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.
The facility includes a beautiful dining room, breathtaking chapel, large activity center and more.
Learn more about Light of Hearts Villa at www.lightofheartsvilla.org.
The Sisters of Charity Health System became the sole sponsor of Light of Hearts Villa in 2014.
From 2001-2014, the health system and the Sisters of Charity of Cincinnati jointly owned Light of Hearts Villa. The two organizations formed an innovative collaboration in 2001 to enhance elder services in Northeast Ohio with a shared sponsorship of the facility, which was opened by the Vincentian Sisters of Charity in 1989.
Recent Blog Posts
November 19, 2020
Light of Hearts Villa has hosted its annual Fall Fest fundraiser since the first year of operation in 1989, with more than 300 guests coming to enjoy a meal, browse craft tables and purchase raffle tickets. This year’s event had fundraising efforts going virtual, but that didn’t dampen enthusiasm. More than $65,000 was raised for the “Forever Remember Campaign” to support the Lumen Lane Memory Care Unit expansion project and to enhance programming for residents with memory disorders.
September 24, 2020
The COVID-19 pandemic has caused the cancellation of many beloved and highly-anticipated events across the country. However, our gratitude for you, our donors, will never be cancelled. We invite
July 17, 2020
Pope Francis yesterday named Bishop Edward C. Malesic, current Bishop of Diocese of Greensburg, Pennsylvania, as the 12th Bishop of the Diocese of Cleveland. The Sisters of Charity Health System and all of our ministries warmly welcome Bishop Malesic, whose installation will take place September 14th during a Mass in the Cathedral of St. John the Evangelist.
June 26, 2020
Light of Hearts Villa recently launched its Forever Remember Campaign, a plan to raise funds toward an $850,000 project to greatly improve it Lumen Lane Memory Care Unit and to enhance programming for residents with memory disorders. To put the Light of Hearts Villa facilities on par with its standard of excellent care, more than $1.5 million has been invested in campus improvements over the past several years. Even with these great strides, there are still areas where it would be beneficial to expand services, improve the care environment and enhance the overall quality of life for residents.
April 27, 2020
Rain drops and high winds didn’t stop the Ursuline Sisters of Cleveland (and some friends) from connecting with their fellow sisters on Sunday through a “care caravan.” Dozens of cars drove by Regina Health Center and Light of Hearts Villa, honking and waving as they sent special messages through signs.
November 20, 2019
Several ministries of the Sisters of Charity Health System will be participating in the annual online day of Catholic giving in Northeast Ohio. The event is called #weGiveCatholic and happens Tuesday, December 3, which is Giving Tuesday—a national day of giving for nonprofits. By designating St. Vincent Charity Medical Center, Joseph’s Home, Regina Health Center and Light of Hearts Villa, any gifts you contribute will benefit these ministries directly and place them in the running to receive cash prizes and secure matching gifts.
November 14, 2019
Sister Helen Therese Scasny, SC, and her community of bees raise money for Light of Hearts Villa fund
Sister Helen Therese Scasny, SC, began beekeeping in 2013 on the property of the Sisters of Charity of Cincinnati home in Bedford, Ohio, not far from Light of Hearts of Villa. She gives profits from sales of honey to the Sr. Helen Scasny, SC, Benevolent Fund at Light of Hearts Villa, which assists residents who have outlived their financial recourses.
Light of Hearts Villa provides a supportive residential environment to more than 400 seniors.
Once an all girls high school known as Lumen Cordium, Light of Hearts Villa has a history steeped in tradition, commitment and spirituality. During the late 1980s, the Vincentian Sisters of Charity noticed the enrollment of the high school was decreasing as a need for senior housing in the area was increasing. The Vincentian Sisters of Charity restructured their ministry from youth to elderly. Thus the building was renovated by the original architects to house 90 apartments, a beautiful dining room, a breathtaking chapel and a large activity center.
In 2001, the Vincentian Sisters of Charity partnered with the Sisters of Charity of St. Augustine in making Light of Hearts Villa a ministry of the Sisters of Charity Health System. In 2004, the Vincentian Sisters of Charity merged with the Sisters of Charity of Cincinnati. The Sisters of Charity Health System became the sole sponsor of the facility in 2014 and continues its active support to enhance and strengthen the mission and vision of Light of Hearts Villa that began in 1989 with the Vincentian Sisters of Charity.
ELIZABETH J. HICKLE, MPA, LNHA
LIGHT OF HEARTS VILLA
Elizabeth Hickle was named executive director of Light of Hearts Villa in January 2013.
Hickle, a licensed nursing home administrator, joined Light of Hearts Villa from St. Vincent Charity Medical Center, where she served in multiple roles. As interim director of emergency services, Hickle directed operations of the emergency department for the main campus and a satellite free standing emergency room. Responsible for managing the department’s budget, staff recruitment, compliance and policies, Betty also was involved in supporting marketing and outreach programs and implementing an electronic medical record system. As administrative director of the hospital’s medical campus in Solon, Hickle directed operations for its emergency department, radiology, laboratory, occupational medicine, rehabilitations services and hospital-based physician practices. She was also the project manager for a major remodeling of the facility.
Previously, Hickle provided more than a decade of administrative leadership at the Women & Children's Pavilion at MetroHealth Medical Center, where she was director of daily ambulatory operations. In that role, she was responsible for financial planning and analysis for hospital-based operations, National Institutes of Health research funds and grant budgets involving The MetroHealth System, The MetroHealth Foundation and Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine, totaling more than $80 million. Her leadership also involved recruitment, orientation, training, supervision and performance evaluations for more than 160 FTE faculty, staff, residency and fellowship training programs. Additionally, Betty served in leadership of The Elisabeth Severance Prentiss Center for Skilled Nursing Care at MetroHealth.