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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Sisters of Charity Health System Names New Senior Vice President

The Sisters of Charity Health System has named Janice G. Murphy, RN, BSN, MSN, FACHE as senior vice president of mission and ministry. In this role, she will give leadership and oversight to mission and values across the health system. She 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.

Murphy’s career includes 40 years of health care leadership. She is currently serving as chief operating officer (COO) of regional hospitals and family health centers for the Cleveland Clinic. In this role since 2015, she has been responsible for the operations of 10 community hospitals, 21 family health centers, three freestanding emergency departments, and three health and wellness centers. Prior, she has served as COO of Sheikh Khalifa Medical City in Abu Dhabi, president of Cleveland Clinic Fairview Hospital, president of Cleveland Clinic Fairview and Lakewood Hospitals, senior vice president and COO of Cleveland Clinic Fairview Hospital, and chief nursing officer of Cleveland Clinic Fairview Hospital. [More]

tags: Sisters of Charity Health System, Sisters of Charity of St. Augustine, Sister Judith Ann Karam, health care, Catholic Health Association

Catholic Community Connection summer fellowship opens doors for Catholic grad

The summer fellows program at Catholic Community Connection gives local college students the chance to immerse themselves in a 10-week internship for one of several Cleveland-area Catholic-based organizations. This year, Tom McCartney, recent graduate of John Carroll University, stepped in to get his feet wet in public policy and advocacy with the Sisters of Charity Foundation of Cleveland (SOCF), as well as the Sisters of Charity Health System (SCHS). A funder of Catholic Community Connection’s first summer fellowship, the SOCF wants to focus more closely on public policy as part of its efforts to break the cycle of poverty.[More]

tags: Catholic Community Connection, Foundations, Sisters of Charity Foundation of Cleveland, Sisters of Charity Health System

Ask your senators to support the Palliative Care and Hospice Education and Training Act

The House of Representatives recently passed the Palliative Care and Hospice Education and Training Act and the bill is now with the Senate for consideration. Please contact your senators today to urge them to support the same act in the Senate. This bipartisan bill would provide new resources for palliative care research, professional training, and education and outreach to help expand the availability of palliative care for all patients and families facing serious or life-threatening illness.[More]

tags: Advocacy, Sisters of Charity Health System

Regarding the ICE raid in Northern Ohio: Tell Congress to address immigration reform

On June 5, raids occurred at Corso's Flower and Garden Center in Sandusky and Castalia, Ohio, in Erie County. This area is a part of the Diocese of Toledo, the neighbor to the Diocese of Cleveland. One hundred fourteen of the migrants who worked at this facility were arrested and are being detained. Many of those who are now in the detention facilities have children and are members of parish communities. Please let your legislators know that the actions of ICE were inhumane and that there are more compassionate ways to respond, including comprehensive immigration reform.[More]

tags: Advocacy, Sisters of Charity Health System

Sister Judith Ann Karam, CSA, to be inducted into Ohio Hospital Association Hall of Fame

Sister Judith Ann Karam, CSA, congregational leader for the Sisters of Charity of St. Augustine, will be inducted into the Ohio Hospital Association (OHA) Health Care Hall of Fame at the annual OHA recognition dinner June 5 in Columbus. The OHA Hall of Fame honors men and women who have made extraordinary contributions to the delivery of health care for Ohioans.[More]

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