September-October 2004
Volume 85, Number 5

The ministry's new leaders will respond to a call to service from God and from the communities in which they live and flourish.

Catholic health care organizations should institute theological and spiritual formation programs for members of their boards.

A Denver research and consulting firm has, at CHA's request, developed a kind of "snapshot” of the typical ministry leader.

To preserve its sense of mission in a highly individualistic culture, Catholic health care needs a renewed emphasis on its communitarian roots.

Five Catholic systems in the western United States have inaugurated a new center for the development of health ministry leaders.

Trinity Health, Novi, MI, has a fellowship program that provides 12 months of training and mentoring for its prospective mission leaders.

A leadership coaching program at Catholic Healthcare Partners, Cincinnati, has led to more productive meetings.

The smuggling of illegal immigrants has introduced a new form of human slavery into the United States.

Kevin E. Lofton, president and CEO of Catholic Health Initiatives, Denver, answers questions about diversity efforts at that system.

Like Victor Hugo's hunchback, the ministry's version of managed care has an inner beauty that may not be obvious at first glance.

For more than a decade, hospitals in one Louisiana parish have collaborated to improve community health.