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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

August 16, 2022

The Heart of Regina Health Center: 2022 Golf Outing Honoring Bishop Roger Gries is August 18

The new issue of The Heart of Regina Health Center newsletter highlights the annual Holy-In-One Golf Outing, which is August 18, as well as an article about a prayer program that helps residents connect and get “untangled,” a spotlight on a rehab patient, news updates and more.

Regina Health Center, health care

August 12, 2022

South Carolina Center for Fathers and Families receives grants from The Leon Levine Foundation and DreamBee Foundation

The South Carolina Center for Fathers and Families recently received two grants, one for $75,000 from The Leon Levine Foundation, which will further the benchmark work of the center with fathers and families across South Carolina, and one for $10,000 from the DreamBee Foundation.

South Carolina Center for Fathers and Families, Outreach

August 4, 2022

Bishop Edward Malesic visits Joseph’s Home and Mary’s Home

Joseph's Home and Mary's Home welcomed The Most Reverend Edward C. Malesic, the bishop of Cleveland, August 2. The Bishop met with leadership and residents to learn more about Joseph’s Home and Mary’s Home, and the ultimate goal of housing as healing. He learned firsthand about these medical respite ministries before he is the keynote speaker at the Perseverance in Hope fundraising luncheon on Sept. 13 at Windows on the River in Cleveland.

Joseph's Home, Outreach

July 29, 2022

Sisters of Charity Foundation of Cleveland's Generative Spirits podcast discusses seeking spiritual community across generations

The Sisters of Charity Foundation of Cleveland has released the latest episode of its podcast, Generative Spirits: Conversations with Catholic Sisters. For the July episode, Rachel Drotar, Generative Spirit program coordinator for the foundation, welcomes Emily Liptow, a member of the Generative Spirit community who has served as technology facilitator, community member, and co-dreamer of what Generative Spirit could be today and in the future.

Sisters of Charity Foundation of Cleveland, Foundations