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

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]

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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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