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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

June 5, 2020

Statement on the death of The Most Reverend George V. Murry, S.J., fifth bishop of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Youngstown

On behalf of the Sisters of Charity Health System, we were deeply saddened to learn this morning that The Most Rev. George V. Murry, S.J., bishop of the Catholic Diocese of Youngstown, has entered eternal life.

May 31, 2020

Statement from the Sisters of Charity Health System: A CALL FOR RACIAL JUSTICE AND RECONCILIATION

Statement from the Sisters of Charity Health System: As Catholic health ministry, we affirm that each person is sacred and worthy of our deepest reverence. We are appalled by the recent killings of Black Americans by law enforcement officials, and acknowledge the deep grief and anger now being expressed.

January 21, 2020

Joseph’s Home Names New Executive Director to Guide Respite Care for Cleveland’s Homeless

Joseph’s Home, a ministry of the Sisters of Charity Health System, has named Beth Graham as executive director to guide the facility’s medical respite care for Cleveland’s homeless men and to strengthen programs to help residents on a path toward stable housing and self-sufficiency.

January 6, 2020

Sisters of Charity Health System Names New Senior Vice President

The Sisters of Charity Health System has named James Armour as senior vice president of mission and ministry. In this role, he will give leadership and oversight to mission and values across the health system. He 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.

Media Clips

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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January 25, 2021

Mercy Medical Center recognized by Healthy Business Council of Ohio for healthy worksite practices

The Healthy Business Council of Ohio will recognize 100 Ohio employers for healthy worksite practices during the virtual In-Value-Able Virtual Conference Series on February 4. Among the recipients being honored is Mercy Medical Center. The Healthy Worksite Award recognizes Ohio employers who demonstrate a commitment to employee wellness through comprehensive worksite health promotion and wellness programs.

Mercy Medical Center, health care

January 21, 2021

South Carolina Center for Fathers and Families announces new board chair

The South Carolina Center for Fathers and Families announced the appointment of Warren Bolton as chairman of the board of trustees. Bolton has served as a member of the board since June 2015. He succeeds Tim Arnold, President & CEO, Colonial Life, who was appointed to the role in 2012.

South Carolina Center for Fathers and Families, Outreach

January 19, 2021

Sister Helen Scasny, SC, puts her heart and soul into Light of Hearts Villa

Sister Helen T. Scasny, SC, is one of Light of Hearts Villa’s most dedicated volunteers. She spoke about her history with and passion for the ministry in the the fall/winter edition of Villa Voices, which is the bi-annual newsletter of Light of Hearts Villa.

Light of Hearts Villa, health care

January 15, 2021

St. Vincent Charity orthopedic surgeon pens column about the importance of maintaining a healthy body weight to reduce arthritis pain

St. Vincent Charity Medical Center Orthopedic Surgeon Dr. Matthew Levy writes a monthly column for the Cleveland Jewish News focusing on orthopedic issues, concerns and topics. His most recent column focused on how excess weight not only exacerbates pain from arthritis, but significantly increases the risk of a patient developing arthritis in the first place.

St. Vincent Charity Medical Center, health care

January 12, 2021

Cleveland Central Promise Neighborhood celebrates Champions of Central

The Cleveland Central Promise Neighborhood annually honors Central Neighborhood residents and staff who help partnering organizations fulfill their missions and make significant contributions to the vibrancy of the neighborhood. The Promise Neighborhood recently held a virtual community meeting and celebration to honor the 2020 Champions of Central. The Sisters of Charity Foundation of Cleveland is the lead partner of the Cleveland Central Promise Neighborhood.

Sisters of Charity Foundation of Cleveland, Foundations, Promise Neighborhood

January 5, 2021

Crain's Cleveland Business names SCHS CEO to "Power 150" list of those leading some of Northeast Ohio’s most influential organizations

Crain's Cleveland Business has named Thomas Strauss, Sisters of Charity Health System president and CEO and Mercy Medical Center interim CEO, to its "Power 150" list. On behalf of our health system and our many ministries, we celebrate the contributions of Tom and all on the Crain's Cleveland Business "Power 150" list of Northeast Ohio’s most influential organizations and who are in a position to move the region forward.

Sisters of Charity Health System, Mercy Medical Center, health care, Foundations

December 30, 2020

Sisters of Charity Foundation of Cleveland podcast recalls legacy of Churchwomen murdered in El Salvador

In the December podcast episode of Generative Spirits, the Sisters of Charity Foundation of Cleveland recognizes and remembers the 40th anniversary of the murder of four Churchwomen in El Salvador: Catholic Sisters Dorothy Kazel, Ita Ford and Maura Clarke, and laywoman Jean Donovan. The women served in El Salvador during a time of great political unrest. Through the podcasts, Generative Spirits: Conversations with Catholic Sisters, foundation staff have found new ways for sisters to tell the stories of their work in Northeast Ohio.

Sisters of Charity Foundation of Cleveland, Foundations