Signs of the Times

June 22-24
Chicago Marriott Downtown



Catholic tradition inspires health care leaders in service to the poor
Fourteen years ago, I was fortunate to go with a group of Catholic health care leaders to Assisi, Italy. Sr. Laura Wolf, OSF, whose congregation grew out of the Franciscan tradition, blessed us. . .
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From uncertainty to hope: observations from a most eventful year
As is traditional for the CHA chair-person, I traveled to Rome this spring with a group of executives to attend CHA's Ecclesiology and Spiritual Renewal Program for Health Care Leaders. . .
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Sr. Carol Keehan, DC, kicks off CHA centennial with praise for workers
CHA's top executive kicked off the association's centennial-year celebration with a speech at the Catholic Health Assembly here on June 24, where she highlighted the people of Catholic health care.
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Bishop Lynch says Catholic Church is "reimagining" its role in the world
The Catholic Church is at the beginning of "a long, and admittedly sometimes slow, process of reimagining" that will represent an "ecclesial return to its roots."
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Dr. Abraham Verghese reminds care providers of importance of human touch, connections in health care
While Dr. Abraham Verghese, an internist and best-selling author, believes in the power of technological tools available to today's doctors, he champions for health care providers to draw on. . .
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Expert offers 'to do' list to promote population-based health initiatives
In a broad view of what keeps a population healthy, genetics, socioeconomic and education status, proper diet and exercise. . .
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Betancourt says reducing health care disparities will pay off in increased value
Health care leaders looking for ways to drive value in their businesses would do well to put resources towards closing health care disparities, Dr. Joseph Betancourt told health care. . .
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Human trafficking survivor offers health care providers insight on how to identify and assist victims
An Indonesian woman who was forced into domestic labor against her will in the United States, but managed to escape and went on to work for a survivors' organization, provided... 
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Dr. Gary Slutkin calls on health sector to interrupt epidemic of violence
Dr. Gary Slutkin believes violence is an epidemic health problem both domestically and abroad, and during a keynote. . .
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Bon Secours Virginia, UCLA Health take population health approach in care
Catholic health care systems have been at the forefront of health care innovation and need to continue to lead the charge as systems shift toward population health approaches...
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Global aid experts share research on missions, report on worker shortages, call for partnerships
In a rapid-fire series of presentations, speakers at CHA's international outreach session at Monday's Catholic Health Assembly moved from covering a mission trip survey to. . .
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Haitian church leaders thank ministry for support, ask for continued help
Just because the construction phase is approaching its end point, doesn't mean the project to rebuild earthquake-stricken St. Francis de Sales Hospital in downtown Port-au-Prince, Haiti, is over.
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Dispensary of Hope collects unused medication, distributes it to needy
David Troutman, 64, is a former Presbyterian minister who had a 30-year career in religious book publishing and distribution. . .
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Sr. Mary Jean Tague serves wherever the need is greatest
At age 76, Sr. Mary Jean Tague, DC, could savor the memories of an adventuresome clinical and administrative career dedicated to easing the plight of the medically underserved at home and abroad. But she's not ready to reflect. . . 
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Called to lead, Sr. Rocklage draws on faith, humor and business savvy
Take a quick survey of Sr. Mary Roch Rocklage's closest associates, and they'll characterize some of her outstanding leadership. . . 
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Lanier supports St. Vincent's mission with high energy and soft sell
When Jane R. Lanier talks about her proudest accomplishments, she doesn't bring up the state-of-the-art centers for heart, cancer and family medicine at St. Vincent's HealthCare in Jacksonville. . .
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Emerging leaders honored for their service to ministry
Across the Catholic health ministry, young leaders with a passion for the mission are honing skills to help guide the ministry in the future. CHA celebrates up-and-comers who show strong leadership capabilities and a personal commitment to Catholic health care. . .
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Pre-Assembly community benefit program focuses on creating healthier communities
There's no one-size-fits-all approach to encourage people to engage in healthy behaviors, said speakers at CHA's pre-assembly community benefit program on Sunday.
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