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 elects 2019 board officers and welcomes new board members

The Sisters of Charity Foundation of Cleveland welcomes three new board members in 2019, as well as announces the board’s 2019 officers: Robyn N. Gordon, chair; Judge Michael John Ryan, vice chair; Woodrow Whitlow, PhD, vice chair; Sean Hennessy, treasurer; Joe Gibbons, secretary.[More]

tags: Sisters of Charity Foundation of Cleveland, Foundations

Mercy Medical Center lowers rates of readmissions by more than 20% with new artificial intelligence capabilities

Mercy Medical Center has lowered rates of all-cause readmissions by more that 20 percent through the application of Jvion’s Cognitive Machine solution. Mercy is effectively leveraging Jvion’s Artificial Intelligence (AI) technology to enhance quality improvement efforts and care quality.[More]

tags: Mercy Medical Center, health care

Sisters of Charity Foundation of Cleveland supporting event to celebrate Catholic sisters

Sisters, associates and lay partners across Northeast Ohio will discuss civil discourse and its role in today’s society in a March 3 event titled “Civil Discourse: How to Have Difficult Conversations” to celebrate National Catholic Sisters Week. Featuring keynote speaker Sr. Janet Mock, CSJ, former executive director of the Leadership Conference of Women Religious (LCWR), the event is Sunday, March 3.[More]

tags: Sisters of Charity Foundation of Cleveland, Foundations

Ask your U.S. representative to support the Palliative Care and Hospice Education and Training Act

The Palliative Care and Hospice Education and Training Act (PCHETA) was reintroduced in the House last week as HR 647. This bipartisan legislation, supported by the Sisters of Charity Health System and the Catholic Health Association of the United States, would establish education centers and career incentive awards to improve the training of doctors, nurses, physician assistants, social workers and other health professionals in palliative care. We are urging everyone to contact your representative to ask him/her to co-sponsor this important legislation[More]

tags: Advocacy, health care, Sisters of Charity Health System

Early Childhood Resource Center part of $618,000 GAR Foundation initiative to advance quality in Akron preschools

The GAR Foundation recently announced the launch of a new $618,000 initiative designed to advance early childhood learning in Akron’s neighborhoods with the greatest needs. The initiative is a collaboration between GAR Foundation, the Early Childhood Resource Center, Summit Education Initiative and Kent State University’s Center for Public Policy and Health.[More]

tags: Early Childhood Resource Center, Outreach