The Sisters of Saint Joseph have provided care to elderly people in need in the Erie region for more than 130 years. Learn about their history and take a tour of the modern long-term care facility at Saint Mary’s Home of Erie and state-of-the art Alzheimer’s nursing care at the Gallagher Center.
Saint Mary’s Home of Erie is one many members of the Pennsylvania Catholic Health Association continuing the healing ministry of Jesus Christ, begun over 2,000 years ago in Galilee. This ministry is carried out by hundreds of highly qualified health care professionals and caregivers in award winning hospitals, nursing facilities, hospices, related health care organizations and residences across the Commonwealth.
Catholic health care in Pennsylvania plays a vital role in caring for our citizens, ministering especially to the poor, uninsured and vulnerable. The PCHA and its members give witness to gospel values in public affairs in Pennsylvania.
Over 3 million Pennsylvanians are assisted at Catholic hospitals each year, and hundreds of thousands more are helped at homes for the aged, health care centers, social service centers and other facilities.
Tune in to the Pennsylvania Cable Network (PCN) at 5:30 p.m., Sunday, September 6, 2015. Check your local listing on the PCN website.