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

Catholic Health Association highlights how St. Vincent Charity has quickly adapted how it provides behavioral health care

St. Vincent Charity Medical Center has had to adapt how it delivers care to patients, and that's especially evident in caring for patients with serious behavioral health concerns. Health Progress, a publication of the Catholic Health Association of the United States, recently highlighted how St. Vincent Charity has quickly reworked how it provides behavioral health care.[More]

tags: St. Vincent Charity Medical Center, health care

A prayer and reflection for Palm Sunday

Emptying out of what we cling to as our “self” is built into the very dynamic of life. On behalf of the Catholic Health Association, we are pleased to share the following prayer and reflection for Palm Sunday.[More]

tags: Prayers, Sisters of Charity of St. Augustine, Sisters of Charity Health System, Catholic Health Association

Sisters of Charity Foundation of South Carolina research and policy director named one of The State's 20 under 40 honorees

The State newspaper has named Sisters of Charity Foundation of South Carolina Research and Policy Director Chynna Phillips to its list of 20 under 40 honorees. This is the 17th year that The State and thestate.com have recognized 20 people under the age 40 in the Midlands - people who are having an impact in the community either through their professions or through their volunteer and civic work.[More]

tags: Sisters of Charity Foundation of South Carolina, Foundations

Sisters of Charity Foundation of Cleveland Good Samaritan Grants now open

In order to respond quickly to the COVID-19 pandemic crisis in communities, this year's Good Samaritan Grants Program from the Sisters of Charity Foundation of Cleveland opens today, April 1, more than a month earlier than in past years. The program will also have an expedited, rolling application process.[More]

tags: Sisters of Charity Foundation of Cleveland, Foundations

Early Child Resource Center offering extra support for Temporary Pandemic Child Care Programs

The Early Childhood Resource Center is offering temporary pandemic child care programs to access resources, communication, mini-grants and staffing to stay operational and provide child care for essential workers during the COVID-19 crisis.
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tags: Early Childhood Resource Center, outreach