Awards

During the Catholic Health Assembly, CHA will present the following five awards that recognize remarkable contributions to Catholic health care. Please join us for this year's virtual Assembly, where we'll host celebrations on June 14 and 15 to honor the 2020 and 2021 winners and celebrate the amazing work of our ministry!

2020 Recipients

ACHIEVEMENT CITATION

For innovative programming that changes lives

Alaska CARES
Providence Health & Services
Alaska Region


SISTER CAROL KEEHAN AWARD

For boldly championing society's most vulnerable

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


SISTER CONCILIA MORAN AWARD

For demonstrated creativity and breakthrough thinking

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


LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD

For a lifetime of contributions

Johnny Cox, RN, Ph.D.
Former Sponsor, Providence St. Joseph Health, Renton, Washington and Chief Ethics Advisor, Alliance of Catholic Health Care
Sacramento, California


TOMORROW’S LEADERS PROGRAM

Honoring young people who will guide our ministry in the future

Natalie Blum,
System Director, Quality and Infection Prevention, PeaceHealth, Vancouver, Washington

Lindsay Flannery,
Vice President, Patient Care Services, Avera Sacred Heart Hospital, Yankton, South Dakota

Wendy Gaudet,
Vice President, Operations, Our Lady of the Lake Regional Medical Center, Baton Rouge, Louisiana

Morgan Griffith,
Vice President, Digital Strategy and Transformation, Bon Secours Mercy Health, Cincinnati

Karthik Iyer, MD,
Chief Medical Officer and Medical Director Critical Care, Mercy Hospital Jefferson, Festus/Crystal City, Missouri

Prub Khurana,
Chief Strategy Officer, Providence St. Joseph Health, Irvine, California

Tiffany Parker,
Director, Inpatient Behavioral Health, Addiction Services and Domestic Violence Services, St. Agnes Hospital, Fond du Lac, Wisconsin

Aaron Puchbauer,
President and Chief Executive Officer, HSHS Good Shepherd Hospital, Shelbyville, Illinois

Nathaniel Schlicher, MD, JD, MBA, FACEP,
Regional Medical Director, Quality Assurance for Emergency Medicine, CHI Franciscan Health, Tacoma, Washington

Bernardita Ureta,
Vice President, Mission, Red de Salud UC CHRISTUS, Santiago, Chile

2021 Recipients

ACHIEVEMENT CITATION

For innovative programming that changes lives

Opt-Out HIV and Hep C Program
Our Lady of the Lake Regional Medical Center Baton Rouge, La.


SISTER CAROL KEEHAN AWARD

For boldly championing society's most vulnerable

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


SISTER CONCILIA MORAN AWARD

For demonstrated creativity and breakthrough thinking

John M. Starcher, Jr., Esq.
Chief Executive Officer
Bon Secours Mercy Health
Cincinnati


LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD

For a lifetime of contributions

Sr. Doris Gottemoeller, RSM
Chair, Bon Secours Mercy Ministries
Board Member, Bon Secours Mercy Health
Cincinnati


TOMORROW’S LEADERS PROGRAM

Honoring young people who will guide our ministry in the future

Andrew Arai, Executive Director, Mission, Innovation and Assessment, Providence St. Joseph Health, Renton, Washington

Doug Baxter-Jenkins, Community Integration Program Manager, Virginia Mason Franciscan Health, Tacoma, Washington

Catherine Kroll, Director of Infection Prevention, PeaceHealth, Vancouver, Washington

Trent Pepper, Senior Vice President/General Counsel, Benedictine, Minneapolis

Kyle Prochaska, Regional Director, Planning, Design and Construction, SSM Health, Madison, Wisconsin

Megan L. Roberts, MHA, Director, Orthopedic Services, CHI St. Vincent, Little Rock, Arkansas
Michael Talley, RRT, MHA, Vice President, Clinical Improvement and Virtual Care, CHRISTUS Health,
Irving, Texas

Wes Tidwell, Vice President/Chief Operating Officer, Ascension Seton Williamson, Round Rock, Texas

Rainy Tieman, Clinical Nurse Manager of Labor/
Delivery and OB Emergency Department, St. Mary’s Medical Center, a member of SCL Health, Grand Junction, Colorado

Kimberly King Webb, Senior Vice President and Chief Human Resources Officer, CHRISTUS Health,
Irving, Texas

Baligh Yehia, MD, MPP, MSc, Senior Vice President, Ascension, and President, Ascension Medical Group,
St. Louis