September 25, 2020

Joseph's Journey: Joseph's Home works to overcome the identification crisis for people experiencing homelessness

The recent issue of Joseph's Journey, the biannual newsletter of Joseph’s Home, features an article about the identification crisis facing people experiencing homelessness, as well as information about Perseverance in Hope, the Joseph's Home virtual benefit luncheon happening October 28, a letter from Executive Director Beth Graham about creating change for a better world for all, news updates and more.

September 18, 2020

Health system ministries in Stark County part of collaborative to help families at risk for infant mortality

Toward Health Resiliency for Infant Vitality & Equity (THRIVE) in Stark County, Ohio, works to determine the factors that lead to infant mortality in the Canton community and reduce the overall infant mortality rate as well as the disparity in birth outcomes relative to white and black infants. The Sisters of Charity Foundation of Canton is a funder of the program and the Early Childhood Resource Center is a community partner/referring agency for the program. Radio station WKSU recently highlighted work of the THRIVE program. [More]
September 15, 2020

Health System welcomes and celebrates the Most Reverend Edward C. Malesic, JCL, as 12th Bishop of the Catholic Diocese of Cleveland

On behalf of our ministries, the Sisters of Charity Health System welcomes and celebrates the Most Reverend Edward C. Malesic, JCL, who was installed Monday, September 14, as the 12th Bishop of the Catholic Diocese of Cleveland. The health system was pleased to present the livestream of Bishop Malesic’s installation, which is available online. [More]
September 9, 2020

Sisters of Charity Foundation of Cleveland part of Sisters on the Frontlines collaborative that receives national recognition

The Sisters of Charity Foundation of Cleveland is part of a collaborative working to share relief grants with Catholic sisters serving individuals and families affected by COVID-19. The Sisters on the Frontlines initiative led by FADICA, GHR Foundation and others, inspired a second pilot program in Northeast Ohio, with $1,000 grants for more than 60 sisters in congregations across the Cleveland, Akron and Youngstown areas. Global Sisters Report, an online publication of National Catholic Reporter, highlighted the initiative and featured foundation senior program officer Margaret Eigsti in a recent story. [More]
September 4, 2020

A Hope and a Future: Fatherhood program of the South Carolina Center for Fathers and Families featured in Columbia Metropolitan Magazine

Midlands Fatherhood Coalition, a program of the the South Carolina Center for Fathers and Families, is featured in this month’s edition of Columbia Metropolitan Magazine. The article, entitled “A Hope and a Future,” gives insight to the many layers of life that fatherhood programs can touch in helping dads, children, families and communities grow stronger. The article begins with the journey of Devin Bartos, a young father who managed to escape a destructive lifestyle and become the responsible, nurturing dad he had always want to be to his son. The feature also gives an overview of how the program works, especially in bettering outcomes for children. [More]
August 31, 2020

Opinion: A disastrous Census undercount looms. Act now to protect NE Ohio’s future.

Information being collected right now for the 2020 Census will shape how hundreds of billions of dollars in federal funds flow into communities for the next 10 years. Counting everyone in a community helps leaders effectively plan for the future and informs funding decisions for critical public services. 2020 Census response rates vary significantly throughout Northeast Ohio. In the city of Cleveland, not even half (47.9%) of households have been counted yet. A Sunday opinion piece on urged everyone to respond to the census before the September 30 deadline. [More]
August 25, 2020

Sisters of Charity Foundation of South Carolina president discusses the nonprofit reaction to COVID-19 and what recovery looks like on health care podcast

Sisters of Charity of South Carolina Foundation President Tom Keith recently spoke about how the organization is supporting nonprofits on the frontlines of the pandemic on Taking the Pulse - A Health Care Podcast. Keith and the hosts discussed how the nonprofit world has reacted to COVID-19 and what recovery looks like. Keith discussed how the pandemic has altered how the foundation assists communities, including the formation of new partnerships and quickly awarding nearly 30 grants to address COVID-19 related problems through an emergency COVID-19 fund. [More]
August 19, 2020

Mercy Medical Center honored with Mission: Lifeline Gold Receiving Achievement Award from the American Heart Association

Mercy Medical Center has received the Mission: Lifeline® Gold Receiving Quality Achievement Award for implementing specific quality improvement measures outlined by the American Heart Association for the treatment of patients who suffer severe heart attacks. [More]
August 17, 2020

St. Vincent Charity among group of hospitals and colleges partnering to build talent pipeline

Cleveland hospitals, including St. Vincent Charity Medical Center, and area colleges are teaming up to build a strong health care workforce. The initiative, known as the Workforce Connect Healthcare Sector Partnership, creates a health care talent pipeline, while also ensuring that job seekers have career pathways with family-sustaining wages. [More]
August 17, 2020

Mercy Medical Center awarded more than $956,000 for COVID-19 response

The U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and the Ohio Emergency Management Agency (Ohio EMA) have awarded $956,059.90 to Mercy Medical Center for federal disaster aid to help respond to the COVID-19 pandemic. Mercy is expanding two operating rooms for negative pressure to prevent airborne spread of the disease and purchasing a COVID-19 Module for molecular testing capabilities to test for COVID in its lab, as well as purchasing a portable X-ray machine. [More]

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