Sisters of Charity Health System mourns passing of former OHA President and CEO Jim Castle

The Sisters of Charity Health system extends our deepest condolences to the family and friends of Jim Castle, who passed away January 7. Jim was the president and CEO of the Ohio Hospital Association (OHA) for 23 years before he retired in 2011. “Having led the OHA for more than two decades, Jim made a lasting impact on health care in Northeast Ohio and across Ohio. He was a visionary leader and a wonderful partner to the Sisters of Charity Health System,” said Janice G. Murphy, president and CEO of the Sisters of Charity Health System.…

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Sisters of Charity Health System

Join in a virtual celebration honoring the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. on Friday

Join in a virtual celebration to honor the life and legacy of civil rights leader The Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. on Friday, January 14 at 8 a.m. St. Vincent Charity Medical Center and other Northeast Ohio health systems are sponsoring the 2022 Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Celebration: Building Community Together virtual event.…

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St. Vincent Charity Medical Center, health care

St. Vincent Charity surgeon writes about managing pain without opioids after surgery

St. Vincent Charity Medical Center Orthopedic Surgeon Dr. Matthew Levy writes a monthly column for the Cleveland Jewish News focusing on orthopedic issues, concerns and topics. One of his latest columns focuses on the effectiveness of the use of multiple non-opioid medications and techniques, or multimodal analgesia, to manage pain, particularly after knee surgery and total knee replacement.…

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St. Vincent Charity Medical Center, health care

Joseph’s Home one of 16 United Way agency partners chosen to receive $2.6 Million in grants

Joseph’s Home is one of 16 agency partners of the United Way of Greater Cleveland to receive $2.6 million in grants as part of its Community Hub for Basic Needs program. Joseph’s Home will receive $130,000 for the new Mary’s Home, which will provide a safe place for single adult women who are experiencing homelessness and have an acute medical condition when it opens by the end of January.…

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Joseph's Home, Outreach

Healthy Learners joins Growing Rural podcast to discuss how the ministry serves children across South Carolina ​

Healthy Learners Executive Director Amy Splittgerber and Director of Community Engagement Amanda Metzger recently joined the Growing Rural podcast to talk about the ministry's mission, services and how it is expanding to help more children across South Carolina. The Growing Rural podcast is produced by the South Carolina Center for Rural and Primary Healthcare.…

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Healthy Learners, Outreach

'Help': St. Vincent Charity Medical Center one of six health care facilities in NE Ohio to issue 1-word ad urging people to get vaccinated

A group of health systems in Northeast Ohio — St. Vincent Charity Medical Center, Cleveland Clinic, MetroHealth, the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, University Hospitals and Summa Health — took out a sprawling ad in the Plain Dealer newspaper over the weekend. The ad features the word “Help” against a blank page.…

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St. Vincent Charity Medical Center, health care

Support from the Sisters of Charity Foundation of Canton and Early Childhood Resource Center helps stabilize child care center operations

Early childhood staffing and finances have always been challenging. Even before the pandemic, many centers were struggling to stabilize operations. To provide local support, the Sisters of Charity Foundation of Canton funded a pilot project that helped the directors of 10 Stark County child care centers stabilize workforce retention and financial viability. The Early Childhood Resource Center (ECRC) is operating the project.…

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Sisters of Charity Foundation of Canton, Foundations, Early Childhood Resource Center, Outreach

Light of Hearts Villa virtual Luminary Illuminations event raises more than $65,000

Light of Hearts Villa shone a light on loved ones and heroes with a special luminary at a virtual event in the fall called Luminary Illuminations, which raised more than $65,000 for the Sister Helen T. Scasny SC Benevolent Fund. An article about the event plus more news and updates appear in the the fall/winter edition of Villa Voices, which is the bi-annual newsletter of Light of Hearts Villa.…

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Light of Hearts Villa, health care

Promise Neighborhood celebrates 2021 Champions of Central

The Cleveland Central Promise Neighborhood annually honors Central Neighborhood residents and staff who help partnering organizations fulfill their missions and make significant contributions to the vibrancy of the neighborhood. On November 18, more than 50 individuals gathered in a virtual celebration of these Champions of Central.…

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Promise Neighborhood, Sisters of Charity Foundation of Cleveland, Foundations

St. Vincent Charity Medical Center holds tree lighting event

The holiday season is in full swing. And with that in mind, St. Vincent Charity Medical Center hosted its Celebration of Lights event on Monday night. The holiday event was highlighted by the lighting of the 90-foot long tree of lights to coincide with Saint Nicholas Day. The 6,000-bulb holliday light display stretches from the roof of the medical center to the hospital entrance.…

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St. Vincent Charity Medical Center, health care

Sisters of Charity Foundation of Canton awards more than $2 million in grants for third and fourth quarters

The Sisters of Charity Foundation of Canton Board of Directors has announced $2,031,754 in grants for the third and fourth quarters of 2021 to organizations serving Stark and surrounding counties. As need persists in the community, the foundation continues to effect systemic change by funding foundation-led initiatives, strategic collaborations and responsive efforts. This support is critical to ensuring the well-being of neighbors, friends and families.…

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Sisters of Charity Foundation of Canton, Foundations

South Carolina Center for Fathers and Families announces new board members

The South Carolina Center for Fathers and Families, which works to create stronger, more successful families by helping fathers build the skills they need to be responsible and engaged, recently announced the appointment of three new members to its board of trustees. Joining the board are: Dezmond Bernard Sumter, MD, family medicine specialist; Belinda Cook, assistant vice president of human resources, Colonial Life & Accident Insurance Company; and, Julian A. Ratterree Jr. (Jay), senior vice president, United Bank.…

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South Carolina Center for Fathers and Families, Outreach

Cleveland Bridge Builders chooses Joseph’s Home for leadership project

The recent issue of Joseph's Journey, the biannual newsletter of Joseph’s Home, features an article about how several participants from the Cleveland Bridge Builders program spent several months evaluating the work environment at Joseph's Home and then making recommendations to help enhance efforts to retain, develop and recruit a diverse staff. The newsletter also has an update about the Mary's Home Capital Campaign, a recap of the Perseverance in Hope: 2021 virtual benefit luncheon, which raised more than $60,000, news updates and more.…

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Joseph's Home, Outreach

Multiple health system ministries participating in annual #weGiveCatholic online crowdfunding event November 30

Several ministries of the Sisters of Charity Health System are participating in the annual online day of Catholic giving in Northeast Ohio. The event, #weGiveCatholic, happens Tuesday, November 30, which is Giving Tuesday, a national day of giving for nonprofits. You can help by making a gift and/or sharing the news. Donating is a seamless experience you can do from your computer or mobile device any time from midnight until 11:59 p.m. on November 30. Secure, tax-deductible donations will be accepted on the website weGiveCatholic.org.…

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Sisters of Charity Health System, Regina Health Center, St. Vincent Charity Medical Center, Light of Hearts Villa, Joseph's Home

Sisters of Charity Foundation of Cleveland part of local coalition that raises more than $5.8 million to start nonprofit newsroom

A coalition of Cleveland-based organizations - including the Sisters of Charity Foundation of Cleveland - and the American Journalism Project are partnering to launch an independent, community-led, nonprofit newsroom serving Cleveland. Cleveland’s newsroom, slated for launch in 2022, will produce high-quality journalism on a daily basis that centers community voices and lets residents help set the agenda for newsgathering. The coalition of philanthropies has raised more than $5.8 million to date for the organization.…

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Sisters of Charity Foundation of Cleveland, Foundations

Mary's Home blessing brings ministry closer to serving medically fragile women who are experiencing homelessness

On November 3, the dream to serve the physical and mental health needs of medically fragile women experiencing homelessness became a step closer to reality with the blessing of Mary's Home. Mary's Home is a 10-bed facility that was a former school and daycare center adjacent to Joseph’s Home. It is expected to open in early 2022 and will serve greater Cleveland’s population of single, adult women who are experiencing homelessness and have acute medical conditions.…

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Joseph's Home, Outreach

Sisters of Charity Foundation of South Carolina awards $720,500 in grant funding

The Sisters of Charity Foundation of South Carolina awarded 95 grants totaling $720,500 to South Carolina nonprofit organizations. Each organization is working to better the lives of those experiencing poverty in South Carolina. Since 1996, the Sisters of Charity Foundation of South Carolina has awarded more than 3,200 grants to South Carolina nonprofits totaling nearly $81 million.…

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Sisters of Charity Foundation of South Carolina, Foundations

Fatherhood program helps guide father on journey to obtain custody of his children

Russell Knight came to the fatherhood program at Father to Father, Inc. feeling frustrated. He felt he was doing everything within his power to overcome his past. Through the fatherhood program, Russell has improved his mindset, communication skills and parenting skills. He has gained a new perspective on his world and does everything he can to share with others the motivation and kindness he has found in the fatherhood program with others. Father to Father, Inc. is a program of the the South Carolina Center for Fathers and Families.…

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South Carolina Center for Fathers and Families, Outreach

Foundation's Generative Spirits podcast features Sr. Rita Mary Harwood, SND, reflecting on 25 years working for the Diocese of Cleveland

The Sisters of Charity Foundation of Cleveland has released the latest episode of its podcast, Generative Spirits: Conversations with Catholic Sisters. In this two-part podcast, Sister Rita Mary Harwood, SND, reflects on more than 25 years working for the Diocese of Cleveland, where she initiated ministries to several historically marginalized groups, including the incarcerated, the LGBTQ community, migrant families and refugees.…

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Sisters of Charity Foundation of Cleveland, Foundations

Ask Congress to Urge the Administration to Advocate Reconciliation Priorities

The Sisters of Charity Health System joins the Catholic Health Association of the United States in asking Congress to contact President Biden to push for inclusion of important health and social needs policies in the reconciliation package being negotiated with Congress. The forthcoming Build Back Better legislation presents a historic opportunity to truly aid the most marginalized in our country by providing resources to the elderly, working families, children, immigrants and low-income, minority and rural populations who need support in the face of challenges posed by the pandemic and ongoing inequality and poverty.…

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Advocacy, Sisters of Charity Health System, Catholic Health Association

Cleveland Central Promise Neighborhood Champions of Central nominations due by October 27

The Cleveland Central Promise Neighborhood annually honors individuals who have made significant contributions to the vibrancy of the Central neighborhood through its Champions of Central awards. Nominations for this year's Champions of Central awards are due by Wednesday, October 27. Champions of Central are ideally either residents of the Central neighborhood or staff members at Central-serving organizations who help partnering organizations fulfill their missions and make significant contributions to the vibrancy of the neighborhood.…

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Promise Neighborhood, Sisters of Charity Foundation of Cleveland, Foundations

A Place 4 Me featured on NPR's 1A about navigating foster care during the pandemic

According to the American Academy of Pediatrics, nearly 140,000 children lost a caregiver or parent due to pandemic-related causes. So where do those children go? Some of them could end up in the foster care system. But that system is already strained and facing new challenges because of COVID-19. What has the pandemic meant for the state of foster care? Kai Cotton, youth navigator at A Place 4 Me, spoke to WAMU's "1A" about her experience working with young people who have aged out of the foster care system and the many barriers to their growth and well-being. The Sisters of Charity Foundation of Cleveland is a longtime partner and supporter of the A Place 4 Me initiative.…

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Sisters of Charity Foundation of Cleveland, Foundations

Health Campus partners talk community engagement on WOVU

The Sisters of Charity Foundation of Cleveland plans to construct a health campus, a space that provides care for the whole person, addressing medical needs as well as social and economic challenges. The new campus will continue the legacy of the Sisters of Charity’s commitment to serving the spiritual, physical and emotional needs of the community. Many local organizations will be involved in bringing this health campus to life. Richaun Bunton of Cleveland Central Promise Neighborhood, Dr. Shemariah Arki of Sankofa Circle International and Chris Kroner of MASS Design sat down with TC Lewis of WOVU in early October to talk about their ongoing process for community engagement within the Central neighborhood and the next steps toward a vision for the health campus.…

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Sisters of Charity Foundation of Cleveland, Promise Neighborhood, Foundations

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