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 

Blog Posts From

St. Vincent Charity offers specialized lumbar disk replacement to relive back pain, preserve mobility

Nearly 80 percent of American adults experience lower back pain at some point. While most will recover with nonsurgical treatments, those with degenerative disk disease, spinal stenosis and other related conditions find spinal fusion surgery eliminates painful motion and restores stability in the spine. However, St. Vincent Charity Medical Center offers an effective alternative—lumbar disk replacement—for younger, healthy patients seeking to maintain mobility after surgery. St. Vincent Charity’s Robert F. McLain, M.D., who worked with investigators in the first FDA trials on the procedure, is the recognized expert on lumbar disk replacement surgery in Northeast Ohio.[More]

tags: St. Vincent Charity Medical Center, health care

Joseph’s Home to host Warm Hands, Warm Hearts fundraising event January 30

Joseph’s Home is hosting its Warm Hands, Warm Hearts fundraising happy hour social Thursday, January 30, from 5:30 – 7:30 at Market Garden Brewery, 1947 W. 25th St., Cleveland, Ohio. Tickets are $25 per person and include one drink ticket and an appetizer bar. Come warm your hands at the fireplace and warm your heart by helping to raise awareness of the medical needs of the homeless in Cleveland.[More]

tags: Joseph's Home, outreach

Cleveland Magazine highlights St. Vincent Charity spine surgeon as a “Champion of Care”

Lumbar disk replacement, which substitutes a worn or degenerated disk with an artificial disk, alleviates lower back pain while allowing for normal range of motion. Robert F. McLain, M.D., a spine surgeon in the Spine and Orthopedic Institute at St. Vincent Charity Medical Center, is a specialist in this advanced surgical procedure. Dr. McLain was featured as a “Champions of Care” in Cleveland Magazine for the life-changing surgery he performed on Akron firefighter and paramedic Steve Arce.[More]

tags: St. Vincent Charity Medical Center, health care

Donor provides new shoes for children at Mercy Mission Outreach’s annual Christmas party at St. Paul Square

Sixty-six children in northeast Canton received a new pair of custom fit tennis shoes just before Christmas at Mercy Medical Center Mission Outreach’s annual neighborhood Christmas open house at Mercy at St. Paul Square, thanks to the generosity of an anonymous donor and BSN Sports. The children were able to pick shoe size, type and color at the open house on Friday, Dec. 20. The shoes were delivered on the following Monday, Dec. 23, just in time for Christmas.[More]

tags: Mercy Medical Center, health care

Ask Your Congressional Representatives to oppose cutting SNAP benefit levels

Proposed changes to the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) would hit Northeast Ohio families particularly hard, according to statistics from the Center for Community Solutions (CCS). CCS found 41 percent of the state’s SNAP recipients would be affected by a federal proposal to remove states’ ability to calculate benefits based on local utility costs. Reducing the Standard Utility Allowance (SUA) starting this year could cost Cuyahoga County $21 million and Cleveland $13 million annually. That breaks down to a loss of about $45 a month for each SNAP recipient. Please urge Ohio Senators Brown and Portman and your representative in the U.S. House to oppose the proposed rule.[More]

tags: Advocacy, Sisters of Charity Health System