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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.

St. Vincent Charity Medical Center

St. Vincent Charity Medical Center is recognized for numerous centers of excellence, including its Spine and Orthopedic InstituteCenter for Bariatric Surgery, Health Literacy Institute, 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

May 10, 2022

Sisters of Charity Foundation of South Carolina names Donna Waites new president

The Sisters of Charity Foundation of South Carolina has named Donna L. Waites as its new president effective July 2022. Waites will take over for retiring leader, Tom Keith. Waites brings extensive experience to the role. She has been part of the Sisters of Charity Health System ministries, including Providence Hospitals, Providence Development Foundation and Healthy Learners, for more than 20 years. Waites began her role with Healthy Learners in May of 2000.

Sisters of Charity Foundation of South Carolina, Foundations

May 6, 2022

Joseph's Journey: Mary's Home welcomes first residents

The recent issue of Joseph's Journey, the biannual newsletter of Joseph’s Home, has a cover story announcing that Mary's Home is open and has welcomed its first residents. Like Joseph's Home for men, Mary's Home was created to help women without resources who have acute medical needs heal and achieve independence. The newsletter also has news about an important donation from MedWish International, a look at the men served in 2021, a donor honor roll, news briefs and more.

Joseph's Home, Outreach

May 3, 2022

Early Childhood Resource Center engagement coordinator honored by the Ohio Children's Trust Fund

As a parent engagement coordinator at the Early Childhood Resource Center, Emily Baughman's passion is helping struggling parents — particularly mothers — to secure the resources they need. For her efforts, she was honored by the Ohio Children's Trust Fund which provides grants for organizations that focus on child and family development. One of eight "heroes" statewide, Baughman, 36, was recognized for her dedication to families who seek assistance from the Early Childhood Resource Center.

Early Childhood Resource Center, Outreach

April 29, 2022

Light of Hearts Villa selected as a State Farm Neighborhood Assist Finalist; public voting ends May 6

Light of Hearts Villa has been selected as a State Farm Neighborhood Assist Top 200 Finalist, placing it in the top 5 percent of all submissions nationwide. The public can vote up to 10 times each day until May 6 for their top choices. The final 100 causes will each receive a $25,000 grant from State Farm to help improve their community. Light of Hearts Villa would use the funds to provide Alzheimer's education and support for the community.

Light of Hearts Villa, health care