March 27, 2020

Regina Health Center resident helps the homeless during COVID-19 pandemic

The St. Paschal Baylon Helping Hands Ministry has never missed a weekly delivery of meals and supplies to the homeless in Cleveland since it was founded by Regina Health Center resident Deacon Joseph Bourgeois, SSS, in 2008—and that even includes Christmas day. While the COVID-19 pandemic has shut much of the state down, it hasn’t shut down the urgent needs of the homeless. Deacon Joe has been hard at work from his room at Regina Health Center helping the homeless and serving as an example of everyone doing their part and serving others during this uncertain time. [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 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]
January 6, 2020

Sisters of Charity Health System Names New Senior Vice President of Mission and Ministry

The Sisters of Charity Health System has named James Armour as senior vice president of mission and ministry. In this role, he will give leadership and oversight to mission and values across the health system. He will oversee programs and processes to ensure the decisions, policies and programs of the health system and all operating units are consistent with the mission, philosophy, faith obligations and values of the Sisters of Charity of St. Augustine, as well as the elements of Catholic identity and the social teachings of the Catholic Church. [More]
January 6, 2020

St. Vincent Charity chief nursing officer featured in Northeast Ohio Year of the Nurse 2020 story

In 2019, the World Health Organization declared 2020 to be the Year of the Nurse and Midwife. ​A group of NEO universities and colleges, health care providers, hospital systems and nursing professional organizations heeded the call to celebrate the incredible work of nurses and to promote the nursing profession. The Northeast Ohio Year of the Nurse 2020 highlights the innovative and inspiring stories of nurses in the region, and recently featured St. Vincent Charity Medical Center Chief Nursing Officer Barbara Moran for one of its daily nursing stories. [More]
November 27, 2019

Mercy Medical Center employee honored with Ohio Society for Health Care Facilities Management's Eagle Award

The Ohio Society for Health Care Facilities Management (OSHFM) named Nick Bagnolo, administrative director of support services at Mercy Medical Center and vice president of construction & facilities for the Sisters of Charity Health System (SCHS), as a 2019 Eagle Award recipient. This award recognizes the facility manager who has demonstrated outstanding performance, leadership and made significant contributions in energy efficiency, health care engineering or facilities management. Nick is one of just two individuals in Ohio to receive the OSHFM 2019 Eagle Award. [More]
November 19, 2019

Mercy Medical Center nurse navigator receives Susan G. Komen Leslie’s Angel Award

Mercy Medical Center’s Diane Wofsey, nurse navigator with Mercy Breast Care Center, received the Susan G. Komen Northeast Ohio 2019 Leslie’s Angel Award at the Komen Breast Cancer Survivors Symposium. Named in remembrance of breast cancer patient and activist Leslie Jones, the Leslie’s Angel Award recognizes the highest level of volunteerism, teamwork, enthusiasm, leadership and long-term commitment in the fight against breast cancer. [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]

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