October 10, 2012

Catholic Charities of Cleveland names Sisters of Charity of St. Augustine inaugural Hall of Hope member

The Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Cleveland concluded its yearlong 100th anniversary celebration with an awards dinner on September 29 in Cleveland where it recognized the Sisters of Charity of St. Augustine and several individuals as its first members of the Hall of Hope. Catholic Charities of Cleveland recognized the Sisters of Charity of St. Augustine for being “a cornerstone and driving inspiration of Catholic Charities. First coming from France in 1851 to establish a hospital to serve everyone in Cleveland, those efforts lead to St. Vincent Charity Hospital as we know it today.” More than 500 people attended the awards dinner and heard keynote speaker, Senator George Voinovich (retired), discuss the great service Catholic Charities has brought to all of Ohio. Cleveland Bishop Richard Lennon traced the long history of Catholic Charities through the efforts of the many bishops during the past 100 years. Catholic Charities of Cleveland is the largest Catholic Charities system in the world. The Sisters of Charity Health System was established in 1982 as the parent corporation for the sponsored ministries of the Sisters of Charity of St. Augustine in Ohio and South Carolina.
July 11, 2012

Sisters of Charity Health System awards Caritas Nursing Scholarships in Ohio and South Carolina

The Sisters of Charity Health System has selected four nursing students as recipients of the annual Caritas Nursing Scholarships, with each scholarship in the amount of $2,500. The scholarship was established in recognition of Sr. Mary Patricia Barrett, CSA, for her role in leading the development of the Sisters of Charity Health System. The purpose of the scholarship is to enable employees of the Sisters of Charity of St. Augustine (CSA) sponsored entities and their family members the opportunity to become licensed nurses.   The four students receiving scholarships represent each of the three communities served by the Sisters of Charity Health System: Canton and Cleveland, Ohio, and South Carolina.   The recipients are: Kelly Ellam–Kelly works at St. John Medical Center and attends Cuyahoga Community College. She lives in Olmsted Township, Ohio. Jessica Feador–Jessica works at St. Vincent Charity Medical Center and attends the University of Akron. She lives in Richfield, Ohio. Alivia Greene–Alivia works at Mercy Medical Center and attends Walsh University. She lives in Canton, Ohio. Amerine Arnold–Amerine works at Providence Hospitals and attends Midlands Technical College. She lives in Batesburg, South Carolina.
October 7, 2009

Sr. Cabrini Ferritto honored for her heritage

Sr. Cabrini Ferritto, CSA was recently honored October 5, 2009 at a ceremony held by the City of Cleveland's Italian American Heritage Committee. Sr. Cabrini's story starts in the Blue Rock neighborhood on Cleveland's east side where she was born on April 26, 1932, the daughter of immigrants from Italy's Abruzzo region. Sr. Cabrini entered the Sisters of Charity of St. Augustine (CSA) in 1950. She has served as a teacher and principal in schools across Cleveland, as well as an incredible number of leadership positions within her community and the church. She served 16 years on the CSA Leadership Board of the Sisters of Charity Health System, director of Regina Health Center and Cornerstone Housing and on the board of the National Association of Treasurers of Religious Institutes. Sr. Cabrini has given her life to serving God, her church and her community. When CSA set up a new governance structure in 2007, Sr. Cabrini was one of only three named to share ultimate decision making authority. She is known and respected as a tireless worker who gets things done and makes a real difference. Congratulations, Sr. Cabrini!

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