April 15, 2019  |  Volume 35, Number 7

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Project Legacy aids recruitment, training of mission leaders, ethicists, pastoral care staff

By JULIE MINDA
Systems and facilities throughout the Catholic health ministry need to fill key positions in mission leadership, ethics and pastoral care. And, without directed, urgent action to attract and develop qualified candidates for entry-level, mid-career and leadership positions, shortages will worsen with the onslaught of retirements anticipated in the next several years.
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Bon Secours Mercy to enhance outreach ministries in Baltimore

System to sell its only Baltimore hospital
By JULIE MINDA
Bon Secours Mercy Health is in negotiations to sell its 68-bed Bon Secours Baltimore Hospital to LifeBridge Health, a nonprofit system with four hospitals and a network of other care facilities in and around Baltimore. 
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Farmers Stress Hotline

Avera's Farmer's Stress Hotline offers mental health triage for overburdened farmers, ranchers

By ELLEN FUTTERMAN
Farmers have always had their share of challenges, but with trade turmoil, unprecedented flooding, and record-low commodity prices, recent times have been particularly stressful for many in the agricultural community.
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Spring Flooding

Spring flooding puts heartland residents, responders to the test

By KEN LEISER
Widespread spring flooding forced Catholic health systems in Nebraska, South Dakota and Iowa to take swift action on March 14 and the days that followed — from providing temporary housing to staff to offering free tetanus vaccinations to first responders.
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Person vaping

Trinity Health, others seek to curb alarming rise of teen vaping

By KEN LEISER
Several times a month, Cheryl Phillips talks to teens and parents about the rise of vaping among young people and what that means for their health — from nicotine's effect on developing brains to the chemicals in the vapor they inhale.
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Nursing Homes

Nursing homes face deadline to provide trauma-informed care

By KEN LEISER
Providing care to elderly residents who have suffered past trauma will require an organizational cultural shift for skilled nursing facilities preparing to comply with new federal rules, experts said during a CHA webinar.
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Tersigni to retire as chief executive of Ascension

By KEN LEISER
Anthony R. Tersigni will retire Dec. 31 as chief executive of Ascension after leading the St. Louis-based system for more than 15 years.
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Keeping Up

PRESIDENTS/CEOS
Steven M. Scott to president of SSM Health Saint Louis University Hospital, from interim president.

Mike McBride no longer is president and chief executive of Franciscan Missionaries of Our Lady Health System of Baton Rouge, La. Dr. Richard Vath is interim head of the system. Vath is the system's chief transformation officer.
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