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2016 Award Recipients

Each year at the Catholic Health Assembly, the Catholic Health Association of the United States offers four awards that recognize remarkable contributions to Catholic health care. Below are the recipients of the 2016 awards.


Achievement Citation - For innovative programming that changes lives.

2016 RECIPIENT

Transitional Respite Care for the Homeless Program
Providence Health Care
Spokane, Wash.


Sister Concilia Moran Award - For demonstrated creativity and breakthrough thinking that advances the ministry.

2016 RECIPIENT

Molly Crumley
Director, Operations
Mercy LIFE – Valley View and Sharon Hill, Elwyn, Pa.


Lifetime Achievement Award - For a lifetime of contributions to the ministry

2016 RECIPIENT

Sr. Barbara Moore, CSJ
Ascension Sponsor
St. Louis


 

"The Advocates"



One of the most captivating stories from Jesus' healing ministry is recorded in Luke 5:18-26. A paralytic is lowered through the roof by friends who are determined to do whatever is necessary to present him to Jesus, in the belief that Jesus will heal him. The friends are advocates for this vulnerable man. Jesus is moved by their faith and their innovation. He also recognizes that the infirmed man's greatest need is the same as everyone's — a restored relationship with his heavenly Father. Thus, he first forgives the man's sins, taking care of his spirit before healing his body.

Luke's Gospel presents a powerful lesson for our contemporary health ministry. Our faith in Jesus' healing mission and our dedication, innovation and advocacy for all those who are in need of healing mirror that of the friends of the paralytic man.

In 2009, CHA introduced a new sculpture to honor the recipients of the Achievement Citation and CHA awards. The sculpture, "The Advocates," commemorates this story of healing from Luke. It was created for the association by sculptor Clay Enoch.

Tomorrow's Leaders - Honoring the young people who will guide our ministry in the future.

2016 RECIPIENTS:

Jessica EstradaJessica L. Estrada
Director, Community Outreach and
Mission Integration, St. Vincent’s
Health System, Ascension Birmingham, Birmingham, Ala.
Anna GrantAnna M. Grant
Director of Integration, Clinical
Excellence, Bon Secours Health
System, Inc., Marriottsville, Md.
Jenny HawkinsJenny Hawkins
Director, Diversity, Ascension Texas, Austin
 Jill KruseJill Kruse, DO
Medical Director, Avera LIGHT
Program, Avera Health,
Sioux Falls, S.D.
Kimberly LuzKimberly Luz
Divisional Director of Community
Outreach, Hospital Sisters Health
System, Springfield, Ill.
Kassie Runsabove Kassie Runsabove
Coordinator, Child Ready Montana,
St. Vincent Healthcare, Billings, Mont.
Alison SantoreAlison Santore
Senior Director, Federal Government
Affairs, Providence Health & Services,
Renton, Wash.
William Scott William Scott
Emergency Department RN,
PeaceHealth Peace Harbor Medical
Center, Florence, Ore.
Steven Squires Steven Squires, Ph.D.
Vice President, Mission and Ethics,
Mercy Health, Cincinnati
Daniel Stricker Daniel Stricker
Vice President, Strategy and
Business Development,
Ascension Senior Living,
St. Louis