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Lifetime Achievement Award

CHA's Lifetime Achievement Award annually recognizes an individual who has devoted much of her/his life to Catholic health care.


For a lifetime of contributions to the ministry

This award is conferred each year upon an acknowledged leader of the health ministry who has inspired and mentored numerous others. The individual's leadership extends past the Catholic health ministry to influence and impact the local community and beyond.

The recipients of the Lifetime Achievement Award will receive an honorarium and paid expenses to attend the assembly and accept the award.

2017 RECIPIENTS

John J. Finan, Jr. 
President and Chief Executive Officer, Franciscan Missionaries of Our Lady Health System, Baton Rouge, La.
Sr. Mary Dorothea Sondgeroth, OP 
Assistant Executive Director, St. Dominic Health Services Foundation, Jackson, Miss.
Sr. Jomary Trstensky, OSF 
Chairperson, Hospital Sisters Ministries, Springfield, Ill.


Past Recipients


2016

Sr. Barbara Moore, CSJ
Ascension Sponsor
St. Louis

 

2015

Sr. Mary Mollison, CSA
Vice President, Spirituality and Care Transitions
Agnesian HealthCare
Fond du Lac, Wis.

 

2014

Sr. Mary Roch Rocklage, RSM
Health Ministry Liaison
Mercy
Chesterfield, Mo.

 

Sr. Mary Jean Tague, DC
Proyecto Juan Diego
Brownsville, Texas

2013

Sr. Maura Brannick, CSC
Founder, Sister Maura Brannick Health Center
Saint Joseph Regional Medical Center
Mishawaka, Ind.

Rev. Msgr. Edmund J. Klimek
Senior Priest Chaplain
Sacred Heart Hospital
Eau Claire, Wis.

2012

Msgr. Charles J. Fahey
Marie Ward Doty Professor of Aging Studies
Fordham University
Bronx, N.Y.

Sr. Kathleen Popko, SP
President
Sisters of Providence
Holyoke, Mass.

2011

Sr. Generose Gervais, OSF
Administrator/Executive Director Emeritus
Saint Marys Hospital – Mayo Clinic
President, Poverello Foundation
Rochester, Minn.

Sr. Mary Patricia Barrett, CSA
Special Assistant to the President/CEO
Sisters of Charity Health System
Cleveland

2010

Sr. Mary Frances Loftin, DC
Chairperson of the Board
Saint Thomas Health Services
Nashville, Tenn.
Board Member
St. Vincent's Health System
Birmingham, Ala.

Sr. Rita Thomas, CBS
Board Member
Bon Secours Hampton Roads Health System
Suffolk, Va.

2009

Sr. Yvonne Gellise, RSM
Senior Advisor for Governance
Saint Joseph Mercy Health System
Ann Arbor, Mich.

2008

Sr. Monica Heeran, CSJP
Board Chair, Volunteers in Medicine Clinic
Board Member
PeaceHealth
Eugene, Ore.

2007

Sr. Mary Trinita Eddington, OP
Vice President, Community Health Services
St. Dominic Health Services
Jackson, Miss.

2006

John (Jack) W. Glaser, STD
Senior Vice President, Theology and Ethics, and
Director of the Center for Healthcare Reform
St. Joseph Health System
Orange, Calif.

2005

Daniel F. Russell
President Emeritus
Catholic Health East
Newtown Square, Pa.

2004

Sr. Mary Eileen Wilhelm, RSM
President and Chief Executive Officer
Mercy Medical
Daphne, Ala.

A "Generation of Ethicists" (six individuals):

Fr. Benedict M. Ashley, OP
Adjunct Professor
Center for Health Care Ethics
Saint Louis University and
Professor Emeritus of Moral Theology
Aquinas Institute of Theology
St. Louis

John Collins Harvey, MD, Ph.D.
Senior Research Scholar and
Professor Emeritus of Medicine
Center for Clinical Bioethics
Georgetown University Medical Center
Washington, D.C.

Fr. Richard A. McCormick
Former John A. O'Brien Professor of Christian Ethics
Notre Dame University (posthumously)

Fr. Albert S. Moraczewski, OP, Ph.D., STM
President Emeritus
National Catholic Bioethics Center
Boston

Fr. Kevin D. O'Rourke, OP, JCD, STM
Professor of Bioethics
Neiswanger Institute for Bioethics and Health Policy
Stritch School of Medicine
Loyola University Chicago

Edmund D. Pellegrino, MD
Professor Emeritus of Medicine and Medical Ethics and
Senior Research Scholar
Kennedy Institute of Ethics and
Adjunct Professor of Philosophy
Georgetown University
Washington, D.C.

2003

Sr. Bernice Coreil, DC
Executive Advisor to the President
Ascension Health
St. Louis

2002

Sr. Mary Caritas Geary, SP
Advocacy Coordinator
Sisters of Providence
Holyoke, Mass.

2001

Brother Philip Kennedy, CFA
Elk Grove Village, Ill.

2000

Sr. Mary Maurita Sengelaub, RSM
Sister Trustee
Sisters of Mercy Regional Community of Detroit

1999

Sr. Mary Rose McPhee, DC
Executive Director
Seton Cove
Austin, Texas