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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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