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Sisters of Charity Health system 2012 report to the community

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.

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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 awards $373,000 in Q3 grants to support urban farming, basic needs and Catholic collaboration

The board of directors of the Sisters of Charity Foundation of Cleveland has approved $373,000 in grants for the third quarter of 2018. The grants are helping to support urban farming, basic needs and Catholic collaboration.[More]

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St. Vincent Charity celebrates donors, caregivers and patients at Feast of St. Vincent de Paul

More than 100 friends, supporters and caregivers recently gathered at St. Vincent Charity Medical Center for the Feast of St. Vincent de Paul Mass and Donor Reception. Auxiliary Bishop Emeritus Roger Gries, OSB, presided over Mass and gave the blessing at the reception that followed on the hospital’s front lawn. Guests heard from a number of speakers, including former patient Jonathan Petrea who closed the remarks with a testimonial about his experience with St. Vincent Charity and a demonstration of the “St. Vincent kiss.”[More]

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Sisters of Charity Foundation of South Carolina grants $265,450 to 75 organizations in fall Caritas funding

The Sisters of Charity Foundation of South Carolina recently awarded $265,450 in Caritas grants for the fall 2018 grant cycle to 75 organizations. Caritas grants are awarded to organizations meeting fundamental needs of individuals and families experiencing poverty in South Carolina.[More]

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Mercy Development Foundation awards St. Augustine Award for Distinguished Service to Jack Liberator

On its recent Founders Day, Mercy Development Foundation’s annual donor recognition event, the foundation awarded Jack Liberator its highest honor—the St. Augustine Award for Distinguished Service. This annual award recognizes individuals whose leadership and vision has impacted and helped transform Mercy Medical Center.[More]

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Catholic Health World: Solving legal issues can improve mental health treatment outcomes

Catholic Health World's October 1st cover story features St. Vincent Charity Medical Center and its medical legal partnership (MLP) with The Legal Aid Society of Cleveland. St. Vincent Charity’s MLP provides free, on-site services to resolve civil legal issues that impact the overall health of patients. When it launched in 2017, the program was the first of its kind in Ohio to focus on the needs of those in treatment for behavioral health and addiction diseases.[More]

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