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  • Sisters of Charity Health System Names New Senior Vice President
    August 22, 2018
    The Sisters of Charity Health System has named Janice G. Murphy, RN, BSN, MSN, FACHE as senior vice president of mission and ministry. In this role, she will give leadership and oversight to mission and values across the health system. She will oversee programs and processes to ensure the decisions, policies and programs of the health system and all operating units are consistent with the mission, philosophy, faith obligations and values of the Sisters of Charity of St. Augustine, as well as the elements of Catholic identity and the social teachings of the Catholic Church. Murphy’s career includes 40 years of health care leadership. She is currently serving as chief operating officer (COO) of regional hospitals and family health centers for the Cleveland Clinic. In this role since 2015, she has been responsible for the operations of 10 community hospitals, 21 family health centers, three freestanding emergency departments, and three health and wellness centers. Prior, she has served as COO of Sheikh Khalifa Medical City in Abu Dhabi, president of Cleveland Clinic Fairview Hospital, president of Cleveland Clinic Fairview and Lakewood Hospitals, senior vice president and COO of Cleveland Clinic Fairview Hospital, and chief nursing officer of Cleveland Clinic Fairview Hospital. read more

  • Sister Judith Ann Karam CSA selected as 2018 inductee into Ohio Hospital Association’s Health Care Hall of Fame
    May 11, 2018
    The Ohio Hospital Association today announced 62 nominees for the 2018 Health Care Worker of the Year Award, three Health Care Leadership Award recipients and the inductee of OHA’s Health Care Hall of Fame to be recognized at the annual OHA Recognition Dinner, during the association’s annual meeting June 4-6 at the Hilton Columbus at Easton. Sister Judith Ann Karam, CSA, congregational leader of the Sisters of Charity of St. Augustine and immediate past president and CEO of the Sisters of Charity Health System, will be inducted into OHA’s Health Care Hall of Fame. The Hall of Fame, created to commemorate the association’s centennial, honors men and women who have made extraordinary contributions to the delivery of health care for Ohioans. read more

  • Mark Cotleur joins Sisters of Charity Health System as senior vice president of fund development
    February 15, 2018
    Mark Cotleur has joined the Sisters of Charity Health System as senior vice president for fund development. In this role, he is responsible for overseeing fundraising on behalf of St. Vincent Charity Medical Center in Cleveland, Mercy Medical Center in Canton, Regina Health Center in Richfield, Light of Hearts Villa in Bedford, and six outreach ministries in Ohio and South Carolina. read more

  • Mercy Medical Center Names Interim President & CEO
    July 11, 2017
    Mercy Medical Center has announced the appointment of Paul C. Hiltz, FACHE, as interim CEO. He will join Mercy Medical Center on July 24. His appointment will allow a smooth transition of leadership following the recent announcement of president and CEO Thomas E. Cecconi’s retirement plans at the end of this year. Cecconi will remain with Mercy through December as president emeritus, and will assist in the leadership transition, as well as support Mercy in its community, development and medical staff relations. read more

  • Sisters of Charity Health System Statement on the Senate's draft health care bill: the Better Care Reconciliation Act
    June 27, 2017
    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. read more

  • Mercy Medical Center President and CEO, Thomas E. Cecconi, Announces December Retirement
    June 19, 2017
    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. read more

  • ST. VINCENT CHARITY PHYSICIAN FIRST TO UTILIZE BREAKTHROUGH TECHNOLOGY FOR HIP REPLACEMENT SURGERY
    May 02, 2017
    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. With the TSolution One Surgical System, the only active robotic system cleared by the FDA for total hip replacement, surgeons create an exact 3-D computer model of the patient’s hip anatomy prior to surgery. After verifying the model, surgeons are able to develop a customized surgical plan, selecting the ideal implant size, fit and position for each individual patient. Once finalized, the pre-operative plan is transferred to the robotic system, where under the surgeon’s direct control, the bone cavities and joint surface are machined and positioned to sub-millimeter and less than one degree accuracy. read more

  • Thomas Strauss to lead Sisters of Charity Health System
    January 09, 2017
    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. read more

  • Sisters of Charity Health System & partners launch #SpeakUpCLE social media campaign to take a stand against poverty
    July 21, 2016
    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. Take a stand against poverty. Join the conversation. #SpeakUpCLE. read more

  • Sisters of Charity Health System president & CEO plans to retire
    June 16, 2016
    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. read more

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