Sister Carol Keehan Award

New in 2020! - For boldly championing society's most vulnerable

Created in honor of Sr. Carol Keehan, DC, for her courageous work to ensure everyone — regardless of means, race, religion or creed — has access to quality health care, CHA is pleased to introduce the Sister Carol Keehan Award.

This award will be annually bestowed on someone who advances the healing mission of Jesus by valiantly advocating for a more equitable and compassionate health system. The recipient will have exhibited a deep commitment to social justice and boldly defended the most poor and vulnerable in society. The person will have demonstrated the ability to shape public opinion, influence the work of others, remain steadfast in the face of adversity and courageously champion a cause to further the common good.

The honoree will be presented with the Sister Carol Keehan Award and an honorarium at the 2020 Catholic Health Assembly in Atlanta, during the Awards Banquet on June 8. CHA will pay for travel, lodging and related expenses, as well as waive the registration fee for the recipient to attend Assembly 2020 to accept the award. Additionally, the person selected for this award will annually receive complimentary registration for the Assembly.

Nominees may or may not be working in the Catholic health ministry but will have collaborated with ministry organizations or its representatives to advocate for an improved health system. Nominees must be alive and may or may not be retired. Nomination for a different CHA award does not preclude nomination for this award.

Deadline for nominations: Dec. 11, 2019

Nomination Guidelines & Entry Form