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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Sisters of Charity Foundation of Cleveland president discusses using innovation to tackle poverty

The founder of Strategy + Action/Philanthropy recently spoke with Sisters of Charity Foundation of Cleveland President Susanna Krey about The Innovation Mission, which takes a page from the handbook on entrepreneurship, injects the spirit of innovation and mixes it up with funding and coaching support for smart folks who bring new ideas to tackling poverty. They spoke about what the foundation, the social entrepreneurs and the community are learning.[More]

tags: Sisters of Charity Foundation of Cleveland, Foundations

Mercy Medical Center International Outreach Team completes medical mission in Dominican Republic

Mercy Medical Center's Mercy International Mission Outreach Team recently completed its annual medical mission trip to the Dominican Republic. Physicians and nurses provided 45 surgeries and served more than 500 patients at two clinic locations.[More]

tags: Mercy Medical Center, health care

Prayer for today - a reflection for Easter

On behalf of the Catholic Health Association of the United States, we are pleased to share a reflection for Easter.[More]

tags: Prayers, Sisters of Charity Health System, Catholic Health Association

The Heart of Regina Health Center: Donor spotlight focuses on a couple of dynamic duos

Regina Health Center is in the midst of a renovation project to update and beautify all resident rooms and resident gathering spaces in the nursing home portion of the facility, which has been made possible in part by a $1 million matching gift initiative as part of its 25th anniversary renovation campaign. A number of donors have made the matching gift fund possible, including Dr. Elizabeth Macintyre and her husband Dr. Joseph A. Sopko. Their inspiration for making a transformational gift is detailed in the latest issue of The Heart of Regina Health Center newsletter.[More]

tags: Regina Health Center, health care

Rejoice in the miracle of Easter and the many blessings of God’s love

May you rejoice in the miracle of Easter and the many blessings of God’s love. Together with our health, grantmaking and outreach ministries, we carry forward the Sisters of Charity of St. Augustine’s enduring legacy of responsive ministry, creative stewardship and an ongoing quest for social justice. We are grateful for your support and friendship, today and always.[More]

tags: Sisters of Charity Health System, Prayers