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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Rosary Hall at St. Vincent Charity to receive $2M as part of county opioid lawsuit settlement

Officials from Cuyahoga County recently announced plans for using $23.1 million won in settlements with opioid manufacturers to bolster treatment for addicts, prevent further addiction and make investments in some agencies impacted by the opioid epidemic. St. Vincent Charity Medical Center will receive $2 million of that sum to expand addiction treatment services at Rosary Hall.[More]

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St. Vincent Charity obesity expert explains why body-shaming is harmful, not helpful

Comedian and talk show host Bill Maher recently commented on the obesity epidemic and its role in the dysfunction of the American health care system. He suggests the solution to lowering health care costs is to motivate people to lose weight by body-shaming, or fat-shaming, them. The segment also included many common misconceptions about obesity. Dr. Leslie Pristas, medical director of the Center for Bariatric Surgery at St. Vincent Charity Medical Center, explains why body-shaming is harmful and not helpful.[More]

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Mercy Medical Center releases 2018-19 community benefit report

Mercy Medical Center recently released its 2018-19 community benefit report, We are Here for Everyone. The report illustrates the more than $20 million in community benefit the hospital provided in 2018, some of the stories behind the work and what it means to be a Catholic hospital.[More]

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St. Vincent Charity patient advocacy improves care through compassionate, hands-on approach

Faith-based health care offers a unique environment of patient care that addresses medical, spiritual and socioeconomic needs. As Cleveland’s only Catholic hospital, caregivers at St. Vincent Charity Medical Center serve a mission dedicated to the healing ministry of Jesus and serve with a deep respect for the dignity and value of all persons. This mission, and a devotion to caring for the whole person, led St. Vincent Charity to establish a patient advocacy department that is unlike that of any other health system in Northeast Ohio. [More]

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Health Progress Journal highlights Catholic Community Connection as a model for Catholic ministries to better collaborate

In an article in Health Progress, the Journal of the Catholic Health Association of the United States, the author highlights Catholic Community Connection as a model for Catholic ministries to better collaborate with one another to improve the social conditions of communities.[More]

tags: Catholic Community Connection, Outreach