BY: TERRY VAN SCHAIK
Progress is pleased to offer its readers a special section, "Sponsorship:
Current Challenges and Future Directions," that is devoted to one of the Catholic
health ministry's key issues. The section — which we thank Mary Katherine Grant,
PhD, and Sr. Margaret Mary Kopish, ASC, Dmin, for coediting — describes the 30-year
evolution of sponsorship as both concept and practice. The section's goal is
not to remove all challenges or foretell the complete future of sponsorship,
but rather to share current thinking on sponsorship issues and help expand the
conversation about them.
This may be an apt place to note that CHA
also offers an electronic resource for those who wish to join the conversation
about sponsorship: the Sponsor Services section on the association's website. The CHA Sponsor
Database lists contact information, sponsors, system affiliation, and other
information about CHA members. The section also offers information on systems
and their organizational structures, as well as on single-facility members.
(Register for access to the members-only section. Contact
Martha Slover [314-253-3462] for assistance.)
We hope that the articles in "Sponsorship:
Current Challenges and Future Directions" and the sponsorship information available
on the website will prove to be useful resources as the Catholic health ministry
continues to create a vision of sponsorship to serve the decades ahead.
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