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About Sisters of Charity Health System

The Sisters of Charity Health System was established in 1982 as the parent corporation for the sponsored ministries of the Sisters of Charity of St. Augustine in Ohio and South Carolina. The Sisters of Charity of St. Augustine is a congregation of women religious that, since founding in 1851, continues a faith-based legacy of high-quality, compassionate care in partnership with its co-ministers, who are the heart and hands of the ministry.

The Sisters of Charity Health System solely owns two Catholic hospitals: St. Vincent Charity Medical Center in Cleveland, Ohio; and Mercy Medical Center in Canton, Ohio. The health system also oversees three grantmaking foundations located in Cleveland, Canton and Columbia, South Carolina. Each foundation sponsors significant community initiatives and collaborations that address causes and consequences of poverty. Outreach organizations include Joseph’s Home, a unique residential care center for homeless men in Cleveland; Early Childhood Resource Center for people working in childcare in all settings in Canton; Healthy Learners, a health care resource for children from low-income families in South Carolina; and the South Carolina Center for Fathers and Families, a state-wide organization supporting initiatives to reengage fathers in the lives of their children.

The Sisters of Charity Health System also provides residential elder care services at Regina Health Center in Richfield, Ohio, and Light of Hearts Villa in Bedford, Ohio. For more information, visit www.sistersofcharityhealth.org.


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Sisters of Chartiy Foundation of Cleveland sponsors sisters convening program focused on diversity

The Sisters of Charity Foundation of Cleveland co-sponsored a recent sisters convening program with the Conference of Religious Leadership that brought together 200 participants to focus on the topic of welcoming diversity.[More]

tags: Sisters of Charity Foundation of Cleveland, Foundations

Crain's Cleveland Business covers shift in Cleveland philanthropy, highlights Sisters of Charity Foundation of Cleveland

Crain’s Cleveland Business recently explored shifts in Cleveland philanthropy strategy. Sisters of Charity Foundation of Cleveland President Susanna Krey spoke to Crain’s for the article, discussing the foundation’s strategic goals and how focus areas have narrowed throughout the last two decades.[More]

tags: Sisters of Charity Foundation of Cleveland, Foundations

South Carolina Center for Fathers and Families program uses $35,000 grant to help put fathers to work

The Man 2 Man fatherhood program, which is a program of the South Carolina Center for Fathers and Families, received a $35,000 grant from the Perdue Foundation that has been helping put fathers to work in the Pee Dee region of South Carolina. WBTW-TV aired a story about how the funding support's the program's Employability Bootcamp, which helps fathers gain employment.[More]

tags: South Carolina Center for Fathers and Families, Outreach

Joseph's Home and musical partner Access Music featured in The Plain Dealer

This summer, Joseph’s Home partnered with Access Music, a group of professional musicians from the Cleveland area, to provide classical music to residents and alumni. With a mission to provide musical offerings to communities whose access to music is most limited, Access Music shared pieces from Johann Sebastian Bach, Ludwig van Beethoven, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart and more.
The Plain Dealer recently wrote about Access Music and highlighted the group's partnership with Joseph's Home.[More]

tags: Joseph's Home, Outreach

St. Vincent Charity welcomes new chief operating officer

Shannan D. Ritchie, FACHE, has been appointed chief operating officer of St. Vincent Charity Medical Center. Ritchie joins St. Vincent Charity with nearly two decades of executive leadership in health care.[More]

tags: St. Vincent Charity Medical Center, health care