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Health Care

An Overview of Our Ministries in Health Care

Pope John Paul the II defined health as “Health is a dynamic tension towards physical, mental, social, and spiritual harmony, and not only the absence of illness…”

The provision of quality health care to all people is a Sisters of Charity Health System hallmark that touches everything we do.

The roots of this ministry lie within the more than 160-year legacy of the Sisters of Charity of St. Augustine.

The Sisters of Charity Health System solely owns two Catholic hospitals: St. Vincent Charity Medical Center in Cleveland, Ohio, and Mercy Medical Center in Canton, Ohio.

The Sisters of Charity Health System provides residential eldercare services at Regina Health Center in Richfield, Ohio, and Light of Hearts Villa in Bedford, Ohio.

These organizations have earned national recognition for cutting-edge achievements in clinical practice and innovation, active involvement in meeting ever-changing community needs, and shared commitment to representing the compassion and excellence that distinguishes Catholic health care.

What is Catholic Health care?

In short, Catholic health care providers see their work as an extension of the healing ministry of Jesus Christ and the Catholic Church.

The Sisters of Charity of St. Augustine have been devoted to healing since 1851. Their philosophy and mission exemplify the belief that Catholic hospitals continue the healing ministry of Jesus through direct care, outreach services and related health and human services activities. They collaborate with others in bringing services to those who need them most.

Health care is in the midst of rapid change, but the Catholic character of the mission remains a constant within the Sisters of Charity of St. Augustine. They continue to seek ways to meet emerging needs while at the same time supporting their present ministries. More than 160 years of devotion to healing is alive and well through the Sisters of Charity of St. Augustine.

The Sisters of Charity Health System follows the Ethical and Religious Directives for Catholic Health Care Services from the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops. This document offers moral guidance, drawn from the Catholic Church's theological and moral teachings, on various aspects of health care delivery.

St. Vincent Charity Medical Center

Based in Cleveland, Ohio, St. Vincent Charity Medical Center is recognized for numerous centers of excellence, including its Spine and Orthopedic InstituteCenter for Bariatric Surgery and Health Literacy Institute, as well as its Cardiovascular Services and Behavioral Health services.

Light of Hearts Villa

Light of Hearts Villa is committed to serving seniors with grace and integrity through quality, affordable services. Guided by faith, Light of Hearts Villa provides an enhanced, enriched and improved quality of life for older adults and their families.

Regina Health Center

Located in Richfield, Ohio, Regina Health Center is a licensed facility that includes 101 nursing beds, 54 assisted living care units, and a special care unit for dementia.

Recent Blog Posts

June 22, 2021

Catholic Health World features St. Vincent Charity Medical Center in cover story on escalating demand for behavioral health services

Most Americans, directly or indirectly, experience behavioral health challenges at some point in their lives. For some, it’s a life-long struggle that drains resources and fractures families. In greater Cleveland, persons with mental illness and addiction have some of the direst needs, which have been further exacerbated by Covid-19. In its June 1 issue, Catholic Health World features St. Vincent Charity Medical Center in a cover story on pandemic stressors driving increased depression, anxiety and substance abuse. Individuals struggling with mental health and addiction challenges not only face a tremendous amount stigma, but they also receive their care from a

St. Vincent Charity Medical Center, Catholic Health Association, health care

June 21, 2021

The Post and Courier highlights work of South Carolina Center for Fathers and Families to help men play active roles in their children's lives

On Father's Day, the Post and Courier (Charleston, South Carolina) highlighted the work the South Carolina Center for Fathers and Families does to help men play active roles in their children's lives and why dads are so vital to the well-being of their children, the safety of communities and the economy of the state. The article also highlighted the impact the Sisters of Charity Foundation of South Carolina has had on the center.

South Carolina Center for Fathers and Families, Sisters of Charity Foundation of South Carolina, Outreach, Foundations

June 17, 2021

Midlands Fatherhood Coalition hosting Daddy & Me 5k Run June 19

After a year on hold, the Midlands Fatherhood Coalition is once again holding its annual Daddy & Me 5K to raise money to continue the organization’s impact in the greater Columbia, South Carolina, area. The Midlands Fatherhood Coalition, which is part of the South Carolina Center for Fathers and Families, is a holistic organization with a mission to engage fathers in the positive support of their children. The group works to enhance support for fatherhood throughout the South Carolina Midlands.

South Carolina Center for Fathers and Families, Outreach

June 15, 2021

Urge Your Lawmakers to Support a Better Way to Repay Act

Hospitals, health systems and other providers struggled greatly to meet the health care needs of the communities they serve as Covid-19 raged across the United States—and they continue to face significant financial challenges because of the pandemic. These providers received just over $100 billion in Medicare Accelerated and Advanced Payment loans during 2020 to help them fight Covid (section 3719 of the CARES Act). Last year, Congress extended the repayment terms of the expanded accelerated and advanced payment policy for Medicare providers, which was a tremendous help to providers. Providers remain very concerned about their ability to pay back the

Advocacy, health care, Sisters of Charity Health System