Light of Hearts Villa

Light of Hearts Villa

Light of Hearts Villa in Bedford, Ohio, provides high quality senior residential living services, specializing in independent and assisted living, short-term respite stays and memory care. The facility includes 90 apartments and common areas on a 35-acre campus.

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.

                              

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.


Light of Hearts Villa

283 Union Street
Bedford, OH 44146

p: 440 232 1991

Shared sponsorship with Sisters of Charity of Cincinnati

Established 1989

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

Executive Director,
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.

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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.[More]

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Light of Hearts Villa provides premier senior residential living services through compassionate, faith-based, mission-driven and person-centered care, which also extends into the local community through its Seton Safety Net Food Closet. Read how this resource helps bridge a gap for seniors in need in the most recent issue of the Villa Voices newsletter.[More]

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Third annual #weGiveCatholic online crowdfunding event happening now

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Breanne Cavileer named executive director of Light of Hearts Villa

The boards and leadership of the Sisters of Charity Health System and Light of Hearts Villa have named Breanne Cavileer as the executive director of Light of Hearts Villa. The hiring of Cavileer follows the retirement of former Executive Director Elizabeth (Betty) Hickle in October. Cavileer is a licensed nursing home administrator (LNHA) and certified dementia practitioner with more than a decade of experience leading skilled nursing and assisted living facilities.[More]

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Bishop Nelson Perez visits Light of Hearts Villa

Bishop Nelson Perez, head of the Catholic Diocese of Cleveland, celebrated Mass at Light of Hearts Villa on May 22 with residents, employees and supporters. A reception for the bishop and members of the Light of Hearts Villa Board of Directors and other supporters followed Mass.[More]

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