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 12 and 13 to honor the 2023 winners and celebrate the amazing work of our ministry!
For a lifetime of contributions
Sr. Linda Werthman, RSM, Ph.D.
Former Member of Trinity Health Board
For boldly championing society's most vulnerable
Rod Hochman, MD
President and Chief Executive Officer
Providence St. Joseph Health
For demonstrated creativity and breakthrough thinking
Sr. Catherine O'Connor, CSB, Ph.D.
Congregational Leadership Team of Brigidine Sisters and Covenant Health Board
John R. Albright, Jr., Director of Home Care and Georgia Infirmary, St. Joseph's/Candler Health System, Inc., Savannah, Ga.
Elliott Bedford, Ph.D., Director, Ethics Integration, Ascension St. Vincent, Indianapolis; Ascension Via Christi, Wichita, Kan.
Dzenan Berberovic, M.A., CFRE, Chief Philanthropy Officer, Avera Health, Sioux Falls, S.D.
Jessica Darnell, MSN, RN, CENP, Vice President Nursing and Chief Nursing Officer, Ascension Saint Thomas Hospital Midtown, Nashville, Tenn.
Lauren King, Senior Director, Talent Strategy and Innovation, HR, Ascension, Saint Louis
John Kohler, Sr., MD, MBA, Southern Illinois Regional Chief Medical Officer, Medical Group President, SSM Health, Saint Louis
Brian Li, System Director, Community Health Strategic Initiatives, CommonSpirit Health, San Francisco
Tyler Limbaugh, Regional Integration Officer, Ascension Florida and Gulf Coast, Jacksonville, Fla.
Zachary Melick, Director of Business Transformation, PeaceHealth, Vancouver, Wash.
Ratish Kumar Mohan, Biomedical Engineer, Hospital Sisters Health System, Springfield, Illinois
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