October 1, 2019

Mercy Development Foundation awards Sr. Judith Ann Karam, CSA, St. Augustine Award for Distinguished Service

The Mercy Development Foundation, which supports the mission of Mercy Medical Center, honored Sister Judith Ann Karam, CSA, congregational leader of the Sisters of Charity of St. Augustine with its 2019 St. Augustine Award for Distinguished Service During its annual Founders Day ceremony and donor recognition event. This award recognizes individuals whose leadership and vision have impacted and transformed the medical center. [More]
September 30, 2019

SOCF Innovation Mission fellowship leads to historic Cleveland legislation

Two years after the launch of the first Innovation Mission fellowship, the Sisters of Charity Foundation of Cleveland is celebrating a major success: On September 30, Cleveland became only the fourth city in the United States to pass legislation for a true right to counsel for tenants facing eviction. This legislation was introduced and developed by the Housing Justice Alliance, a collaboration between the Legal Aid Society of Cleveland, Cleveland City Council, the Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association and the Cleveland Academy of Trial Attorneys. Hazel Remesch, supervising attorney at Legal Aid and a founder of the Alliance, used her time and resources as an Innovation Mission fellow to develop and launch the work that led to today’s announcement. [More]
September 27, 2019

Sisters of Charity Health System Signs Letter of Intent for Mercy Medical Center to Join Cleveland Clinic

Cleveland Clinic and the Sisters of Charity Health System today signed a non-binding letter of intent to explore Mercy Medical Center becoming a full member of the Cleveland Clinic health system while maintaining its Catholic identity through sponsorship by the Sisters of Charity of St. Augustine.

The Sisters of Charity Health System, which is the sole member of Mercy Medical Center, and Cleveland Clinic will begin a careful and thorough review to complete the due diligence process that will outline how they will move forward to best meet the health care needs of residents in Stark County and surrounding communities. [More]
September 27, 2019

Mercy Medical Center receives 11th consecutive EPA ENERGY STAR certification

For the 11th consecutive year, Mercy Medical Center has again been awarded the U.S. EPA’s ENERGY STAR certification—one of only three hospitals in the United States, and the only one in Ohio, to earn this designation. Each year the hospital’s main campus, a facility of 1 million square feet that’s a blend of old and new construction, saves nearly $1 million in energy costs. [More]
September 26, 2019

Sisters of Charity Foundation of Cleveland board members discuss the power of a diverse board

Members of the board of directors at the Sisters of Charity Foundation of Cleveland (SOCF) spoke about their calling to serve, their admiration for the foundation and the passions that bring them to tears in a recent panel discussion at the Cleveland History Center. The program was hosted by The Soul of Philanthropy Cleveland, an exhibition designed to uplift stories of black philanthropy and the unique models of giving within the African-American community. [More]
September 24, 2019

Healthy Learners names new executive director

The Healthy Learners Board of Trustees has selected Amy Splittgerber as the new executive director of the organization, which is a faith-based non-profit that connects school-aged children to health care providers to help remove barriers to school success. Splittgerber has more than 20 years of experience in public health, including serving as the founding director for two non-profit organizations focused on fostering sustainable, healthy communities. [More]
September 23, 2019

St. Vincent Charity physician discusses reverse shoulder surgery for complex shoulder joint conditions

Reverse shoulder replacement surgery provides an effective treatment for the millions of Americans suffering from chronic pain but for whom traditional replacement is not an option. Dr. John Krebs, a surgeon with the Spine & Orthopedic Institute at St. Vincent Charity Medical Center, is a specialist in this advanced surgical procedure. He regularly sees patients who have suffered with shoulder pain and limited mobility for decades, unaware there is help available. [More]
September 19, 2019

Joseph's Journey: Art therapy helps Joseph's Home residents overcome traumatic experiences

The recent issue of Joseph's Journey, the biannual newsletter of Joseph’s Home, features an article about a partnership the ministry formed with Ursuline College to provide art therapy as part of the holistic healing process for residents. Read the complete Joseph's Journey newsletter for additional news, upcoming events, stories of how Joseph’s Home carries out its mission, and more. [More]
September 18, 2019

Sisters of Charity Foundation of Cleveland's Ministry Leadership Program participant reflects on her experience

The Sisters of Charity Foundation of Cleveland's Ministry Leadership Program serves young adult campus ministers and faith formation staff at sister-led, sister-founded schools and colleges throughout Northeast Ohio. Michalena Mezzopera, a theology teacher at Notre Dame-Cathedral Latin School in Chardon, Ohio, is a participant in the Ministry Leadership Program and recently reflected on her experience in the program to date. [More]
September 13, 2019

Sisters of Charity Foundation of South Carolina announces 2019 Unsung Hero Award recipients for kinship care

As part of its kinship care initiative, the Sisters of Charity Foundation of South Carolina recently awarded it 2019 Unsung Hero Award to three of South Carolina’s kinship caregivers who have provided outstanding care to children for more than a year. “The recipients of this year’s Unsung Hero Award couldn’t be more deserving. They’ve faced challenges that many people can’t imagine, and they’ve done so with grace and courage. We’re proud to honor them,” said Tom Keith, foundation president. [More]

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