We Light The Way

The Sisters of Charity Health System is made up of two acute care, Catholic hospitals; three grantmaking foundations; two elder care facilities; and several health and human service outreach organizations. These ministries collectively continue and advance the work of the Sisters of Charity of St. Augustine, a congregation that since its founding in Cleveland in 1851 continues a faith-based legacy of high-quality, compassionate care for all of God's people.

Together, we light the way. Join us to light the way to:

  • New beginnings and healthier tomorrows
  • Health and wellness for individuals, families and communities
  • Transforming futures by challenging the status quo
  • Sustainable change through listening, connecting and empowering
  • New futures by carrying forward our sisters’ legacy
  • A more just society through advocacy and action
Sister Mary Patricia Barrett

We Light the Way

To new futures by carrying forward our sisters' legacy

The Sisters of Charity Health System's founding president, Sr. Mary Patricia Barrett, CSA, received the 2011 Lifetime Achievement Award from the Catholic Health Association of the United States.
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To transforming futures

To transforming futures by challenging the status quo

In celebration of its 15th anniversary, the Sisters of Charity Foundation of Cleveland is providing $20,000 to fund a reading room and scholarship opportunities for students in the Cleveland Central Promise Neighborhood.
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To health and wellness

To health and wellness for individuals, families and communities

For the tenth consecutive rating period, Providence Heart and Vascular Institute has received “3 stars,” the highest quality rating from the Society of Thoracic Surgeons. The rating places Providence Heart and Vascular Institute among the top programs in the country.
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To new beginnings and healthier tomorrows

To new beginnings and healthier tomorrows

Recognizing how important the first few years of a child's life are to ensuring strong intellectual, social and emotional development, the Early Childhood Resource Center has committed the past ten years to increasing the quality of education and care for our youngest citizens. Through professional development of teachers, accreditation projects for childcare centers and family childcare homes, and advocacy at the state level, the ECRC has led the way to developing and maintaining high quality standards for the children of Stark County, Ohio.
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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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Ask your senators to support the Overdose Prevention and Safety Act

The Sisters of Charity Health System stands with the Catholic Health Association of the United States in urging you to ask your senators to support HR 6082, the Overdose Prevention and Safety Act. The act would align substance use disorder (SUD) treatment records with existing patient protections under HIPAA for the purposes of treatment, payment and health care operations—removing decades-old regulations preventing doctors from knowing their patients’ addiction treatment histories.[More]

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