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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Ohio Hospital Association appoints Thomas Strauss to board of trustees

The Ohio Hospital Association (OHA), the united voice of Ohio’s 237 hospitals and 13 health systems, appointed three new members to its board of trustees, including Thomas Strauss, president & CEO of the Sisters of Charity Health System.[More]

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Health system senior VP of mission and ministry to speak at Engage! Cleveland’s Next Generation of Women seminar

Cleveland-area women can soak up advice from local female leaders, including Jan Murphy, senior vice president of mission and ministry at the Sisters of Charity Health System, on topics ranging from self-care to networking this month at Engage! Cleveland’s Next Generation of Women seminar.[More]

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Ask Congress to delay Medicaid DSH cuts

The Medicaid disproportionate share hospital (DSH) program assists hospitals serving high numbers of Medicaid and uninsured patients. There are $4 billion in Medicaid DSH reductions scheduled to begin Oct. 1, 2019. The start of the cuts has been delayed by Congress—in a bipartisan manner—multiple times to date. We ask you to contact your U.S. senators and U.S. representative to urge congressional leaders to delay the start of the Medicaid DSH cuts.[More]

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Ask your U.S. representative to support the Palliative Care and Hospice Education and Training Act

The Palliative Care and Hospice Education and Training Act (PCHETA) was reintroduced in the House last week as HR 647. This bipartisan legislation, supported by the Sisters of Charity Health System and the Catholic Health Association of the United States, would establish education centers and career incentive awards to improve the training of doctors, nurses, physician assistants, social workers and other health professionals in palliative care. We are urging everyone to contact your representative to ask him/her to co-sponsor this important legislation[More]

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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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