September 22, 2015

Sisters of Charity Foundation of South Carolina awards $111,000 to support women religious

The Sisters of Charity Foundation of South Carolina has awarded $111,000 in Collaboration for Ministry Initiative (CMI) grants to support eight women religious grantees. Since its inception, the foundation has supported women religious (Catholic nuns) in their efforts with the poor and underserved members of society. [More]
September 18, 2015

Plain Dealer Subscribers: Vote now to help Joseph's Home

Joseph's Home needs the vote of all subscribers to The Plain Dealer to receive free advertising, publicity and a cash prize in the 2015 Good News Giving Program. All votes must be cast online at mediainsiderrewards.com by 11:59 p.m. on September 18. [More]
September 16, 2015

Mercy receives second consecutive American Heart Association gold plus quality achievement award

For a second consecutive year, Mercy Medical Center is the recipient of the American Heart Association’s Mission: Lifeline® GOLD PLUS Receiving Award, which recognizes the hospital has reached an achievement score of 75 percent or greater for treating STEMI (ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction) transfer patients within 120 minutes. [More]
September 15, 2015

Foundation and outreach ministries in South Carolina featured on front page of The State

The State newspaper in Columbia, South Carolina, published a front page feature on Sunday, September 12th, about the impact and continuing mission of the Sisters of Charity Foundation of South Carolina, Healthy Learners, and the South Carolina Center for Fathers and Families. All three of these nonprofit entities carry forward a commitment to serving unmet needs of individuals, families and communities as established by the Sisters of Charity of St. Augustine as part of the Sisters of Charity Health System. [More]
September 11, 2015

A letter to the editor from Leo M. Spellacy of Cleveland, retired judge on the 8th District Court of Appeals

In response to the announcement that Sisters of Charity Health System and University Hospitals announce plans to transfer sole ownership of St. John Medical Center in Westlake to UH, The Plain Dealer received and published a letter to the editor from Leo M. Spellacy of Cleveland, retired judge on the 8th District Court of Appeals. [More]
September 4, 2015

Mercy Medical Center Honors Local EMS with STEMI Cup award

Mercy Medical Center recently hosted its annual appreciation dinner for local emergency medical squads (EMS), with more than 300 people attending. During the dinner, Mercy presented its STEMI (St Elevation Myocardial Infarction) Cup award to the Greentown Fire Department for achieving the best door to balloon angioplasty time of eight minutes and 22 seconds for the first half of 2015. [More]
September 2, 2015

Sisters of Charity Foundation of South Carolina awards $76,194 to 25 Caritas grantees

The Sisters of Charity Foundation of South Carolina has awarded $76,194 to 25 Caritas grantees in the first award cycle of 2015. The purpose of the Caritas Grants program is to provide support to organizations dealing with situational poverty or crisis poverty. [More]
August 31, 2015

Sisters of Charity Health System and University Hospitals announce plans to transfer sole ownership of St. John Medical Center in Westlake to UH

The Sisters of Charity Health System (SCHS) and University Hospitals (UH) have signed an agreement to transfer sole ownership of St. John Medical Center in Westlake to UH. The announcement follows a five-year agreement under which UH was the managing member of their co-ownership of the hospital. The agreement is expected to be finalized within 60 days, subject to regulatory review. St. John Medical Center is a 204-bed, full-service, nonprofit, acute care hospital providing comprehensive health care to residents of western Cuyahoga and eastern Lorain counties. The medical center, which has been co-owned by UH and SCHS since 1999, is a leading provider of Catholic health care. The legacy of Catholic health care at St. John Medical Center will be continued through a commitment by UH to be accountable to the Bishop of the Diocese of Cleveland. UH leadership will work with the Bishop to create a mission and values committee to ensure that all of the vital components of the hospital’s Catholic identity continue. [More]
August 28, 2015

South Carolina Center for Fathers and Families board welcomes new member

Warren Bolton, a Columbia, South Carolina, native and longtime editor at The State newspaper, has joined the board of the South Carolina Center for Fathers and Families. As an associate editor on the newspaper’s editorial board, Bolton has written often about the work the center does. [More]
August 27, 2015

Healthy Learners hosts community meeting

Healthy Learners hosted a community meeting August 26 in Georgetown, South Carolina, to share with community members, service providers and supporters the impact the program has had and continues to have in the area and across the state. [More]

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