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October 13, 2021

Leadership transition signals new era of Catholic health ministry from Sisters of Charity Health System

The Sisters of Charity Health System (SCHS) today announced its president & CEO, Thomas J. Strauss, will step down from his position effective December 31, 2021, after five years of dedicated service to the mission and ministry of the Sisters of Charity of St. Augustine. Janice G. Murphy, MSN, FACHE, will step into the role of president & CEO of SCHS effective January 1, 2022.

Sisters of Charity Health System

June 8, 2021

Sisters of Charity Foundation Partners with MASS Design Group to Engage Residents and Community Partners to Inform Vision for Health Campus in Central

MASS Design Group, a global design collective dedicated to delivering architecture that promotes justice and human dignity, has been engaged by the Sisters of Charity Foundation of Cleveland to create a Health Campus that provides care for the whole person. In the Central Neighborhood, the Health Campus will build on the Sisters of Charity of St. Augustine’s 170-year legacy of healing by bringing new services to the community that address the social determinants of health.

Sisters of Charity Foundation of Cleveland, Sisters of Charity of St. Augustine, Sisters of Charity Health System, St. Vincent Charity Medical Center

February 4, 2021

Sisters of Charity Health System Joins Other Catholic Health Care Systems in Making Comprehensive Commitment to Confronting Racism by Achieving Health Equity

The Sisters of Charity Health System today announced that it is joining with the Catholic Health Association of the United States (CHA) in a new initiative to confront racism by achieving health equity.

Sisters of Charity Health System, Catholic Health Association

February 1, 2021

Mercy Medical Center Joins Cleveland Clinic Health System

Cleveland Clinic and Sisters of Charity Health System officials announced today that Mercy Medical Center is now a full member of the Cleveland Clinic health system while maintaining its Catholic identity through sponsorship by the Sisters of Charity of St. Augustine.

Mercy Medical Center, Cleveland Clinic

January 7, 2021

Prayer for Peace in National Violence

The Sisters of Charity Health System joins the community in praying for peace, and continues to denounce all violence. We pray that we may find common ground together with all Americans. And, we pray that order be restored in our nation’s capital. We remember our values and support the democratic process that was embedded at our founding. May God bless our nation and help us to find a path toward peace and healing of all division.

Prayers

December 9, 2020

Sisters of Charity Health System and Cleveland Clinic Reach Agreement for Mercy Medical Center to Become a Full Member of Cleveland Clinic

The Sisters of Charity Health System and Cleveland Clinic have signed an agreement for Mercy Medical Center to become a full member of the Cleveland Clinic health system. Mercy Medical Center will maintain its Catholic identity through sponsorship by the Sisters of Charity of St. Augustine. The transaction, which follows a letter of intent signed Sept. 27, 2019, is expected to close on Feb. 1, 2021, subject to regulatory approval. All services at Mercy Medical Center, including COVID-19 response, will continue without interruption throughout the regulatory approval process.

Mercy Medical Center, Sisters of Charity Health System, Sister Judith Ann Karam, Tom Strauss

July 17, 2020

Welcome Bishop Edward C. Malesic, 12th Bishop of the Diocese of Cleveland

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

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St. Vincent Charity Medical Center and University Hospitals get close to $3 million in federal money to fight addiction

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services has awarded St. Vincent Charity Medical Center and University Hospitals a $2.89 million grant to improve access to addiction care in Northeast Ohio.

The Plain Dealer / cleveland.com

Telehealth rises to meet health care need in pandemic

As we continue through the pandemic, regular checkups and health care visits are more important than ever. But when every trip out of the house poses the risk of infection, many individuals fear visiting the doctor.

Cleveland Jewish News

COVID-19 pandemic shows skeptics telehealth technology's benefits and opportunities

The payment models and regulations that have for years stymied the health care industry's efforts to grow virtual-care options have been rapidly adjusted during the COVID-19 pandemic, allowing a wave of patients to access their providers through telehealth.

Crain's Cleveland Business

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December 3, 2021

Sisters of Charity Foundation of Canton awards more than $2 million in grants for third and fourth quarters

The Sisters of Charity Foundation of Canton Board of Directors has announced $2,031,754 in grants for the third and fourth quarters of 2021 to organizations serving Stark and surrounding counties. As need persists in the community, the foundation continues to effect systemic change by funding foundation-led initiatives, strategic collaborations and responsive efforts. This support is critical to ensuring the well-being of neighbors, friends and families.

Sisters of Charity Foundation of Canton, Foundations

November 22, 2021

South Carolina Center for Fathers and Families announces new board members

The South Carolina Center for Fathers and Families, which works to create stronger, more successful families by helping fathers build the skills they need to be responsible and engaged, recently announced the appointment of three new members to its board of trustees. Joining the board are: Dezmond Bernard Sumter, MD, family medicine specialist; Belinda Cook, assistant vice president of human resources, Colonial Life & Accident Insurance Company; and, Julian A. Ratterree Jr. (Jay), senior vice president, United Bank.

South Carolina Center for Fathers and Families, Outreach

November 18, 2021

Cleveland Bridge Builders chooses Joseph’s Home for leadership project

The recent issue of Joseph's Journey, the biannual newsletter of Joseph’s Home, features an article about how several participants from the Cleveland Bridge Builders program spent several months evaluating the work environment at Joseph's Home and then making recommendations to help enhance efforts to retain, develop and recruit a diverse staff. The newsletter also has an update about the Mary's Home Capital Campaign, a recap of the Perseverance in Hope: 2021 virtual benefit luncheon, which raised more than $60,000, news updates and more.

Joseph's Home, Outreach

November 12, 2021

Multiple health system ministries participating in annual #weGiveCatholic online crowdfunding event November 30

Several ministries of the Sisters of Charity Health System are participating in the annual online day of Catholic giving in Northeast Ohio. The event, #weGiveCatholic, happens Tuesday, November 30, which is Giving Tuesday, a national day of giving for nonprofits. You can help by making a gift and/or sharing the news. Donating is a seamless experience you can do from your computer or mobile device any time from midnight until 11:59 p.m. on November 30. Secure, tax-deductible donations will be accepted on the website weGiveCatholic.org.

Sisters of Charity Health System, Regina Health Center, St. Vincent Charity Medical Center, Light of Hearts Villa, Joseph's Home

November 10, 2021

Sisters of Charity Foundation of Cleveland part of local coalition that raises more than $5.8 million to start nonprofit newsroom

A coalition of Cleveland-based organizations - including the Sisters of Charity Foundation of Cleveland - and the American Journalism Project are partnering to launch an independent, community-led, nonprofit newsroom serving Cleveland. Cleveland’s newsroom, slated for launch in 2022, will produce high-quality journalism on a daily basis that centers community voices and lets residents help set the agenda for newsgathering. The coalition of philanthropies has raised more than $5.8 million to date for the organization.

Sisters of Charity Foundation of Cleveland, Foundations

November 9, 2021

Mary's Home blessing brings ministry closer to serving medically fragile women who are experiencing homelessness

On November 3, the dream to serve the physical and mental health needs of medically fragile women experiencing homelessness became a step closer to reality with the blessing of Mary's Home. Mary's Home is a 10-bed facility that was a former school and daycare center adjacent to Joseph’s Home. It is expected to open in early 2022 and will serve greater Cleveland’s population of single, adult women who are experiencing homelessness and have acute medical conditions.

Joseph's Home, Outreach

November 2, 2021

Sisters of Charity Foundation of South Carolina awards $720,500 in grant funding

The Sisters of Charity Foundation of South Carolina awarded 95 grants totaling $720,500 to South Carolina nonprofit organizations. Each organization is working to better the lives of those experiencing poverty in South Carolina. Since 1996, the Sisters of Charity Foundation of South Carolina has awarded more than 3,200 grants to South Carolina nonprofits totaling nearly $81 million.

Sisters of Charity Foundation of South Carolina, Foundations