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 28, 2022
With an updated ministry name - Joseph & Mary's Home - comes an updated name for its bi-annual newsletter, which is now called The Journey. The most recent issue of The Journey features an article about outdoor healing spaces, a recap of the Perseverance in Hope fundraising luncheon, news updates and more.
November 22, 2022
Multiple health system ministries participating in annual #weGiveCatholic online fundraising event November 29
More than 220 Catholic entities, including schools, parishes and Catholic nonprofits are participating in the seventh annual #weGiveCatholic on Nov. 29, which is Giving Tuesday. The 24-hour online day of giving combines fun and fundraising for participating entities. By designating Joseph & Mary's Home, Light of Hearts Villa or Regina Health Center, any gifts you contribute will benefit these Sisters of Charity Health System ministries directly and place them in the running to receive cash prizes and secure matching gifts, increasing the impact of your donation.
November 21, 2022
A Father's Place, which is a program of the South Carolina Center for Fathers and Families, recently held a ribbon cutting for a new mural on the exterior of its facility. The mural represents the work of the program, which serves as a resource center to help fathers learn how to become responsible fathers and co-parents. The mural includes a girl and a boy with a tree blooming out of the boy’s backpack and a sprout in the girl’s hands.
November 16, 2022
With support from Sisters of Charity Foundation of Cleveland, groundbreaking nonprofit local news organization launches in Cleveland
Signal Cleveland, a groundbreaking nonprofit local news organization that fuses community building with reporting, officially launched Tuesday, November 15, unveiling a website full of community resources and civic tools as well as the newsroom’s first stories. A coalition of Cleveland-based organizations - including the Sisters of Charity Foundation of Cleveland - partnered to launch this independent, community-led, nonprofit newsroom serving Cleveland.