August 6, 2019

Catholic Community Connection fellow digs into social justice roots at foundation

At 19, Tobias Engel has a longer resume than many individuals two or three times his age – and he is constantly adding more. The Catholic Community Connection summer fellow has spent the last eight weeks working at the Sisters of Charity Foundation of Cleveland (SOCF), where he has organized and supported the foundation’s largest-ever applicant pool for its annual Good Samaritan basic needs grant. [More]
August 5, 2019

Mercy Service League’s 2019 Harvest Ball "French connection" fundraiser set for October 19

Mercy Service League will hold its signature fundraising event for Mercy Medical Center, the Harvest Ball, on Saturday, October 19, at the Alex D. Krassas Center. With a French connection theme, the event promises to be an evening of excitement, elegance, music and dancing as the area’s only gala featuring no auction, no wallet and no program. [More]
August 2, 2019

Canton Repository spotlights SPARK program in article about the importance of reading to children before kindergarten

Studies show children who read with a parent or caregiver before entering kindergarten have increased vocabulary and comprehend learning materials more quickly. SPARK, which stands for Supporting Partnerships to Assure Ready Kids, is a parent-focused intervention program that gets kids ready for kindergarten. The Canton Repository recently spotlighted the program in an article about reading to children before kindergarten to spur vocabulary and comprehension. [More]
July 31, 2019

Catholic Community Connection summer fellows gaining valuable work experience at Catholic ministries

Catholic Community Connection launched its 3rd annual Summer Fellows Program earlier this summer. The program is a 10-week internship that offers students from Catholic colleges real-world, paid work experience at Catholic ministries throughout Northeast Ohio. This competitive fellowship prepares students mentally, professionally and spiritually as they make decisions regarding their future careers and post-graduate work. Each student has been paired with a mentor associated with the organization to help the student learn more about the organization’s mission. [More]
July 29, 2019

Global Sisters Report highlights anti-poverty work of foundation's The Innovation Mission

Through The Innovation Mission, the Sisters of Charity Foundation of Cleveland helped encourage and develop innovative ideas aimed at breaking down specific barriers faced by low-income families through five fellows. The initiative was officially completed in June, but the projects that came from the initiative are ongoing. The Global Sisters Report recently wrote about these new "poverty-disruption" programs. [More]
July 26, 2019

Sisters of Charity Health System CEO Thomas Strauss to Lead Mercy Medical Center as Paul Hiltz Accepts New Role

The Sisters of Charity Health System today announced President & CEO Thomas J. Strauss will take on the additional role of interim CEO of Mercy Medical Center, one of the health system’s two Catholic hospitals in Ohio. Paul Hiltz, who has led Mercy Medical Center since 2017, has accepted a position with NCH Healthcare System, a two-hospital Mayo Clinic Care Network affiliate in Naples, Fla. [More]
July 26, 2019

Early Childhood Resource Center helping expand in-home child care centers

The city of Canton is trying to increase in-home child care centers and awarded the Early Childhood Resource Center a grant last year to fund training and licensing for in-home providers. The initiative helps people become employed with a business of their own while also helping families in their immediate area that need child care options. The Canton Repository recently wrote about the initiative. [More]
July 25, 2019

Mercy Medical Center receives Get With The Guidelines-Heart Failure Gold Plus Quality Achievement Award

Mercy Medical Center has received the American Heart Association’s Get With The Guidelines®-Heart Failure Gold Plus Quality Achievement Award. The award recognizes the hospital’s commitment to ensuring heart failure patients receive the most appropriate treatment according to nationally recognized, research-based guidelines founded in the latest scientific evidence. The goal is speeding recovery and reducing hospital readmissions for heart failure patients. [More]
July 24, 2019

Sisters of Charity Foundation of South Carolina invests in change agents through Sustaining Partnership grants

The Sisters of Charity Foundation of South Carolina has issued Sustaining Partnership grants to seven organizations with a proven track record of positive, solid outcomes within their communities. Sustaining Partnership grant recipients provide a wide range of services to many of South Carolina’s larger counties. [More]
July 22, 2019

Health system SVP to speak July 24 at Engage! Cleveland’s Next Generation of Women follow-up

When being pulled in a million directions, how do you take the time to care for yourself? Engage! Cleveland is having a discussion with Jan Murphy, senior vice president of mission and ministry at the Sisters of Charity Health System, July 24 from 8:30 - 11:00 a.m. to dive deeper into how to create greater balance by taking care of your body, mind and spirit while avoiding negative self-chatter, over-committing and body shaming. This event is a follow-up from Engage! Cleveland's 2nd annual Next Generation of Women event held March 28. [More]

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