• Sisters of Charity Health System Signs Letter of Intent for Mercy Medical Center to Join Cleveland Clinic
    September 27, 2019
    Cleveland Clinic and the Sisters of Charity Health System today signed a non-binding letter of intent to explore Mercy Medical Center becoming a full member of the Cleveland Clinic health system while maintaining its Catholic identity through sponsorship by the Sisters of Charity of St. Augustine. The Sisters of Charity Health System, which is the sole member of Mercy Medical Center, and Cleveland Clinic will begin a careful and thorough review to complete the due diligence process that will outline how they will move forward to best meet the health care needs of residents in Stark County and surrounding communities. read more

  • Janice G. Murphy to Lead St. Vincent Charity Medical Center
    August 07, 2019
    The Sisters of Charity Health System today announced Janice G. Murphy, RN, BSN, MSN, FACHE, as president & CEO of St. Vincent Charity Medical Center (SVCMC), effective immediately. Murphy succeeds Dr. David Perse, who stepped down from that role August 6. Moving forward, Dr. Perse will continue as an employed physician of St. Vincent Medical Group. read more

  • Sisters of Charity Health System CEO Thomas Strauss to Lead Mercy Medical Center as Paul Hiltz Accepts New Role
    July 26, 2019
    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. read more

  • Dr. Adnan Tahir joins Sisters of Charity Health System as Vice President of the Primary Care Institute
    June 17, 2019
    The Sisters of Charity Health System (SCHS) today welcomed Adnan Tahir, M.D. as vice president of the primary care institute. Dr. Tahir comes from the American University of Beirut Medical Center (AUBMC) in Lebanon, where he has served as hospital director & chief medical officer since 2010. read more

  • Ohio Hospital Association Appoints Thomas Strauss to Board of Trustees
    March 15, 2019
    The Ohio Hospital Association (OHA), the united voice of Ohio’s 237 hospitals and 13 health systems, appointed three new members to its board of trustees, including Thomas Strauss, president & CEO of the Sisters of Charity Health System. read more

  • Sisters of Charity Health System Names Paul Hiltz President & CEO of Mercy Medical Center
    October 22, 2018
    The Sisters of Charity Health System has announced the permanent placement of Paul C. Hiltz, FACHE, as president & CEO of Mercy Medical Center in Canton, OH. Hiltz has served in this role in an interim capacity since July 2017. Founded in 1908 by the Sisters of Charity of St. Augustine, Mercy Medical Center’s recent achievements and successes include delivering a higher standard of care for treatment of heart attack patients; several consecutive years of national recognition for outstanding quality care for cancer patients; new technology for preventing infections; innovative approaches to patient safety and monitoring; and investments in Jackson Township and North Canton that will expand outpatient services and help boost the regional economy. read more

  • Regina Health Center Receives $1M in Gifts for Facility Upgrades
    October 18, 2018
    Regina Health Center has attracted $1 million in gifts to its 25th anniversary facility upgrade campaign. Katie and Charles (Bud) Koch provided the lead gift of $500,000, which is the largest outright gift commitment by an individual donor in Regina Health Center’s history. read more

  • 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

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Mercy Service League’s 2019 Harvest Ball "French connection" fundraiser
Mercy Service League will hold its signature fundraising event for Mercy Medical Center, the Harvest Ball, on Saturday, October 19. With a French connection theme, the event promises to be an evening of excitement, elegance, music and dancing as the area’s only gala featuring no auction, no wallet and no program.
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Healthy Learners Champions for Children Golf Tournament in Memory of George Younginer
The annual Healthy Learners Champions for Children Golf Tournament in Memory of George Younginer is celebrating a milestone on October 23 as this important fundraising event turns 20. With two decades under its belt, the tournament continues to be a huge hit with a day of golf, food, entertainment, contests and prizes at the Fort Jackson Golf Club in Columbia, South Carolina. The much-needed funds raised from the tournament help support the mission of Healthy Learners.
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St. Vincent Charity obesity expert explains why body-shaming is harmful, not helpful

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Mercy Medical Center releases 2018-19 community benefit report

Mercy Medical Center recently released its 2018-19 community benefit report, We are Here for Everyone. The report illustrates the more than $20 million in community benefit the hospital provided in 2018, some of the stories behind the work and what it means to be a Catholic hospital.[More]

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St. Vincent Charity patient advocacy improves care through compassionate, hands-on approach

Faith-based health care offers a unique environment of patient care that addresses medical, spiritual and socioeconomic needs. As Cleveland’s only Catholic hospital, caregivers at St. Vincent Charity Medical Center serve a mission dedicated to the healing ministry of Jesus and serve with a deep respect for the dignity and value of all persons. This mission, and a devotion to caring for the whole person, led St. Vincent Charity to establish a patient advocacy department that is unlike that of any other health system in Northeast Ohio. [More]

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Health Progress Journal highlights Catholic Community Connection as a model for Catholic ministries to better collaborate

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