Sister Concilia Moran Award

For demonstrated creativity, leadership and breakthrough thinking that advances the ministry

Named for a truly visionary leader, CHA's Sister Concilia Moran Award is presented to a trailblazing thinker who demonstrates an understanding of ministry identity rooted in the church. Whether new to Catholic health care or veteran, the recipient of this award will be someone who has exercised the ability to envision and innovate, then influence and set future directions for the ministry. The honoree will have identified needs not yet seen by others and shaped circumstances into tangible opportunities for extending the healing ministry. From his/her creative direction new concepts, structures and solutions will have taken Catholic health care in new directions.

The person selected shall be:

  1. A recognized leader in furthering the Catholic health care ministry.
  2. Known for prophetic innovation within the context of Catholic health care ministry sponsorships.
  3. Able and willing to envision future directions in the Catholic health care ministry, particularly around sponsorship and governance models.
  4. Representative of an approach to health care that emphasizes collaboration with bishops and other Church leaders to advance cross-disciplinary initiatives.
  5. Devoted to an understanding of the health ministry that is rooted in the ecclesial community.
  6. Sensitive to the needs of the poor and gives witness to this sensitivity through mercy and compassion.

The recipient will be presented with the Sister Concilia Moran 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 and accept the award.

Nominees must be actively working in the Catholic health ministry. Nomination in a prior year does not preclude renomination for this or a different CHA award.

Deadline for nominations: Dec. 11, 2019

Nomination Guidelines & Entry Form

2019 RECIPIENT

Holly Austin Gibbs
Director, Human Trafficking Response Program
Dignity Health, San Francisco, a member of CommonSpirit Health

Past Recipients

2018

Colleen Scanlon, RN, JD
Senior Vice President and Chief Advocacy Officer
Catholic Health Initiatives
Englewood, Colo.

2017

Lynn Britton
President and Chief Executive Officer
Mercy
St. Louis

Susan L. Davis, RN,EdD
Senior Vice President
Ascension Healthcare, Gulf Coast Market
President and Chief Executive Officer, Sacred Heart Health System
Pensacola, Fla.

Rich Statuto 
Chief Executive Officer and President, Bon Secours Health System, Inc., Marriottsville, Md.

2016

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

2015

Sr. Peggy Ann Martin, OP, JCL
Senior Vice President
Sponsorship and Governance
Catholic Health Initiatives
Englewood, Colo.

2014

Jane R. Lanier, CFRE
President and Chief Development Officer
St. Vincent's HealthCare Foundation
Jacksonville, Fla.

2013

Sr. Mary Jo McGinley, RSM
Executive Director – Global Health MinistryCatholic Health EastNewtown Square, Pa.

2012

Sr. Geraldine (Agnelle) Ching, OSF
Chief Sponsorship Officer
St. Francis Healthcare System of Hawaii
Honolulu

2011

William Murray, FACHE
Immediate Past President/CEO
Sisters of Charity of Leavenworth Health System
Lenexa, Kan.

2010

Sr. Suzanne Sassus, CSJ
Senior Vice President, Governance and Sponsorship
St. Joseph Health System
Orange, Calif.

2009

Sr. June L. Ketterer, SGM
Area Coordinator
Sisters of Charity of Montreal, "Grey Nuns"
Lexington, Mass.

Sr. Catherine C. DeClercq, OP
Senior Vice President, Governance and Sponsorship
Trinity Health
Novi, Mich.

2008

Sr. Doris Gottemoeller, RSM, Ph.D.
Senior Vice President, Mission and Values Integration
Catholic Healthcare Partners
Cincinnati

2007

Sr. Patricia A. Eck, CBS
Chairperson, Board of Directors
Bon Secours Health System, Inc.
Marriottsville, Md.

2006

Patricia A. Cahill, Esq.
Retired President and CEO
Catholic Health Initiatives
Denver

2005

Sr. DeSales Wisniewski, DC
Vice President, Mission Integration
St. Vincent's Health System
Jacksonville, Fla.

2004

Sr. Norita Cooney, RSM
Vice President, Mission Services and Community Affairs
Alegent Health
Omaha, Neb.

 

2003

Michael D. Connelly
President and CEO
Catholic Healthcare Partners
Cincinnati

2002

Sr. Helen Amos, RSM
Executive Chair, Board of Trustees
Mercy Health Services, Inc.,
Baltimore, Md.

2001

Donald A. Brennan
Bellevue, Wash.

2000

Michael J. Brescia, MD
Medical Director
Calvary Hospital, Inc.
Bronx, N.Y.

1999

Sr. Mary Roch Rocklage, RSM
President/CEO
Sisters of Mercy Health System — St. Louis
St. Louis

1998

Sr. Jane Frances Brady, SC
President/CEO
St. Joseph's Hospital and Medical Center
Paterson, N.J.

1997

Sr. M. Stephen Brueggeman, PHJC
Vice President, Mission Effectiveness
Ancilla Systems, Incorporated
Hobart, Ind.

1996

Sr. Mary Kevin Ford, CSJ
Assistant to the President/CEO
Carondelet Health Network
Tucson, Ariz.

Edward J. Connors
President-Emeritus
Mercy Health Services
Farmington Hills, Mich.

1995

Most Rev. Joseph M. Sullivan, DD
Auxiliary Bishop
Diocese of Brooklyn
Brooklyn, N.Y.

1994

Sr. Maryanna Coyle, SC
Chairperson
Catholic Health Initiatives
Cincinnati

1993

Mary M. Naber
President
SET Ministry
Milwaukee

Sr. Kathleen Popko, OP
Executive Vice President
Catholic Health East
Springfield, Mass.

1992

Fr. Kevin O'Rourke, OP
Director
Center for Health Care Ethics
St. Louis University Health Sciences Center
St. Louis