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.

Catholic Health Care

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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Foundation Senior Program Officer provides facts about homelessness in Cleveland

Ending homelessness is admittedly complicated. There are many partners at the table, and all are focused on finding long-term and permanent housing for individuals and families. There are sometimes stories on TV and social media that don’t quite capture the big picture and progress. Sisters of Charity Foundation of Cleveland Senior Program Officer Angela D'Orazio wrote a blog post to provide facts about homelessness in Cleveland and the many efforts in place to develop a coordinated Homeless Crisis Response System.[More]

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Sisters of Charity Foundation of Cleveland President Susanna Krey recognized as one of Crain's Notable Women in Nonprofits

Susanna Krey, president of the Sisters of Charity Foundation of Cleveland, has been recognized as one of Crain's Notable Women in Nonprofits. Krey joins a distinguished group of nonprofit leaders who serve organizations that touch nearly every aspect of Northeast Ohio, from the arts to the workforce, from education to poverty, from elder care to tech innovation. Crain's stated, "Their energy, determination and devotion are helping to make our region a better place to live, work and grow."[More]

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Catholic Community Connection summer fellow reflects on experience working at Regina Health Center

Jillian Doherty, a senior from John Carroll University, has been spending her summer interning at Regina Health Center as part of the 2019 Catholic Community Connection Summer Fellows Program. The program is a 10-week internship that offers students from Catholic colleges real-world, paid work experience at Catholic ministries throughout Northeast Ohio.[More]

tags: Catholic Community Connection, Outreach, Regina Health Center, health care

Sisters of Charity Foundation of Cleveland continues pursuing innovative solutions and collaborations to fill gaps in the community

The Sisters of Charity Foundation of Cleveland introduced its latest strategic plan this year, which is designed to deepen its impact in its areas of expertise and challenge itself to continue pursuing innovative solutions and collaborations to fill gaps in the community. A new summary video highlights the foundation's goals and its latest publication, Hope in Action, provides more details.[More]

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Janice G. Murphy to Lead St. Vincent Charity Medical Center

The Sisters of Charity Health System today announced Janice G. Murphy, RN, BSN, MSN, FACHE, as president & CEO of St. Vincent Charity Medical Center (SVCMC), effective immediately. Murphy succeeds Dr. David Perse, who stepped down from that role August 6. Moving forward, Dr. Perse will continue as an employed physician of St. Vincent Medical Group.

“We are grateful to welcome Jan to St. Vincent, a ministry whose foundering sisters served as Cleveland’s first public health nurses more than 150 years ago,” said Thomas J. Strauss, president & CEO of the Sister of Charity Health System, which is the corporate parent of SVCMC and 12 other Catholic health ministries in Ohio and South Carolina. “Jan’s career – from roots in Catholic ministry to extensive nursing expertise to executive leadership at the Cleveland Clinic – uniquely suits this important time of change at St. Vincent as we chart a new course for a bright future.” [More]

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