Sisters of Charity Health System Statement on the Senate's draft health care bill: the Better Care Reconciliation Act

The Sisters of Charity Health System believes families and communities are stronger when everyone has access to quality, affordable health care. Like many in the health care provider community, we stand in opposition to the Senate’s draft health care bill, called the Better Care Reconciliation Act (BCRA). The Senate proposal would have a devastating impact on our nation's most vulnerable populations. According to analysis by the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office, the BCRA would lead to 22 million more uninsured U.S. residents by 2026.…

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Mercy Medical Center President and CEO, Thomas E. Cecconi, Announces December Retirement

Thomas E. Cecconi, president and CEO of Mercy Medical Center, announced today his plan to begin steps to retirement, effective December 31, 2017. Cecconi has held this position since April 2003, and also served as executive vice president and chief operating officer from February 2002 to April 2003. Prior to joining Mercy, he was president and CEO of Doctors Hospital of Stark County from 1991 to 2002.…

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St. Vincent Charity Physician First to Utilize Breakthrough Technology for Hip Replacement Surgery

St. Vincent Charity Medical Center’s Dr. Bernard Stulberg recently became the first orthopedic surgeon in the nation to utilize the newly released TSolution One active robotic system to perform total hip replacement surgery. This revolutionary technology, which enables a surgeon-controlled robot to cut the bone to precise shape and position, is expected to increase the accuracy of hip implant placement and improve long-term outcomes for patients.…

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Thomas Strauss to lead Sisters of Charity Health System

Thomas J. Strauss has been selected as the new president & CEO of the Sisters of Charity Health System. Headquartered in Cleveland, the health system includes two Catholic hospitals, two elder care facilities, three grantmaking foundations addressing the root causes of poverty, and five outreach organizations in Ohio and South Carolina.…

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Sisters of Charity Health System CEO Thomas Strauss to Lead Mercy Medical Center as Paul Hiltz Accepts New Role

The Sisters of Charity Health System today announced President & CEO Thomas J. Strauss will take on the additional role of interim CEO of Mercy Medical Center, one of the health system’s two Catholic hospitals in Ohio. Paul Hiltz, who has led Mercy Medical Center since 2017, has accepted a position with NCH Healthcare System, a two-hospital Mayo Clinic Care Network affiliate in Naples, Fla.…

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Sisters of Charity Health System & partners launch #SpeakUpCLE social media campaign to take a stand against poverty

Clevelanders are known for our grit. We fight for what we believe in … and right now, there’s plenty to believe in. But that’s only half the story. Nearly 40% of Clevelanders are living in poverty. Almost 60% of Cleveland’s children live in poverty. This is a reality we must face long after the crowds have disappeared.Poverty is a formidable foe … but Cleveland is a city of fighters. Many partners throughout this city and beyond are working to make real impact through: Quality education | Safe, healthy and affordable housing | Food security | Quality, affordable health care | Job creation, preparation and access.…

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Sisters of Charity Health System president & CEO plans to retire

Terrence Kessler, president & CEO and general counsel of the Sisters of Charity Health System, has announced his plans to retire at the end of 2016. Health System Board Chair Robert Spangler M.D. has appointed a committee of the board to oversee the search process to identify Kessler’s successor.…

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Providence Hospitals Joins LifePoint Health

LifePoint Health (NASDAQ: LPNT) and the Sisters of Charity Health System today announced that the acquisition of Providence Hospitals by LifePoint Health has been completed. In joining LifePoint, Providence will have access to new resources that will further enhance quality care and strengthen its ability to expand the services it provides. It also will continue to operate in a manner consistent with the identity of a Catholic hospital, as it has since its founding.…

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Dr. Robert Spangler Elected Board Chair of the Sisters of Chairty Health System

Robert T. Spangler, M.D., a general surgeon recently retired from Mercy Medical Center in Canton, Ohio, has been elected chairman of the board of directors of the Sisters of Charity Health System (SCHS), one of several leading Catholic health care systems in the country. Dr. Spangler has served on the board since 2011 and is a member of the public juridic person that provides oversight of the system’s Catholic identity. Dr. Spangler succeeds Roger Mann, who served as board chair for the past three years.…

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