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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Catholic Diocese of Cleveland: Perseverance in Hope 2019 luncheon benefits Joseph’s Home

More than 320 people attended the sold-out Joseph's Home annual fundraising luncheon, Perserverance in Hope, June 19 in Cleveland. The Most Reverend Nelson J. Perez, Bishop of Cleveland, was the keynote speaker, telling the crowd, “Hope in the midst of despair is at the center of Christianity. The resurrection offers us hope. Joseph’s Home is a sign of hope."[More]

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Regina Health Center receives Circle of Excellence Award from national nursing administration association

The National Association of Directors of Nursing Administration in Long Term Care (NADONA) recently awarded Regina Health Center with its highest honor, the Circle of Excellence Award, at a conference in Las Vegas. The award recognizes Regina Health Center for being one of only a handful of nursing homes in Ohio to receive a deficiency-free survey from the Ohio Department of Health (ODH) in 2018.[More]

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Mercy Medical Center receives Get With The Guidelines Target: Stroke Honor Roll Elite Gold Plus Quality Achievement Award

Mercy Medical Center has received the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association’s Get With The Guidelines®Target: Stroke Honor Roll Elite Gold Plus Quality Achievement Award. The award recognizes the hospital’s commitment to ensuring stroke patients receive the most appropriate treatment according to nationally recognized, research-based guidelines based on the latest scientific evidence.[More]

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Sisters of Charity Foundation of Cleveland celebrates The Innovation Mission and fighting poverty with big ideas

For the past 18-months, the Sisters of Charity Foundation of Cleveland worked to help encourage and develop innovative ideas aimed at breaking down specific barriers faced by low-income families through five fellows chosen for the Innovation Mission: Fighting Poverty with Big Ideas. The foundation held a recent community event at the Global Center for Health Innovation in Cleveland to uplift and champion the fellows’ innovative solutions to fighting poverty.[More]

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Healthy Insights from Healthy Learners: Making a difference in children’s lives

Healthy Learners provides thousands of vision, dental, medication and other health-related services to students across South Carolina on its mission for healthy children, better students and thriving communities. The latest issue of the Healthy Insights from Healthy Learners newsletter shares the stories of students who Healthy Learners has helped remove their health barriers to learning, as well as news, program updates and more.[More]

tags: Healthy Learners, Outreach