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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.

Mercy Medical Center

Mercy Medical Center’s centers of excellence include the Mercy Heart Center, Emergency Services/Trauma Center, Emergency Chest Pain Center, Mercy Cancer Center, Regional Rehabilitation Center, Mercy Stoke Center, Mercy Vascular Center and Mercy Robotic Surgery Center.

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

April 20, 2021

Ask your senators for support of the Palliative Care and Hospice Education and Training Act

Several factors—including a growing senior population, increased interest in and use of hospice care, a growing number of palliative care programs nationwide, and growing use of advance care planning—are fueling the nation’s need for appropriately-trained hospice and palliative care professionals. There is an existing gap between the number of health professionals with palliative care training and the number required to meet the needs of the expanding population of patients with serious illness or multiple chronic conditions. Please send an email to your United States Senators to express the need for greater improvements to our public health infrastructure and more training

Advocacy, health care, Sisters of Charity Health System

April 16, 2021

Conversations with Catholic Sisters podcast from the Sisters of Charity Foundation of Cleveland explores the power of intergenerational relationships

The latest Generative Spirits podcast episode from the Sisters of Charity Foundation of Cleveland is now available, featuring a conversation with Sister Carol Brandt, a sister of Notre Dame, and Anita Hooley Yoder, Campus Ministry at Notre Dame College. The two talk about the power of intergenerational relationships and the wisdom that can be gleaned from them. Anita & Sr. Carol were matched in the first cohort of the Ministry Leadership Program, and bring unique perspective on how different generations can learn from one another.

Sisters of Charity Foundation of Cleveland, Foundations

April 9, 2021

Joseph's Home celebrates 20 years of serving men experiencing homelessness

The recent issue of Joseph's Journey, the biannual newsletter of Joseph’s Home, features a look at the founding of the ministry and a conversation with several members of the Dream Team, a group of CSA sisters who created proposals in the mid-1990s for projects to respond to a variety of pressing societal needs. The sisters shared a look back at the early days of Joseph’s Home and their hopes for the years to come in a virtual discussion with Executive Director Beth Graham.

Joseph's Home, Outreach

April 7, 2021

St. Vincent Charity receives state grant to continue fight against opioid addiction

Governor Mike DeWine recently joined RecoveryOhio and the Ohio Department of Mental Health & Addiction Services to announce funding awards totaling more than $13 million to help communities throughout Ohio continue the fight against opioid addiction and prevent overdose deaths. The awards include $147,428 to St. Vincent Charity Medical Center's addiction treatment center, Rosary Hall.

St. Vincent Charity Medical Center, health care