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 Institute, Center 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
March 20, 2023
Crain's Cleveland Business publishes Joseph & Mary's Home letter about importance of funding medical respite programs for people experiencing homelessness
Crain's Cleveland Business published an op/ed letter in this week's print and digital editions from Joseph & Mary's Home Executive Director Beth Graham. She wrote about the importance of medical respite care for medically fragile people experiencing homelessness and the importance of local governments in supporting these vital programs.
March 17, 2023
Sisters of Charity Foundation of South Carolina president pens commentary about support for kinship caregivers
There are close to 70,000 children in South Carolina who are known to be living in the care of kin, including relatives or non-related loved ones. In a recent commentary that appeared on the Children's Trust of South Carolina Policy Forum and in The Post and Courier, Sisters of Charity Foundation of South Carolina President Donna Waites amplifies the voices of kinship families by highlighting their incredible strengths and challenges, voicing support for the nonprofits providing resources, and encouraging impactful legislation.
March 14, 2023
The Repository: Meet Marisa Rohn, president of Sisters of Charity Foundation of Canton
The [Canton] Repository runs a "five questions with" feature article each Sunday that showcases a member of the Stark County community. The Repository most recently featured Marisa Rohn, president of the Sisters of Charity Foundation of Canton, which is a ministry of the Sisters of Charity Health System.
March 10, 2023
Sisters of Charity Foundation of Cleveland and partners moving ahead with Cuyahoga County's first youth drop-in center
After years of planning and development, young people with lived expertise in homelessness are leading the launch of a youth drop-in center in Cleveland's Ohio City neighborhood. In February, Cleveland’s Board of Zoning Appeals gave the go-ahead on the next stage of launching the center. A Place 4 Me, the Sisters of Charity Foundation of Cleveland and the Cuyahoga County Office of Homeless Services has partnered with Lutheran Metropolitan Ministry (LMM), young adult leaders, local funders and service providers to introduce the drop-in center where young people seeking housing stability can find respite, resources and safety.