"Make Yourself Necessary to Somebody." - Ralph Waldo Emerson
Why Become A Volunteer?
- You will be part of a unique experience
- We provide medical care not only within our walls, but also in the community
- We serve all individuals with equal dignity, respect and care.
- Our medical and administrative staff supports volunteer efforts like no other medical establishment
- Our environment is warm and supportive
- We treat volunteers as "family"
- Whether you have a skill or smile to share, you can make a difference
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Why Volunteer at St. Vincent?
We recognize that there are many places where you can donate your time and energy. But there is no place like St. Vincent Charity Medical Center .
As a witness to our mission-driven service to others, you will be part of a unique experience. A hospital without boundaries, we are dedicated to providing medical care not only within our walls, but also out in the community where it is needed most. We serve all individuals with equal dignity, respect and care. We have a medical staff that is as dedicated to quality care as it is to serving the poor, and an administration that supports these volunteer efforts like no other medical establishment.
Our volunteers find our environment to be warm and supportive. We demonstrate our gratitude for the generous donation of their time and talent by treating volunteers as "family," and not as a "cast of thousands."
Many volunteers have been part of the St. Vincent Charity family of Caregivers for more than 20 years. These dedicated people believe strongly in the mission, vision and values of St. Vincent Charity Medical Center , and want to be part of this special kind of medical environment.
History of Service
St. Vincent Charity Medical Center has a long history of service and volunteerism. In 1851, four European missionary Sisters came to Cleveland, Ohio, to serve the sick and poor. People soon began calling the women "angels" referring both to the white habits they wore and ceaseless compassion they had. Fourteen years later, the Sisters, along with retired surgeon Gustave E. Weber and Bishop Pappe of Cleveland opened St. Vincent Charity Medical Center .
Today the hospital practices quality Catholic healthcare and provides 24-hour emergency services. It is owned by a partnership between the Sisters of Charity of St. Augustine and University Hospitals Health System. The partnership also includes St. John West Shore Hospital. A standard of excellence and commitment to care have consistently been this partnership's mission. While we are a thriving urban hospital, we have not forgotten our mission. St. Vincent Charity Medical Center provide $13 million in charity and uncompensated care annually.
A Faith-Based Mission
At St. Vincent Charity Medical Center , you can give your time and talent to a place where there is a higher calling. As a catholic hospital, St. Vincent Charity Medical Center provides care that is centered on the principle teachings Jesus Christ. We believe in:
- a deep respect for the dignity and value of all persons
- the practice of quality care
- dedication to the poor
- commitment to education