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.

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SCHS WHOLLY OWNED Health Care Ministries

Mercy Medical Center Canton, OH
The first accredited Chest Pain Center in the U.S. (2003) and Stark County’s first Chest Pain Center to be certified to perform angioplasty 24/7. (2006).

St. Vincent Charity Medical Center Cleveland, OH
Ohio’s first hospital to make blood conservation the standard of care for all patients and home to The Regional Center for Blood Conservation. (1994)

Light of Hearts Villa Bedford, OH
Provides an enhanced, enriched and improved quality of life for older adults and their families.

Regina Health Center Richfield, OH
Situated on a 240-acre campus, Regina Health Center offers a special blend of medical and spiritual elder care services that sets it apart from other long-term centers.

Independent Physician Solutions Bedford, OH
Offers robust infrastructure to provide independent physicians the tools, technology and support they need to meet the competitive and regulatory challenges of health care reform while maintaining their independence

other Hospitals founded by the sisters of charity of St. augustine

St. John Medical Center Westlake, OH
In 2015, the SCHS/UH 50/50 joint venture of St. John Medical Center in Westlake, Ohio transitioned to full ownership by University Hospitals.

Providence Hospitals Columbia, SC
In 2016, the Sisters of Charity Health System announced the completed acquisition of Providence Hospital and Providence Orthopedic Hospital in Columbia, South Carolina by LifePoint Health.

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Sisters of Charity Foundation of Cleveland awards $373,000 in Q3 grants to support urban farming, basic needs and Catholic collaboration

The board of directors of the Sisters of Charity Foundation of Cleveland has approved $373,000 in grants for the third quarter of 2018. The grants are helping to support urban farming, basic needs and Catholic collaboration.[More]

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St. Vincent Charity celebrates donors, caregivers and patients at Feast of St. Vincent de Paul

More than 100 friends, supporters and caregivers recently gathered at St. Vincent Charity Medical Center for the Feast of St. Vincent de Paul Mass and Donor Reception. Auxiliary Bishop Emeritus Roger Gries, OSB, presided over Mass and gave the blessing at the reception that followed on the hospital’s front lawn. Guests heard from a number of speakers, including former patient Jonathan Petrea who closed the remarks with a testimonial about his experience with St. Vincent Charity and a demonstration of the “St. Vincent kiss.”[More]

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Sisters of Charity Foundation of South Carolina grants $265,450 to 75 organizations in fall Caritas funding

The Sisters of Charity Foundation of South Carolina recently awarded $265,450 in Caritas grants for the fall 2018 grant cycle to 75 organizations. Caritas grants are awarded to organizations meeting fundamental needs of individuals and families experiencing poverty in South Carolina.[More]

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Mercy Development Foundation awards St. Augustine Award for Distinguished Service to Jack Liberator

On its recent Founders Day, Mercy Development Foundation’s annual donor recognition event, the foundation awarded Jack Liberator its highest honor—the St. Augustine Award for Distinguished Service. This annual award recognizes individuals whose leadership and vision has impacted and helped transform Mercy Medical Center.[More]

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Catholic Health World: Solving legal issues can improve mental health treatment outcomes

Catholic Health World's October 1st cover story features St. Vincent Charity Medical Center and its medical legal partnership (MLP) with The Legal Aid Society of Cleveland. St. Vincent Charity’s MLP provides free, on-site services to resolve civil legal issues that impact the overall health of patients. When it launched in 2017, the program was the first of its kind in Ohio to focus on the needs of those in treatment for behavioral health and addiction diseases.[More]

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