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  • 2017 Catholic Health Assembly


Each year at the Catholic Health Assembly, the Catholic Health Association of the United States offers four awards that recognize remarkable contributions to Catholic health care. The awards are:


For innovative programming that changes lives.

To be announced at the 2017 Catholic Health Assembly in New Orleans!


For demonstrated creativity and breakthrough thinking

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.


For a lifetime of contributions

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.


Honoring young people who will guide our ministry in the future

Jim Boyle
Vice President, Information Services, St. Joseph Heritage Healthcare, St. Joseph Health, Anaheim, Calif.

Kevin Cullinan
Market Director, Perioperative Services and Orthopedics, CHI St. Vincent, Little Rock, Ark.

Kay Gorka
Manager, Spiritual Care Services, Providence Health & Services Eastern Washington: Providence Sacred Heart Medical Center, Holy Family Hospital, and Medical Clinics, Spokane, Wash.
Kevin D. Howard, DO
Bon Secours Kentucky Health System, Director, Physician Residency Program, Our Lady of Bellefonte Hospital,
Ashland, Ky.

Ji Im

Director, Community and Population Health, Dignity Health, San Francisco

Rachel Lucy
Director, Learning and Development, PeaceHealth, Vancouver, Wash.

Michael McQueary
Manager, Foundation and Advocacy and Government Relations, Mercy Health, Cincinnati
Michael Miller, Jr.
Regional Chief Mission Officer, Saint Joseph Mercy Health System, Canton, Mich.

Asha S. Rodriguez
Administrator, CHRISTUS Santa Rosa Hospital – Medical Center, San Antonio

Johnny A. Smith, Jr.
Senior Director, Public Relations, Ascension, St. Louis

Will Snyder 
Vice President, External Affairs, Presence Health, Chicago