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.
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.
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
November 30, 2023
Sister Judith Ann Karam, CSA, congregational leader of the Sisters of Charity of St. Augustine, was one of five community leaders who received the prestigious 2023 Cleveland Heritage Medal at a November 16 ceremony inside the Cleveland City Hall Rotunda. The award, begun in 2016 and modeled on the Presidential Medal of Freedom, is the highest award bestowed on a civilian in Greater Cleveland. The Heritage Medal recognizes “meritorious contributions to the welfare and development of Greater Cleveland and its citizens.”
November 27, 2023
It’s almost time for #weGiveCatholic 2023, the annual online day of Catholic giving. The 24-hour event happens November 28, which is also Giving Tuesday, a national day of giving for nonprofits. Several ministries of the Sisters of Charity Health System are participating in the annual online day of Catholic giving in Northeast Ohio, including Joseph & Mary's Home, Light of Hearts Villa and Regina Health Center. You can also donate to the health system's South Carolina ministries on Giving Tuesday, including Healthy Learners and the South Carolina Center for Fathers and Families.
November 13, 2023
Crisis and Recovery Services team at St. Vincent Charity offers free art therapy session on November 20
The Crisis and Recovery Services team of the St. Vincent Charity Health Campus is hosting a free art therapy session on Monday, November 20, from 5:30 to 7:30 in the St. Vincent Charity Community Health Center St. Vincent DePaul Room to help improve mental health and unleash creativity.
November 10, 2023
The Sisters of Charity Foundation of Canton recently underwent a strategic planning process, learning about the impact its current work is having and how it can deepen that work into the future. The foundation gathered diverse perspectives from throughout the community via surveys, focus groups and key informant interviews. The result is a new strategic plan that will guide work through 2026 and will continue to advance the mission of the Sisters of Charity of St. Augustine to support the ever-changing needs of the community.