March 19, 2020

Health system shares concerns with Catholic Health World about Medicaid block grant proposal

While federal officials are pitching their proposal to offer block grants for Medicaid expansion funding as a way to give states more flexibility over their health care programs and expenses, the Catholic Health Association of the United States fears the change will ultimately mean less care and for fewer people. Heather Stoll, vice president of external affairs for the Sisters of Charity Health System, told Catholic Health World, the association's publication, that the health system shares the concerns that the new block grant proposal could be the start of a wave of changes that erodes the safety net provided to low-income individuals and families by Medicaid. [More]
March 18, 2020

Sisters of Charity Foundation of South Carolina response to COVID-19

In the face of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Sisters of Charity Foundation of South Carolina is encouraging everyone to continue to financially support organizations as they deal with higher volumes due to school closings, lack of childcare, potential job losses and a myriad of other reasons, including unpredictable health challenges. [More]
March 13, 2020

Mercy Medical Center first in Ohio to offer new robot-controlled waterjet treatment for patients suffering from enlarged prostate symptoms

Mercy Medical Center announced there is new hope for men in Stark, Tuscarawas and surrounding counties who suffer from lower urinary tract symptoms (LUTS) as a result of benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH), which is a non-cancerous enlargement of the prostate. The new treatment, called Aquablation® therapy, is performed by the AQUABEAM® System which uses a robot-controlled waterjet to remove the enlarged prostate tissue. Mercy Medical Center is currently the only hospital in Ohio to offer this new treatment. [More]
March 9, 2020

Catholic Sisters Week 2020: NEO Catholic sisters serve with freedom, solidarity and spirit

It's Catholic Sisters Week 2020 and across the country, communities are celebrating the mission and work of Catholic sisters and the impact they have had on individuals, neighborhoods and organizations. The Sisters of Charity Foundation of Cleveland is one sister-founded ministry focused on eliminating the root causes of poverty in greater Cleveland. To honor its trailblazing, risk-taking foundresses, the foundation strives to support Catholic sisters in maintaining their legacies, sustaining their ministries and carrying forward their commitment to service through new generations of religious and non-religious leadership. [More]
March 4, 2020

Changing a system starts with an idea. Sisters of Charity Foundation of Cleveland’s The Innovation Mission fellowship asks: What’s yours?

Systems-level change can come from one simple idea. If your idea, your network or your passion is pulling you toward challenging the status quo, the Sisters of Charity Foundation of Cleveland wants you to apply for The Innovation Mission fellowship. The foundation is seeking accomplished individuals from all corners of the professional world to become the next class of fellows who will work on simple innovations that can help overcome barriers and reveal opportunities for growth. [More]
February 27, 2020

Sisters of Charity Foundation of Canton helps Akron-Canton Regional Foodbank near capital goal

The Akron-Canton Regional Foodbank has raised $8.5 million of the $11.5 million needed to build in Canton and expand in Akron, with help from the Sisters of Charity Foundation of Canton and seven other “Leadership Investors” that gave at least $500,000 each. The total expansion will triple cooler space, lessen the travel distance for partners in the greater Canton area and engage up to 300 more pantries, shelters and other agencies. [More]
February 24, 2020

SCHS communicator appointed to the board of The Center for Community Solutions

Heather Stoll, vice president of external affairs for the Sisters of Charity Health System, has been appointed to The Center for Community Solutions Board of Directors for a three-year term. [More]
February 20, 2020

Sr. Judith Ann Karam, CSA, joins other faith-based leaders in Washington, D.C., to spread the word about the importance of the 2020 Census

The U.S. Census Bureau convened faith-based leaders from across the country for the 2020 Census Interfaith Summit February 18 at the Washington National Cathedral in Washington, D.C., to discuss the importance of encouraging members of their communities to respond to the 2020 Census. Sister Judith Ann Karam, CSA, congregational leader for the Sisters of Charity of St. Augustine, was part of the panel discussion. Her message and those of other faith-based leaders were shared nationally on NPR. [More]
February 17, 2020

Rosary Hall donor establishes endowment to help support uninsured and under-insured patients

Gary Storch freely admits that he would not be alive today if it wasn’t for Rosary Hall at St. Vincent Charity Medical Center. He started drinking at the age of 15 and came to Rosary Hall in the late 1970s at the age of 18. He was without health insurance and without money to pay for much-needed alcohol addiction treatment—and without hope. More than 40 years later, he wanted to show his gratitude by donating half of his life savings to establish the Gary and Patty Storch Endowment at Rosary Hall to support uninsured and under-insured patients to help them get treatment. [More]
February 13, 2020

Regina Health Center welcomes new director of nursing

Regina Health Center has named Marlene “Marti” Shivak, RN, as director of nursing. Regina Health Center is a faith-based skilled nursing and assisted living facility based in Richfield serving Northeast Ohio. In this role, Shivak oversees day-to-day operations of the nursing department and staff, and directs and supports the nursing team as they care for residents to ensure the delivery of high quality, compassionate nursing care. [More]

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