and externally by:

  • developing or eliminating programs to ensure excellent service and quality
  • acting as responsible stewards of all resources
  • addressing the needs of the poor and vulnerable
  • treating employees justly and respectfully
  • advocating to secure the human right to health care

Collaboration: promotes inclusive, compassionate and collaborative relationships by:

  • encouraging interaction internally and externally to empower others for service
  • fostering and sharing of gifts and talents within our institution and larger community
  • facilitating dialogue and networking with individuals and organizations
  • assisting others to realize the importance of their work in contributing to the mission
  • promoting a sensitivity to diversity in planning and implementing programs, hiring practices, advertising and other initiatives 

Blog Posts From

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]

tags: Sisters of Charity Health System

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]

tags: Sister Judith Ann Karam, Sisters of Charity of St. Augustine, Sisters of Charity Health System

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