Sister Carol Keehan Award

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.

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Rod Hochman, MD
President and Chief Executive Officer
Providence St. Joseph Health
Renton, Wash.

Past Recipients


Alexander Garza, MD
Chief Community Health Officer
SSM Health
St. Louis


Samuel L. Ross, MD
Former Chief Community Health Officer
Bon Secours Mercy Health


Jane Graf
Former President and Chief Executive Officer
Mercy Housing Inc.