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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

St. Vincent Charity Medical Center is recognized for numerous centers of excellence, including its Spine and Orthopedic InstituteCenter for Bariatric Surgery, Health Literacy Institute, 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

November 28, 2022

The Journey: Residents at Joseph & Mary's Home find peace in outdoor spaces

With an updated ministry name - Joseph & Mary's Home - comes an updated name for its bi-annual newsletter, which is now called The Journey. The most recent issue of The Journey features an article about outdoor healing spaces, a recap of the Perseverance in Hope fundraising luncheon, news updates and more.

Joseph & Mary's Home, Outreach

November 22, 2022

Multiple health system ministries participating in annual #weGiveCatholic online fundraising event November 29

More than 220 Catholic entities, including schools, parishes and Catholic nonprofits are participating in the seventh annual #weGiveCatholic on Nov. 29, which is Giving Tuesday. The 24-hour online day of giving combines fun and fundraising for participating entities. By designating Joseph & Mary's Home, Light of Hearts Villa or Regina Health Center, any gifts you contribute will benefit these Sisters of Charity Health System ministries directly and place them in the running to receive cash prizes and secure matching gifts, increasing the impact of your donation.

Joseph's Home, Light of Hearts Villa, Regina Health Center, Outreach, health care

November 21, 2022

A Father's Place unveils new mural that represents ministry's work around fatherhood

A Father's Place, which is a program of the South Carolina Center for Fathers and Families, recently held a ribbon cutting for a new mural on the exterior of its facility. The mural represents the work of the program, which serves as a resource center to help fathers learn how to become responsible fathers and co-parents. The mural includes a girl and a boy with a tree blooming out of the boy’s backpack and a sprout in the girl’s hands.

South Carolina Center for Fathers and Families, Outreach

November 16, 2022

With support from Sisters of Charity Foundation of Cleveland, groundbreaking nonprofit local news organization launches in Cleveland

Signal Cleveland, a groundbreaking nonprofit local news organization that fuses community building with reporting, officially launched Tuesday, November 15, unveiling a website full of community resources and civic tools as well as the newsroom’s first stories. A coalition of Cleveland-based organizations - including the Sisters of Charity Foundation of Cleveland - partnered to launch this independent, community-led, nonprofit newsroom serving Cleveland.

Sisters of Charity Foundation of Cleveland, Foundations