Patricia Casey

Sister Mary Concilia Moran Award
For a visionary leader

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Patricia Casey
Program Coordinator, Special Needs Tracking and Awareness Response System (STARS), SSM Health Cardinal Glennon Children's Hospital, St. Louis

Patricia Casey, or Tricia, as her friends call her, developed the Special Needs Tracking and Awareness Response System (STARS) in response to a glaring gap in emergency care for children with special health needs. Thanks to her efforts, EMS personnel now have real-time access to personalized care plans for the technology-dependent children in their districts. And when they arrive on the scene, precious moments are saved because they’re carrying the specialized medical equipment that child needs.