Publications

Health system reportS to the community

Published in 2017

Together, the Sisters of Charity Health System and ministries represent nearly $700 million in assets and 4,000 faith-filled professionals with one mission: to heal and serve all of God’s people.

Published in 2013

Together as a family of ministries, which includes five acute care Catholic hospitals, two elder care facilities, three grantmaking foundations, and six outreach organizations, the Sisters of Charity Health System achieved so much in 2012. Learn more about our collective achievements through the following annual report to the community, which was presented in May 2013:

 

THE NEXT GENERATION OF SPONSORSHIP

Since 1851, the Sisters of Charity of St. Augustine (CSA) have responded to the unmet needs of the underserved through the development of a number of sponsored health and human service ministries. Our congregation has always been committed to responsible and creative stewardship of community resources, and increased collaboration with others to bring God’s love and healing presence to those in need. In 2007, the Sisters of Charity of St. Augustine formally established the next generation of sponsorship of the ministries of our congregation. It was at that time, in response to our request, that the Vatican issued a decree giving the Sisters of Charity of St. Augustine formal approval for a new model that transitioned sponsorship from being entirely held by the Sisters of Charity of St. Augustine to a new leadership structure (called public juridic person by the Catholic Church) that includes sisters and laity. In this new model, the CSA congregational leader appoints at least five Members, which may include both laity and religious. Prior to 2007, there were three Members of the Sisters of Charity Health System, each one a Sister of Charity of St. Augustine. In the past and current sponsorship model, the Members are responsible for exercising certain reserved powers such as approval of philosophy and mission, as well as the approval of the CEO, encumbering assets, and joint ventures. Read more in The Next Generation of Sponsorship booklet.

 

The History of our founders: the Sisters of Charity of St. Augustine

The Sisters of Charity of St. Augustine is a congregation of women religious who, since their founding in 1851, have carried forward a faith-based legacy of high-quality, compassionate care.

In 1982, the Sisters of Charity of St. Augustine established the Sisters of Charity Health System to provide the direct oversight and stewardship of the congregation’s sponsored ministries. The establishment of the health system brought the sponsored ministries together, ensuring a solid base for mission development and encouraging increased collaboration with laity. Today, the Sisters of Charity Health System sponsors more than 20 health and human services organizations in Northeast Ohio and South Carolina.

This document provides critical information about the Sisters of Charity of St. Augustine’s charism, mission and history, which includes more than 160 years of responsive ministry and a quest for social justice.

 

LIVING THE MISSION

Living the Mission shares the efforts of various Sisters of Charity Health System ministries to address a broad range of universal community issues with excellence, innovation and compassion. Readers across the country are encouraged to contact us at info@sistersofcharityhealth.org for more information on the various programs.

 

E-NEWSLETTER

The Sisters of Charity Health System e-newsletter shares recent news and updates from the health system and our many ministries. Sign up here to receive the e-newsletter.

 

From our ministries

Early Childhood Resource Center

Healthy Learners

Joseph's Home

Light of Hearts Villa

Mercy Medical Center

 Regina Health Center

Sisters of Charity Foundation of Canton

Sisters of Charity Foundation of Cleveland

Sisters of Charity Foundation of South Carolina

St. Vincent Charity Medical Center  

South Carolina Center for Fathers and Families 

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Joseph's Journey: Joseph's Home works to overcome the identification crisis for people experiencing homelessness

The recent issue of Joseph's Journey, the biannual newsletter of Joseph’s Home, features an article about the identification crisis facing people experiencing homelessness, as well as information about Perseverance in Hope, the Joseph's Home virtual benefit luncheon happening October 28, a letter from Executive Director Beth Graham about creating change for a better world for all, news updates and more.

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tags: Joseph's Home, Outreach

You are cordially invited to join us for Sentiments and Songs of Gratitude

We invite supporters of all our ministries to join us for a celebration of your generous partnership in the mission of the Sisters of Charity of St. Augustine. In appreciation of your generous support, the Sisters of Charity of St. Augustine, the leadership of the Sisters of Charity Health System and our ministries cordially invite you to join us for Sentiments and Songs of Gratitude. This is a livestreamed program on Sunday, September 27, at 7 p.m. that includes a mini-concert celebrating the generosity of friends like you. The program features the BlueWater Chamber Orchestra String Quartet and Country Music Recording Artists Phillip Lammonds and Lainey Wilson.[More]

tags: Early Childhood Resource Center, Events, Joseph's Home, Light of Hearts Villa, Mercy Medical Center, Regina Health Center, Sisters of Charity Health System, Sisters of Charity of St. Augustine, South Carolina Center for Fathers and Families, Building Healthy Communities

Health system ministries in Stark County part of collaborative to help families at risk for infant mortality

Toward Health Resiliency for Infant Vitality & Equity (THRIVE) in Stark County, Ohio, works to determine the factors that lead to infant mortality in the Canton community and reduce the overall infant mortality rate as well as the disparity in birth outcomes relative to white and black infants. The Sisters of Charity Foundation of Canton is a funder of the program and the Early Childhood Resource Center is a community partner/referring agency for the program. Radio station WKSU recently highlighted work of the THRIVE program.[More]

tags: Early Childhood Resource Center, Sisters of Charity Foundation of Canton, Outreach, Foundations

Health System welcomes and celebrates the Most Reverend Edward C. Malesic, JCL, as 12th Bishop of the Catholic Diocese of Cleveland

On behalf of our ministries, the Sisters of Charity Health System welcomes and celebrates the Most Reverend Edward C. Malesic, JCL, who was installed Monday, September 14, as the 12th Bishop of the Catholic Diocese of Cleveland. The health system was pleased to present the livestream of Bishop Malesic’s installation, which is available online.[More]

tags: Sisters of Charity Health System, Sisters of Charity of St. Augustine

Sisters of Charity Foundation of Cleveland part of Sisters on the Frontlines collaborative that receives national recognition

The Sisters of Charity Foundation of Cleveland is part of a collaborative working to share relief grants with Catholic sisters serving individuals and families affected by COVID-19. The Sisters on the Frontlines initiative led by FADICA, GHR Foundation and others, inspired a second pilot program in Northeast Ohio, with $1,000 grants for more than 60 sisters in congregations across the Cleveland, Akron and Youngstown areas. Global Sisters Report, an online publication of National Catholic Reporter, highlighted the initiative and featured foundation senior program officer Margaret Eigsti in a recent story.[More]

tags: Sisters of Charity Foundation of Cleveland, Foundations