The Sisters of Charity Health System was established in 1982 as the parent corporation for the sponsored ministries of the Sisters of Charity of St. Augustine (CSA).
The CSA Congregation, since founding in 1851, continues a faith-based legacy of high-quality, compassionate care in partnership with its co-ministers, who are the heart and hands of the ministry to continue the healing ministry of Jesus Christ.
Sisters of Charity Health System
Many of the health and human service ministries of the CSA Congregation are overseen by the Sisters of Charity Health System. The health system was established in 1982 as the parent corporation for the sponsored ministries of the Sisters of Charity of St. Augustine in Ohio and South Carolina. All of the ministries are part of the Catholic Church, responding to all of God’s people in the spirit and mission of the Sisters of Charity of St. Augustine.
The Sisters of Charity Health System solely sponsors two Catholic hospitals: St. Vincent Charity Medical Center in Cleveland, Ohio, and Mercy Medical Center in Canton, Ohio. As health care has changed over these close to 170 years of founding, additional hospital ministries founded by CSA in Cleveland, Ohio, Sandusky, Ohio, Akron, Ohio, Columbia, South Carolina have changed too. Although carried forth by others at this time, the mission and faith-based culture is part of their history and legacy.
The Sisters of Charity Health System also oversees three grantmaking foundations located in Cleveland and Canton, Ohio, and Columbia, South Carolina. Each foundation sponsors significant community outreach initiatives and collaborations that address causes and consequences of poverty including responding to the social determinants of health.
Other health and human outreach services and education-related organizations within the Sisters of Charity Health System include Joseph’s Home, which serves as one of the only providers in Northeast Ohio exclusively focused on medical respite care; Early Childhood Resource Center for people working in childcare in all settings in Stark County; Healthy Learners, a health care resource and partnership with school nurses and providers for children from low-income families in South Carolina; and the South Carolina Center for Fathers and Families, a state-wide organization supporting initiatives to reengage fathers in the lives of their children.
The Sisters of Charity Health System also provides skilled nursing/assisted living at Regina Health Center and assisted living at Light of Hearts Villa in Bedford, Ohio.
The Sisters of Charity of St. Augustine in its living out of religious life in community, prayer, and service each day responds to God’s call to follow “In All Things Charity,” our charism, the gift to the Church.