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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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Regina Health Center undertakes major renewal project with generous donor support

Regina Health Center celebrated its 25th anniversary last year. The highlight of the anniversary celebrations was a gala event in September, where a $1 million matching gift initiative was announced to raise funds for a 25th anniversary renovation campaign. With the help of generous donors, Regina Health Center kicked off the renovation project in early January to update and beautify all resident rooms and resident gathering spaces in the nursing home portion of the facility.[More]

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Sisters of Charity Foundation of Canton awards more than $2.2 million in grants

The Sisters of Charity Foundation of Canton awarded more than $2.2 million in grants for the third and fourth quarters of 2018. The grants reflect the foundation's mission to focus on social justice issues that affect the poor and underserved.[More]

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Radiant blog: Rosary Hall co-medical director discusses growing problem of alcohol addiction on 90.3 WCPN

Christopher Adelman, M.D., co-medical director of Rosary Hall at St. Vincent Charity Medical Center, spoke on the 90.3 WCPN “Sound of Ideas” program about alcoholism being an often overlooked addiction and how to support friends or family in recovery.[More]

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South Carolina Center for Fathers and Families program working to stop violence in Columbia

WIS TV recently spoke to staff at the Midlands Fatherhood Coalition about how fatherhood programs can help combat increasing violence in Columbia, South Carolina’s 20203 area code. The coalition is a program of the South Carolina Center for Fathers and Families.[More]

tags: South Carolina Center for Fathers and Families, Outreach

Health system CEO writes about link between housing and health

Thomas Strauss, president and CEO of the Sisters of Charity Health System, and Marc McDermott, vice president and Ohio market leader for Enterprise Community Partners Inc., penned an opinion piece for Crain's Cleveland Business about the link between housing and health, writing about how many low-income families make tradeoffs between rent and preventive health visits. They encouraged business and community leaders to support all programs that address the health of the community, including the social determinants of health.[More]

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