Keeping Up

December 1, 2019

Michael J. McBride to regional president and chief operating officer for Ascension St. John in Oklahoma, from president and chief executive of Franciscan Missionaries of Our Lady Health System, Baton Rouge, La.

John Tersigni to chief mission integration officer of Ascension Insurance, which provides Ascension members and employers with financial protection products.

Daniel F. Russell died Nov. 13. He was 79. He was a past president of Catholic Health East of Newtown Square, Pa., which merged with Trinity Health of Livonia, Mich., in 2013. He was instrumental in the formation of Global Health Ministry, a medical mission organization that was part of CHE and that is now part of Trinity.

Sr. Mary Damian "Grace" Waldron, RSM, died Nov. 6 at age 101. She was one of the sisters who assumed management of Holy Cross Hospital in Fort Lauderdale, Fla., in 1959. The hospital had opened in 1955. The facility now is part of Trinity Health of Livonia, Mich.

The Ronald McDonald Children's Hospital of Loyola University Medical Center has received a $1 million gift from the estate of Jerome Taplin. According to a press release, the funds will enhance the medical and support services that the Maywood, Ill., facility provides to hospitalized children. The 100-bed children's hospital-within-a-hospital includes a neonatal intensive care unit, pediatric intensive care unit and general pediatric beds, along with a family room and a children's playroom.


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