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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

September 21, 2021

Joseph's Home executive director and Perseverance in Hope keynote speaker to talk about medical respite Sept 22 on Ideastream Public Media

Joseph's Home Executive Director Beth Graham and Bobby Watts, keynote speaker for the upcoming Perseverance in Hope Benefit Luncheon and National Health Care for the Homeless Council CEO, will talk about medical respite and its importance in the community on Ideastream Public Media’s program, The Sound of Ideas, on Wednesday, September 22, at 9 a.m.

Joseph's Home, Outreach

September 17, 2021

Ask Congress to Include Ministry Priorities in Reconciliation Bill

The Sisters of Charity Health System joins the Catholic Health Association in urging Congress to include important provisions to expand health coverage and provide resources for safety net programs in the reconciliation package currently being drafted in the House. Please ask your members of Congress to make sure these important measures are included in a final legislative package.

Advocacy, Sisters of Charity Health System, Catholic Health Association

September 16, 2021

St. Vincent Charity first hospital in Ohio to perform total knee replacement procedures with next-generation robot system

St. Vincent Charity Medical Center is among the first health care facilities in the United States and the first health care facility in Ohio to utilize the second-generation TSolution One® Total Knee Application for total knee arthroplasty (TKA) from THINK Surgical, Inc. Bernard Stulberg, M.D., an orthopedic surgeon with the Spine & Orthopedic Institute at St. Vincent Charity, performed the first procedure with the new system in late August. THINK's TSolution One robot system for TKA supports an open implant library, giving surgeons a choice of implants from different manufacturers, facilitating greater patient customization.

St. Vincent Charity Medical Center, health care

September 14, 2021

Generative Spirits podcast from the Sisters of Charity Foundation of Cleveland discusses commitment to El Salvador

The Diocese of Cleveland has had a connection to El Salvador since it sent priests, nuns and lay volunteers to the country in 1964 to assist dioceses and support parish life in countries where there was a need for more ministers. COAR, the Community of St. Oscar A. Romero, was founded in 1980 as an orphanage by a Cleveland Diocese Mission Team priest during El Salvador’s civil war. Today, COAR Children’s Village continues its mission to serve vulnerable children and the community with foster care for 50-100 children; schooling for 1,000 children; and, a clinic, pharmacy and other services for

Sisters of Charity Foundation of Cleveland, Foundations