Catholic Health East
Catholic Health East Facility Index
Board of Directors BayCare Health System Frank V. Murphy, III
Regina M. Benjamin, M.D. Catholic Health System Dale S. St. Arnold
Earle L. Bradford, Jr. Holy Cross Health Ministries John C. Johnson
Sr. Judith A. Carey, RSM Intracoastal Health Systems, Inc. Vacant
Edward J. Connors Mercy Community Health, Inc. Richard J. Kisner
Sr. Mary Croghan, OSF Mercy Health System of Maine Howard R. Buckley
Sr. Mary Caritas Geary, SP Mercy Health System of Southeastern Pennsylvania Mark T. O’Neil, Jr.
Thomas J. Harvey Mercy Hospital, Miami Edward J. Rosasco
William H. Izlar, Jr. Mercy Medical Sr. Mary Eileen Wilhelm, RSM
Sr. Kathleen Maire, OSF Mercy Uihlein Health Corporation Douglas M. Menzies
Sr. Christine McCann, RSM Mercycare Steven P. Boyle
A. Diane Moeller Our Lady of Lourdes Health Care Services, Inc. Alexander J. Hatala
Tim Porter-O’Grady Pittsburgh Mercy Health System Gregg G. Zoller
Daniel F. Russell Saint Joseph’s Health System Ronald P. Hogan
Sr. Rosemary J. Sgroi, rsm Sisters of Providence Health System Vincent J. McCorkle
Sr. Gladys Sharkey, OSF St. James Mercy Health System William G. Connors
Sr. Marlene Weidenborner, OSF St. Joseph Health System George Kecatos
Sr. Barbara M. Wheeley, RSM St. Mary’s Health Care System,® Inc. Thomas E. Fitz, Jr.
Sr. Patricia Wolf, RSM
Rev. Mr. Joel M. Ziff
President and Chief Executive Officers:
Sponsors Council Regional Health Corporations/Joint Operating Agreements
Sr. Florence Bryan, SSJ
Sr. Judith A. Carey, RSM Steven P. Boyle Mercycare
Sr. Suzanne Elliott, RSM Howard R. Buckley Mercy Health System of Maine
Sr. Nancy Hoff, RSM William G. Connors St. James Mercy Health System
Sr. Margaret Mary Kimmins, OSF Thomas E. Fitz, Jr. St. Mary’s Health Care System,® Inc.
Sr. Jean Little, RSM Alexander J. Hatala Our Lady of Lourdes Health Care Services, Inc.
Sr. Christine McCann, RSM Ronald P. Hogan Saint Joseph’s Health System
Sr. Ruth McGoldrick, SP John C. Johnson Holy Cross Health Ministries
Sr. Georgine M. Scarpino, RSM George Kecatos St. Joseph Health System
Sr. Sheila Stevenson, RSM Richard J. Kisner Mercy Community Helalth, Inc.
Sr. Margaret J. Straney, RSM Vincent J. McCorkle Sisters of Providence Health System
Sr. Mary Paulette Tirone, FSSJ Douglas M. Menzies Mercy Uihlein Health Corporation
Sr. Barbara M. Wheeley, RSM Frank V. III Murphy BayCare Health System
Mark T. O’Neil, Jr. Mercy Health System of Southeastern
Senior Management Team Edward J. Rosasco Mercy Hospital, Miami
Richard F. Afable, M.D. Dale S. St. Arnold Catholic Health System
Sr. Juliana M. Casey, IHM Sr. Mary Eileen Wilhelm, RSM Mercy Medical
Robert H. Morrow Gregg G. Zoller Pittsburgh Mercy Health System
Sr. Kathleen Popko, SP Vacant Intracoastal Health Systems, Inc.
C. Kent Russell
Daniel F. Russell
Robert V. Stanek
Stanley T. Urban CHE Wholly Owned Orgnizations
Howard W. Watts
Stella Maris Insurance Company, LTD Theodore A. Schlert
Allegany Franciscan Foundation Joanne O. Lighter
Mercy Community Health, Inc., West Hartford, CT
Mercy Uihlein Health Corporation, Lake Placid, NY
Continuing Care Division
Mercy Medical, Daphne, AL
St. Joseph Health System, Southern Pines, NC
Catholic Health System, Buffalo, NY
St. James Mercy Health System, Hornell, NY
13 Religious Sponsors
Northeast Division Sisters of Providence Health System, Holyoke, MA
Mercycare, Albany, NY
Sponsors Council Mercy Health System of Maine, Portland, ME
Board of Directors Mercy Health System of Southeastern Pennsylvania,
Mid-Atlantic Division Pittsburgh Mercy Health System, Pittsburgh, PA
Senior Management Team
Our Lady of Lourdes Health Care Services, Inc.,
Intracoastal Health Systems, Inc., West Palm Beach, FL
Holy Cross Health Ministries, Fort Lauderdale, FL
BayCare Health System, Clearwater, FL
Mercy Hospital, Miami, FL
Saint Joseph’s Health System, Atlanta, GA
St. Mary’s Health Care System, Inc.®, Athens, GA
Regional Systems Key:
s Regional Health Corporations
s Joint Operating Agreements
Richard F. Afable, M.D., 1998, she was the United States recipi- Earle L. Bradford, Jr.
FACP ent of the Nelson Mandela Award for Member, CHE Board of Directors
Senior Vice President and Chief Medical Health and Human Rights. In 1995, Mr. Bradford is cur-
Officer; Member, CHE Senior she was elected to the American Medi- rently a consultant and
Management Team cal Association Board of Trustees, was formerly Acting
Dr. Afable is responsible making her the first physician under Chief Administrative
for quality of care, cost age forty, and the first African-Ameri- Officer for the Barnes
reduction initiatives, and can woman to be elected. She also Foundation, a private
managed care coordina- served as President of the American art collection located in Merion, PA,
tion across the system. Medical Association Education and and an executive with ARCO Chemical
In addition to serving Research Foundation and holds several Company (now Lyondell Chemical) in
on the CHE Senior Management national and local board and committee Newtown Square, PA. He is a member
Team, he serves as staff to the CHE appointments, including the Kaiser of the Board of Directors for Mercy Health
Board of Directors. Commission on Medicaid and the System of Southeastern Pennsylvania.
Before joining CHE in 1999, Dr. Uninsured. Mr. Bradford came to ARCO Chemical
Afable was President and Chief Execu- Dr. Benjamin earned a B.S. in Chem- Company in 1986 from ARCO Metals
tive Officer of Preferred Physician istry from Xavier University in New in Rolling Meadows, IL.
Partners, a physician practice manage- Orleans, LA. She was in the second Before coming to ARCO Chemical,
ment and consulting company based in entering class of Morehouse School of he held general management positions
Cincinnati, OH. Most recently, he was Medicine and earned an M.D. from the with several major U.S. corporations,
Vice President for Physician Integration University of Alabama-Birmingham including Johnson & Johnson and
at Catholic Healthcare Partners, also and an M.B.A. from Tulane University. Alusuisse.
based in Ohio. He was formerly Asso- She completed her residency in Family Mr. Bradford received his B.A. in
ciate Professor of Medicine at Wake Practice at the Medical Center of Accounting and Business Administra-
Forest University School of Medicine Central Georgia in Macon. tion, magna cum laude, from Dillard
in North Carolina and Clinical Assis- University in New Orleans, LA. He
tant Professor at Northwestern School received a master’s degree in Finance
of Medicine in Chicago, IL. He has more Steven P. Boyle from Cornell University’s Johnson
than 15 years of medical practice expe- Regional Health Corporation President School of Management in Ithaca, NY.
rience as a solo practitioner and in and Chief Executive Officer
small-group and academic-group practice. Mercycare, Albany, New York
Dr. Afable is board-certified by the Mr. Boyle has been Florence Bryan, SSJ
American Board of Internal Medicine President, Chief Member, CHE Sponsors Council
and has a Certificate of Added Qualifi- Executive Officer of General Superior of the Sisters of
cation in Geriatric Medicine and is a Mercycare in Albany, St. Joseph of St. Augustine
Fellow of the American College of NY since 1994, and St. Augustine, Florida
Physicians. He is a graduate of Loyola- President and CEO of Sr. Florence serves on
Stritch School of Medicine in Chicago St. Peter’s Hospital in Albany since the Board of Mercy
and has a master’s degree in Public 1993. He also serves on the Board of Hospital in Miami, FL.
Health from the University of Illinois. Mercycare and its component corpora- Before her appointment
tion, St. Peter’s Hospital. as General Superior,
Mr. Boyle previously served as the she served as a General
Regina M. Benjamin, M.D., M.B.A. Executive Vice President and Chief Councilor for her congregation for a
Member, CHE Board of Directors Operating Officer of Mercycare and St. total of 15 non-consecutive years and
Dr. Benjamin Peter’s Hospital from 1988 to 1993. Be- as Director of Formation. From 1986
administers the USA- fore joining St. Peter’s, Mr. Boyle was to 1991, she served as the Catholic
Telehealth and the Ala- CEO of F.F. Thompson Hospital in Campus Minister at Jacksonville Uni-
bama-AHBC programs. Canandaigua, NY and Senior Vice versity and the University of North
She established and President/COO at Ellis Hospital in Florida, both in Jacksonville, FL. From
operates the Bayou La Schenectady, NY. He earned a B.S. in 1966 to 1972, she was an Associate
Batre Rural Health Clinic in Alabama. Economics from Siena College in Professor of Mathematics at St. Joseph
Dr. Benjamin serves on the Board of Loudonville, NY, and an M.B.A. from College of Florida and served as
Mercy Medical in Daphne, AL. She the University of Connecticut in Storrs. Academic Dean from 1971 to 1972.
previously served on the Eastern Mercy
Health System Board of Directors. In
Sr. Florence earned a bachelor’s Judith A. Carey, RSM, Ph.D. Sr. Juliana previously held the position
degree in Mathematics at Incarnate CHE Sponsors Council Coordinator of Vice President, Mission Services for
Word College in San Antonio, TX and Member, CHE Board of Directors the Sisters of Mercy Health System in
a master’s degree in Mathematics from President, Sisters of Mercy of the Americas St. Louis, MO. Her work in Catholic
the University of Notre Dame in South Regional Community of Connecticut healthcare includes creating resources
Bend, IN. She also completed three West Hartford, Connecticut basic to the formation of leaders within
years of graduate studies in Formative Sr. Judith is Board Catholic healthcare, organizing work-
Spirituality at Duquesne University in Chairperson of Mercy shops that focus on the theory and praxis
Pittsburgh, PA. Community Health, of ministerial formation, and collabo-
Inc., in West Hartford. rating with other leaders in the field in
Sr. Judith previously providing theological bases for trans-
Howard R. Buckley served on the Eastern forming healthcare in the United States.
Regional Health Corporation Chief Mercy Health System Board of Direc- She has spoken and conducted work-
Executive Officer tors (1995-1997). She has more than shops at several colleges and universities.
Mercy Health System of Maine 30 years experience in education, organi- These include Marygrove College,
Portland, Maine zation development, and religious lead- University of San Diego, Notre Dame
Mr. Buckley has been ership and was appointed Regional University, Seattle University, Gannon
President of Mercy Community President in 1995. Among University, Villanova University, and
Hospital in Portland several positions, she served at Saint the Pacific Lutheran School of Theol-
since 1975 and President Joseph College in West Hartford, as the ogy at Berkeley, CA. Sr. Juliana has also
and Chief Executive Director of a center for children with spoken at major events, such as Call
Officer of its holding disabilities and assisted in developing to Action and the annual Assembly of
company, Mercy Health System of the school’s special education department the Leadership Conference of Women
Maine, since its incorporation in 1993. where she served on the faculty and as Religious. She has published widely in
He also serves on the Board of Mercy Department Chair. In addition, Sr. Judith all areas of specialization and is the
Health System of Maine and Mercy worked for the State Department of author of three books, including Food
Hospital. Education, the Sisters of Mercy Cor- for the Journey: Theological Foundations
Before joining Mercy Hospital, porate Ministry, and in private practice of Catholic Healthcare, and numerous
Mr. Buckley was Associate Adminis- as an organizational development articles.
trator at the Reading Hospital in consultant. Sr. Juliana received her B.A. from
Reading, PA; Associate Administrator In Connecticut, she earned a B.A. in Marygrove College in Detroit, MI, an
at the Mount Sinai Medical Center in Elementary Education from Diocesan M.A. from the University of Michigan
Milwaukee, WI; and Assistant Director Teachers’ College in Madison; an M.A. in Ann Arbor, and a Ph.D., S.T.D. in
at the Beth Israel Hospital in Boston, in Special Education from Saint Joseph Theology from the Catholic University
MA. He completed his administrative College in West Hartford; and a Ph.D. of Louvain in Belgium.
residency at the Tufts New England in Educational Psychology from the
Medical Center Hospital in Boston. University of Connecticut in Storrs.
Mr. Buckley earned a B.S. from Edward J. Connors
Wisconsin State University and his Member, CHE Board of Directors
master’s degree in Hospital Adminis- Juliana M. Casey, IHM Mr. Connors is the
tration from George Washington Executive Vice President, Mission former Chair for the
University in Washington, DC. He Integration, CHE; Member, CHE Senior CHE Board of Direc-
also attended Suffolk University Management Team tors, a former Chair of
Law School in Boston, MA. Sr. Juliana assumes direct the American Hospital
leadership for a system- Association Board
wide sponsorship structure of Trustees, a founding member of
created to permeate the American Healthcare Systems (now
entire CHE system, for Premier) and past Chair of its Board of
the orientation and Governors. He was a Commissioner
education for sponsoring religious for the Joint Commission of Accredita-
communities and new CHE sponsors, tion of Healthcare Organizations, was
and for the oversight of CHE’s Public a Kings Fund Fellow, and is an elected
Juridic Person as initiated by the member of the Institute of Medicine.
continued on next page
He has served as Board Chair of Mary Croghan, OSF, FACHE licensed facility – Our Lady of Mercy
the Fletcher Allen Health Care in Member, CHE Board of Directors Health Care Center, Inc. She has chaired
Burlington, VT. Sr. Mary is the Assis- that Board of Directors since inception.
Mr. Connors previously served on tant Administrator of Sr. Suzanne did her undergraduate
the Eastern Mercy Health System Tri-State Memorial work in education with a minor in his-
Board of Directors (1992-1997) and Hospital in Clarkson, tory at SUNY at Potsdam, NY, and
Sisters of Providence Health System Washington where she Mater Dei College, Ogdensburg, NY.
Board of Trustees in Holyoke, Massa- has responsibility for She received her master’s in Religious
chusetts (1993-1997). Mr. Connors hospital departments providing patient Studies from St. Michael’s College,
served as President and Chief Execu- care, including nursing. She has been Winooski, Vermont. Sr. Suzanne worked
tive Officer of Mercy Health Services active in the formation of the Lewis- 16 years in Diocesan service in the
from 1976 to 1993. His previous expe- Clark Health Alliance, a Physician, fields of education and religious educa-
rience also includes serving as Chief Hospital, Community Organization that tion serving most recently as Associate
Executive Officer of two teaching hos- negotiates managed care contracts and Superintendent of Schools for the
pitals—the University of Michigan and provides for local medical management Archdiocese of New York in the area
the University of Wisconsin—from of the contracts. of religious education. Sr. Suzanne
1960 to the mid-1970s. At these uni- Sr. Mary has 27 years of experience presently serves on the Board for the
versities, he held professional appoint- in hospital administration. Before joining Network for Mercy Secondary Educa-
ments with teaching responsibilities. Tri-State in 1993, she was Administra- tion for the Institute of the Sisters
He earned an undergraduate degree tor of St. Francis Hospital in Olean, of Mercy.
from the University of South Dakota, NY, from 1979 until 1991. From 1972
Vermillion, and a master’s degree in until 1979, she served as Assistant
Health Administration from the Administrator of St. Joseph’s Hospital Thomas E. Fitz, Jr., FACHE
School of Public Health at the Univer- in Tampa, FL. In addition to serving Regional Health Corporation President
sity of Minnesota in Minneapolis. on the boards of St. Joseph’s Hospital and Chief Executive Officer
and St. Francis Hospital, Sr. Mary has St. Mary’s Health Care System, Inc.®
served on the boards of St. Mary’s Hos- Athens, Georgia
William G. Connors pital in West Palm Beach, FL, and Our Before joining St. Mary’s,
Regional Health Corporation President Lady of Lourdes Hospital in Camden, Mr. Fitz was a Partner
and Chief Executive Officer NJ. Sr. Mary also has served on con- with Ernst & Young in
St. James Mercy Health System gregational committees, including the their healthcare con-
Hornell, New York finance committee. sulting practice based
Mr. Connors has been Sr. Mary earned her B.S. in Math- in Miami, FL. He has
with St. James Mercy ematics from St. Bonaventure Univer- worked extensively with several national
Hospital since 1972. sity in NY and her master’s degree in healthcare systems to improve their
His former titles are Business Administration from the Uni- operations and to develop insightful
Vice President, Associ- versity of Chicago. She is a Fellow in strategies to guide them to future success.
ate Administrator, and the American College of Healthcare He is a Fellow of the American College
Assistant Administrator. He came to Executives. of Healthcare Executives and serves on
St. James Mercy Hospital from various boards of directors in northeast
Bethesda Community Hospital in Georgia. He previously served on the
Bethesda, MD, where he held the Suzanne Elliott, RSM Board of Governors of the Federation
individual titles of Administrative Member, CHE Sponsors Council of American Health Care Systems.
Assistant and Chief Pharmacist. President, Sisters of Mr. Fitz received his B.A. in Econom-
Mr. Connors holds a B.S. in Phar- Mercy of the Americas ics from Duke University and his M.B.A.
macy from the University of Buffalo Regional Community of from Northwest Missouri State
and an M.B.A. as a graduate of Xavier New York Hartsdale, NY University.
University in Cincinnati, OH. He is a Previously, Sr. Suzanne
Certified Healthcare Executive and a served eight years on
diplomat of the American College of the Sisters of Mercy of the Americas,
Healthcare Executives. He served as Regional Community of New York
chairman of the 1998 United Way. leadership team. A significant piece of
that role was to supervise the renovation
of an infirmary and the creation of a
Mary Caritas Geary, SP Welfare Organizations, and the Nancy Hoff, RSM
Member, CHE Board of Directors National Committee for Responsive Member, CHE Sponsors Council
Sr. Mary has served Philanthropy in Washington. In 1996, President, Sisters of Mercy of the Americas
on the CHE Board of he was named the Aspen Institute Regional Community of Buffalo
Directors since 1998. Nonprofit Sector Research Fund’s Buffalo, New York
She also serves on nu- Visiting Fellow. He also serves on the Sr. Nancy also serves on
merous church, civic, boards of the National Foundation for the Board of Directors
and health-related Consumer Credit and the Council on of Catholic Health
boards at the local and national level. Accreditation. System in Buffalo, NY.
From 1977 to 1993, Sr. Mary was Mr. Harvey earned a B.A. in Philoso- Prior to her election as
President of Mercy Hospital in Spring- phy from St. Charles Borromeo College President, Sr. Nancy
field, MA. During her service as President, in Philadelphia, PA; a master’s degree was Vice President of her community
Sr. Mary served on the Board and as in Sacred Theology from Gregorian for eight years. She also served in the
Chairperson of Catholic Health Asso- University in Rome; an M.S. in Social ministries of elementary and secondary
ciation and the Massachusetts Hospital Planning and Community Organiza- education and was a faculty member
Association. She also served on the tion from Columbia University School and director of the Catholic Biblical
Board of the American Hospital Asso- of Social Work in New York City, NY; School for adult Scripture formation.
ciation. She served as President of the and a certificate in Non-profit Man- Sr. Nancy earned a bachelor’s degree
Sisters of Providence from 1969 to agement from The Wharton School at in education from Medaille College
1977 and her professional experience the University of Pennsylvania in in Buffalo and master’s degrees from
includes other hospital administrative Philadelphia. Christ the King Seminary in East
roles, dietetics and nursing. Aurora, NY and Catholic Theological
Sr. Mary earned an R.N. from Mercy Union in Chicago, IL.
Hospital School of Nursing, an A.B. Alexander J. Hatala
from Regis College in Denver, CO, Regional Health Corporation President
an M.Ed. from Tufts University, in and Chief Executive Officer Ronald P. Hogan
Medford, MA and a Certificate in Our Lady of Lourdes Health Care Regional Health Corporation President
Hospital Executive Management from Services, Inc. and Chief Executive Officer
St. Louis University in Missouri. Camden, New Jersey Saint Joseph’s Health System
Mr. Hatala also serves Atlanta, Georgia
on the Board of Our Mr. Hogan served as
Thomas J. Harvey Lady of Lourdes Health Chairperson of the
Member, CHE Board of Directors Care Services, Inc., and Saint Joseph’s Health
Mr. Harvey is President its component corpora- System Board of Trust-
Emeritus of Catholic tion, Our Lady of ees from 1992 to1995
Charities USA in Alex- Lourdes Medical Center. and continues to serve
andria, VA, where he Before serving at Our Lady of Lourdes, on the Board of the system and its
served from 1982 to Mr. Hatala was the Executive Vice Presi- component corporations. Mr. Hogan is
1992. Catholic Chari- dent of St. Mary of Nazareth Hospital a retired President for Georgia-Pacific
ties USA is a national network of more Center in Chicago and Administrative Corporation.
than 1,200 religiously affiliated social Assistant at Manatee Memorial Hospi- He is a member of the Board of
service agencies that annually serve tal in Bradenton, FL. He earned a B.A. Trustees of the Westminster Schools,
more than 10 million people. from Rutgers University in New Jersey where he serves as Chair of the Finance
In addition to serving in a variety and a M.B.A./H.A. from the University Committee, and the Board of Directors
of professional and managerial social of Florida in Gainesville. of EduTrek International, a for-profit
service positions for 35 years, Mr. Harvey university system.
has been engaged in a variety of voluntary
educational, research and community
service activities. Thus, he has served continued on next page
on the boards of the Independent
Sector, the National Assembly of
National Voluntary Health and Social
William H. Izlar, Jr. Esq. George Kecatos Richard J. Kisner
Member, CHE Board of Directors Regional Health Corporation President Regional Health Corporation President
Mr. Izlar joined the and Chief Executive Officer and Chief Executive Officer
Eastern Mercy Health St. Joseph Health System Mercy Community Health, Inc.
System Board of Direc- Pinehurst, North Carolina West Hartford, Connecticut
tors in 1993 and served Mr. Kecatos has held Mr. Kisner, was appointed
as Chairperson from his current position to this position in 1997.
1994 to 1997. He joined since 1974. He also He also serves on the
the Board of Saint Joseph’s Hospital in serves on the Board of boards of the Connecticut
Atlanta, GA in 1978 and currently is a St. Joseph Health System. Alliance for Long-Term
member of the Board of Saint Joseph’s Previous to joining Care, the Connecticut
Health System. He is also a former St. Joseph of the Pines, Mr. Kecatos Association of Not-for-Profit Providers
Chairperson of both Boards. served in various administrative capaci- for the Aging, and the Association for
Mr. Izlar was a senior partner in the ties at Moore Regional Hospital from Long-Term Care Financial Managers.
Atlanta law firm of King and Spalding. 1972 to 1974. Before entering the Before joining Mercy, Mr. Kisner was
He retired as Managing Director of healthcare field, he was the Senior the Executive Vice President and
Banker’s Trust Company in New York, Executive Officer and Subsidiary Con- Administrator of the McLean Fund
NY and the initial Chief Executive Of- troller of Lenox, Inc., for seven years. in Simsbury, CT.
ficer of Excimer Vision Leasing, a private He has also held positions with Chase His experience also includes serving
medical equipment leasing company. Manhattan Bank, American Can Com- as Administrator of Riverside Health
He earned an undergraduate degree pany, and Proctor-Silex Corporation. Care Center in East Hartford, CT, and
from the University of North Carolina He earned a B.S. in Accounting, Vice President of Administration of
and a law degree from the University Economics, and Business Administra- Charlotte Hungerford Hospital in
of Virginia. tion from the University of North Torrington, CT. In addition, he served
Carolina. in various administrative capacities
within Healtheast in Allentown, PA.
John C. Johnson Mr. Kisner earned an associate’s
Regional Health Corporation President Margaret Mary Kimmins, OSF degree in Nursing from Quinnipiac
and Chief Executive Officer Member, CHE Sponsors Council College in Hamden, CT; an associate’s
Holy Cross Health Ministries General Minister, Franciscan Sisters degree in Mental Health and a bachelor’s
Fort Lauderdale, Florida of Allegany degree in Psychology from the University
Mr. Johnson was St. Bonaventure, New York of Bridgeport in Bridgeport, CT; and a
appointed to the posi- Sr. Margaret Mary master’s degree in Health Administra-
tion in January 1998. previously served on the tion/Public Health from Tulane
He also serves on the Board of Directors of University in New Orleans, LA.
Board of Holy Cross. Allegany Health System
Before joining Holy in Tampa, FL (1990- 1997).
Cross, Mr. Johnson was Chief Executive Before her election as Joanne Olvera Lighter
Officer of Tenet Healthcare Corporation’s General Minister in 1996, she served President and CEO of the Allegany
Palmetto General Hospital in Hialeah, as Diocesan Director of Social Justice Franciscan Foundation
FL since 1995. Previously, he served as of the Diocese of Scranton, PA. Her Clearwater, Florida.
President and CEO of Mercy Medical additional experience includes serving She also serves on the
Center in Rockville Center, NY and as Diocesan Director of Religious local boards of Family
Berkshire Health System in Pittsfield, Education, St. Petersburg, FL; Admin- Service Centers and the
MA. He also served in various admin- istrative Resident at St. Anthony’s Management Assistance
istrative capacities for Eastern Maine Hospital in St. Petersburg and Admin- Program of the United
Medical Center in Bangor, ME and istrator of the Franciscan Center in Way of Tampa.
Rogers Memorial Hospital in Washing- Tampa, FL. Ms. Lighter has spent more than
ton, DC. Sr. Margaret Mary earned a B.A. in 25 years in fund raising and non-profit
Mr. Johnson earned a B.A. in Zool- French from St. John’s University in management, most recently as President
ogy from the University of Maine and Jamaica, NY, and master’s degrees in of The Lighter Company in Clearwater
an M.A. in Healthcare Administration Administration and Guidance as well for eight years. She has worked in hos-
from George Washington University. as Theology from St. Bonaventure pital administration for the University
University in New York. of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and
in fund raising for the University of Kathleen Maire, OSF team since 1990. Her previous experience
Rochester and West Virginia Univer- Member, CHE Board of Directors includes ministries in elementary
sity Foundation. She came to Florida Sr. Kathleen is the education as a teacher, principal, and
15 years ago, serving as a consultant Lead Organizer work- community supervisor. Sr. Christine
to Morton Plant Hospital Foundation, ing with East Brooklyn also currently serves on the boards of
then as Executive Director of the Sun Congregation, an IAF Gwynedd Mercy College in Gwynedd
Coast Hospital Foundation. (Industrial Area Foun- Valley, PA, and Walsingham Corpora-
She spent three years as a piano dations) organization of tion in Virginia.
performance major at Cincinnati Con- multi-denominational communities in She earned a B.A. in English from
servatory and earned a B.A. in English Brooklyn, NY. Serving as an organizer Gwynedd Mercy College and an M.A.
and Secondary Education from the since 1994, she focuses on leadership de- in Education Administration from
University of North Carolina at Chapel velopment among urban communities Boston College in Massachusetts.
Hill. A graduate of The Governors with poor and minority persons.
School of North Carolina, she contin- Among her efforts, Sr. Kathleen
ues her classical music involvement has assisted in establishing two high Vincent J. McCorkle
with flute and piano. schools to improve the quality of sec- Regional Health Corporation President
ondary education in the communities and Chief Executive Officer
of East New York and Bushwick as part Sisters of Providence Health System
Jean Little, RSM of a joint venture between the Board Springfield, Massachusetts
Member, CHE Sponsors Council of Education and East Brooklyn Mr. McCorkle has
President, Sisters of Mercy of the Americas Congregations. served within the Sisters
Regional Community of Portland She has more than 20 years of of Providence Health
Portland, Maine experience in leadership and organiza- System since 1993 as
Sr. Jean serves on the tional development, pastoral, and edu- Vice President, Acute
boards of Mercy Health cational ministries in the United States, Care Strategic Service
System of Maine and as well as abroad in Bolivia and Nicaragua. Unit, and Executive Vice President
Mercy Hospital. She was Included in her experience, Sr. Kathleen before being appointed President
appointed President in served among migrant and seasonal and Chief Executive Officer in
1998 and previously farm-worker populations, mentally ill November 1997.
served in leadership from 1989 to 1994. people, and homeless women. Previously, Mr. McCorkle served in
Sr. Jean was in ministry at Catholic She earned a B.S. from St. Bonaventure various administrative roles for Franciscan
Charities Maine Refuge Resettlement University in Olean, NY, and an M.A. Health System in Aston, PA, last serving
Program before her election. Other from Case Western University in as Executive Vice President. In addition,
ministries include parish pastoral asso- Cleveland, OH. he has served as Group Administrator
ciate, religious community service, for Radiology Associates in Wilmington,
diocesan social administration, and DE and Adjunct Professor and Guest
elementary education. She has served Christine McCann, RSM Lecturer at Widener University in
on a variety of boards within the Member, CHE Sponsors Council Chester, PA.
church and civic communities. Member, CHE Board of Directors Mr. McCorkle earned a B.A. in English
Sr. Jean earned a B.S. in Education President, Sisters of Mercy of the Americas from St. Joseph’s University in Philadel-
from St. Joseph’s College in Standish, Regional Community of Merion phia, PA and an M.B.A. in Health and
ME, and an M.S. in Education from Merion, Pennsylvania Medical Service Administration from
Boston College in Massachusettes. Sr. Christine previously Widener University. He also completed
served on the Eastern the Advanced Management Program
Mercy Health System in Mergers and Acquisitions from
Board of Directors (1995- Wharton School of Business at the
1997). Sr. Christine also University of Pennsylvania in
serves as Chairperson of Philadelphia.
the Board of Directors of Mercy Health
System of Southeastern Pennsylvania.
Before her appointment as President continued on page 12
in 1995, Sr. Christine served on the
Merion Regional Community leadership
Catholic Health East
CHE Sponsors Council
Florence Bryan, SSJ Judith A. Carey, RSM Suzanne Elliot, RSM Nancy Hoff, RSM Margaret Mary
Sponsors Council Kimmins, OSF
CHE Board of Directors
Regina M Benjamin, Earle L. Bradford, Jr. Judith A. Carey, RSM
A. Diane Moeller Tim Porter-O’Grady Daniel F. Russell
CHE Senior Management team
Richard F. Afable, M.D. Juliana M. Casey, IHM Robert H. Morrow Kathleen Popko, SP
SVP/Chief Medical Executive VP/Mission Executive VP/ Executive VP/
Officer Integration Continuing Care Northeast Division
CHE Chief Executive Officers: Regional Health Corporations/Joint Operating Agreements
Steven P. Boyle Howard R. Buckley William G. Connors Vincent J. McCorkle Dale S. St. Arnold
MercyCare, NY Mercy Health System St. James Mercy Sisters of Providence Catholic Health
of Maine, ME Health System, NY Health System, MA System, NY
Thomas E. Fitz, Jr. Ronald P. Hogan John C. Johnson Frank V. Murphy, III Edward J. Rosasco, Jr. vacant
St. Mary’s Health Saint Joseph’s Health Holy Cross Health BayCare Health Mercy Hospital, FL Intracoastal Health
Care System, Inc. , GA
System, GA Ministries, FL System, FL Systems, Inc., FL
Jean Little, RSM Christine McCann, Ruth McGoldrick, SP Georgine M. Sheila Stevenson, Margaret J. Straney, M. Paulette Tirone, Barbara M. Wheeley,
RSM Scarpino, RSM RSM RSM FSSJ RSM
Edward J. Connors Mary Croghan, OSF Mary Caritas Geary, Thomas J. Harvey William H. Izlar, Jr. Kathleen Maire, OSF Christine McCann, RSM
Rosemary J. Sgroi, rsm Gladys Sharkey, OSF Marlene Barbara M. Wheeley, Patricia Wolf, RSM Rev. Joel M. Ziff
Weidenborner, OSF RSM Board Chair
Daniel F. Russell C. Kent Russell Robert V. Stanek Stanley T. Urban Howard W. Watts
CHE President and Executive VP and CFO Executive VP/ Executive VP/ Executive VP/
CEO Mid-Atlantic Division System Integration Southeast Division
Atlantic Wholly Owned
Alexander J. Hatala Mark T. O’Neil, Jr. Gregg G. Zoller Joanne O. Lighter Theodore A. Schlert
Our Lady of Lourdes Mercy Health System Pittsburgh Mercy Health Allegany Franciscan Stella Maris Insurance
Health Care Services, of Southeastern System, PA Foundation, FL Company, LTD
Inc., NJ Pennsylvania, PA
George Kecatos Richard J. Kisner Douglas M. Menzies M. Eileen Wilhelm, RSM
St. Joseph Health Mercy Community Mercy Uihlein Health Mercy Medical, AL
System, NC Health, Inc., CT Corporation, NY
Ruth McGoldrick, SP Mr. Menzies earned a B.A. in Robert H. Morrow
Member, CHE Sponsors Council Economics from Amherst College in Executive Vice President,
President, Sisters of Providence Massachusetts, a master’s degree in Continuing Care Division, CHE
Holyoke, Massachusetts Health Administration from the Uni- Member, CHE Senior Management Team
Sr. Ruth is also a member versity of Ottawa in Ontario, Canada, Mr. Morrow oversees
of the Sisters of Provi- and a master’s degree in Business Ad- four Regional Health
dence Health System ministration from Union College in Corporations with con-
Board, the Providence Schenectady, NY. He is a Diplomate tinuing care programs
Ministries for the in the American College of Health in Alabama, Connecticut,
Needy Board, and the Care Executives. New York and North
Women of Providence Governing Board. Carolina, and provides support to other
She is a member of the National and long-term care programs throughout
Regional Leadership Conference of A. Diane Moeller CHE. In his role, he is responsible
Women Religious. Member, CHE Board of Directors for strategic development and growth
Before her election as President Ms. Moeller is the of the continuing-care ministry.
in 1993, Sr. Ruth served as Program former Chief Executive Mr. Morrow represents CHE with
Director at Genesis Spiritual Life Officer of the Catholic Mercy Housing, Inc., and has been ap-
Center in Westfield, MA, and Executive Health Corporation in pointed to the Governing Council for
Director of the National Religious For- Omaha, NE, a position the American Hospital Association.
mation Conference in Washington, DC. she held from 1987 to Previously, he served as President
She earned a bachelor’s degree in 1995. From 1995 to 1996, she repre- and Chief Executive Officer for Presby-
Business Education from Boston Col- sented Catholic Health Corporation in Homes and Services in Philadelphia,
lege and a master’s degree in Religious the merger of three health systems that PA. In addition, his 25 years of
Education from St. Mary’s School of became Catholic Health Initiatives in continuing care operations includes
Theology in Indiana. Denver, CO. She has served on a num- experiences with Mercy Services for
ber of committees and boards, including the Aging in Farmington Hills, MI, and
the Board of Intermountain Health Passavant Hospital in Pittsburgh, PA.
Douglas M. Menzies Care in Salt Lake City, UT. She previ- Mr. Morrow is a Returned Peace Corps
Regional Health Corporation President ously served on the Eastern Mercy Volunteer, having served in Guatemala
and Chief Executive Officer Health System Board of Directors from 1971 to 1974. Mr. Morrow was
Mercy Uihlein Health Corporation (1995- 1997). Before joining Catholic appointed to the Pennsylvania State
Lake Placid, New York Health Corporation, Ms. Moeller was Board of Examiners of Nursing Home
Mr. Menzies serves as Vice President of Member Services for Administrators in 1995 and currently
a Regional Health the Catholic Health Association from serves as Board Chair. He represents
Corporation Chief 1982 to 1986. Pennsylvania on the National Associa-
Executive Officer for For six years before that, she served tion of Boards of Long-Term Care
CHE, has been President as Vice President of Professional Services Administrators, and serves as a Com-
and Chief Executive with Intermountain Health Care. She missioner of the Continuing Care
Officer of Mercy Healthcare Center has leadership experience with the Accreditation Commission.
and Uihlein Mercy Center since 1993, University of Utah College of Medicine, He earned a B.A. from Penn State
and President and CEO of Mercy a group-health HMO in Utah, and as University and an M.S. in Health Ad-
Uihlein Health Corporation in Lake a hospital administrator. ministration from Gannon University
Placid, NY since the holding company Ms. Moeller earned a diploma in in Erie, PA. Mr. Morrow is currently
was incorporated in 1997. Nursing and Registration from St. Francis completing an M.S. program in Non-
His previous experience includes School of Nursing and a B.S. in Biol- Profit Administration at Eastern
serving as CEO at Chenango Memorial ogy from Viterbo College, both in College.
Hospital and Skilled Nursing Facility LaCrosse, WI; and an M.B.A. in
in Norwich, NY. He also served in Health Care Administration from
progressively responsible positions at George Washington University in
St. Clare’s Hospital in Schenectady, Washington, DC.
NY, last serving as Vice President,
Frank V. Murphy, III, FACHE Mr. O’Neil earned a B.S. in Business University’s Florence Heller Graduate
Joint Operating Agreement President Administration and an M.B.A. from School for Advanced Studies in Social
and Chief Executive Officer theRochester Institute of Technology Welfare in Waltham, MA. While
BayCare Health System, Inc. in Rochester. He is a Diplomat of the there, she also served as a research as-
Clearwater, Florida American College of Healthcare Ex- sociate for the Levinson Gerontological
Mr. Murphy is also a ecutives, a former Board member of Policy Institute and as an Adjunct
Fellow of the American Healthcare Association of New York Assistant Professor. Sr. Kathleen also
College of Healthcare State Board of Trustees, and former authored a book on the implications of
Executives and a former chairman of the Board of Directors, regulatory controls on hospitals.
Regent of the Western VHA-Upstate New York Regional
Central Florida Region. Health Care System.
Before joining BayCare in July 1997, Tim Porter-O’Grady,
Mr. Murphy was President and Chief Ed.D., Ph.D., FAAN
Executive Officer of Morton Plant Kathleen Popko, SP, Ph.D. Vice Chair, CHE Board of Directors
Mease Health Care and Executive Executive Vice President, CHE Dr. Porter-O’Grady is
Vice President and Chief Operating Northeast Division Senior Partner of Tim
Officer at Morton Plant Hospital in Springfield, Massachusetts Porter-O’Grady Associ-
Clearwater, FL. Member, CHE Senior Management Team ates, an international
He was previously Senior Vice Presi- Sr. Kathleen is Execu- healthcare consulting
dent of Methodist Evangelical Hospital, tive Vice President of firm in Atlanta, GA.
Alliant Health System in Louisville, KY. the Northeast Division In addition, he is a Senior Consultant
Mr. Murphy earned a bachelor’s de- of CHE in Springfield, for Affiliated Dynamics, a health sys-
gree in Political Science and a master’s MA. A member of the tems consultation firm and Associate
degree in Health Services Administra- CHE Senior Manage- Professor at Emory University, also in
tion from Ohio State University. ment Team, she provides support and Atlanta, GA.
oversight for CHE healthcare organi- Dr. Porter-O’Grady has more than
Mark T. O’Neil, Jr. zations located in the states of Maine, 30 years in healthcare and has held
Regional Health Corporation President Massachusetts, Connecticut, and positions from staff nurse to health sys-
and Chief Financial Officer New York. tems executive in a variety of healthcare
Mercy Health System of Southeastern Previously, Sr. Kathleen served as settings. In 1987, he was responsible for
Pennsylvania President and Chief Executive Officer leading the creation and development
Conshohocken, Pennsylvania of the Sisters of Providence Health of Mercy Care Corporation, which
Prior to joining Mercy System in Holyoke, MA. She had also provides community-based services to
Health System,SEPA, served as Chairperson of the system’s homeless, elderly, and minority popula-
Mr. O’Neil was Presi- Board. tions in Atlanta. He has published 12
dent and Chief Execu- Her career in healthcare spans books and more than 125 journal articles
tive Officer of United more than 20 years including nursing, related to issues of healthcare systems
Health Services, Inc. research, planning, and administration. and leadership.
(UHS), an integrated regional healthcare Sr. Kathleen served as Vice President In Seattle, WA, Dr. Porter-O’Grady
system based in Binghamton, NY, and President of the Sisters of Provi- earned a B.S.N. from Seattle Univer-
since 1993. dence of Holyoke from 1981 to 1993, sity and a master’s degree in Nursing
Before that time, he worked for the and as President of the Leadership and Business Administration from the
largest member of the UHS system, Conference of Women Religious from University of Washington. He achieved
UHS Hospitals, as President and CEO 1990 to 1991. In addition, she has an Ed.D. in Higher Education from
(1990- 1993), Executive Vice President served on numerous local and regional Nova Southeastern University in Mi-
and Chief Operating Officer (1989-1990), boards and committees. She is currently ami, FL and a Ph.D. in Health Sys-
and Vice President of Operations serving as Board Chair of the McAuley tems from LaSalle University in New
(1985-1989). Institute in Silver Spring, MD. Orleans, LA. Dr. Porter-O’Grady
Mr. O’Neil came to the UHS system Sr. Kathleen earned a B.S. in Nurs- completed post doctoral studies at the
from University of Rochester-Strong ing from Marillac College in St. Louis, Gerontology Center of Georgia State
Memorial Hospital in Rochester, NY. MO, as well as a M.S.W. and a Ph.D.
There, he was Administrative Director in Social Policy from Brandeis
from 1984 to 1985, and, in the Support continued on next page
Services Division, Director (1982-1984)
and Associate Director (1980-1982).
University and is a certified clinical national nonprofit organization which Mr. Russell served as Board Chair for
specialist in gerontology. He also is provides housing assistance based in the Catholic Health Association where
a nationally certified mediator and Silver Spring, MD and has been he had served as a Board member from
arbitrator. involved with various other regional 1987 to 1995.
Dr. Porter-O’Grady is a member of and national organizations. Mr. Russell earned a B.S. from the
the New York Academy of Sciences Previously, he had served as Eastern University of Miami and an M.B.A.
and is a Fellow of the American Mercy Health System Executive Vice from Washington University. He is a
Academy of Nursing. President and Chief Financial Officer member of the American College
since 1986. Before joining Eastern of Healthcare Executives and the
Mercy, Mr. Russell served as Executive American Hospital Association.
Edward J. Rosasco, Jr., FACHE Vice President and Chief Financial
Regional Health Corporation President Officer for St. Joseph Health Services
and Chief Executive Officer in Tacoma, WA. Mr. Russell also served Georgine M. Scarpino, RSM, Ph.D.
Mercy Hospital as Corporate Controller for American Member, CHE Sponsors Council
Miami, Florida Medical International, a for-profit hos- President, Sisters of Mercy of the Americas
Mr. Rosasco’s previous pital system in Beverly Hills, CA and Regional Community of Pittsburgh
positions in New York as Senior Auditor for Arthur Andersen Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
include Executive Di- and Co. in Los Angeles, CA. Sr. Georgine also serves
rector of The Brooklyn Mr. Russell earned a B.S. from on the Board of Pitts-
Hospital and Senior Weber State University in Utah and burgh Mercy Health
Vice President at St. is a Certified Public Accountant. System in Pittsburgh,
Vincent’s Hospital and Medical Center, PA, and Holy Cross
and Administrator at Nassau County Hospital in Fort Lauder-
Medical Center in East Meadow. He Daniel F. Russell dale, FL, as well as Carlow College in
also served in the military as Captain, President and Chief Executive Officer, CHE Pittsburgh. She previously served on
USAF Medical Service Corps. Member, CHE Board of Directors the Eastern Mercy Health System
Mr. Rosasco is on the Board of Member, CHE Senior Management Team Board of Directors (1996-1997). Before
Directors for the American Heart In addition to being her appointment as President in 1996,
Association, the Association of Com- President and CEO of Sr. Georgine provided consulting services
munity Hospitals and Health Systems, CHE, Mr. Russell is also to religious and non-profit groups and
Catholic Health Services, Inc. and the President of Stella served as Adjunct Professor at the Uni-
Catholic Hospice, Inc. He also serves Maris Insurance Com- versity of Pittsburgh, Graduate School
as a Fellow/Regent with the American pany, Limited, a wholly of Public and International Affairs.
College of Healthcare Executives and owned captive insurance company of She currently maintains her faculty
is an adjunct professor at Florida Inter- Catholic Health East, and Chair of responsibilities at the university. Sr.
national University. Mr. Rosasco received NewCap, Limited, an off-shore, captive Georgine has also served as Public Ad-
a B.S. in Public Accounting from New insurance company jointly owned with ministrator for the City of Pittsburgh,
York’s Syracuse University, and a degree the Daughters of Charity National Program Planner for the Social and
in Business Administration from Health System. Previously, he served Community Services of the Diocese of
George Washington University in on the Eastern Mercy Health System Pittsburgh, Educational Administrator
Washington, DC. Board of Directors and was President Principal, and Vice-Principal of Pitts-
and Chief Executive Officer of Eastern burgh Diocesan Schools, and she has
Mercy Health System, founded in held several teaching positions.
C. Kent Russell 1986. She earned a B.A. in Mathematics
Executive Vice President and Chief Before joining Eastern Mercy, Mr. from Mount Mercy College (now
Financial Officer, CHE Russell was President and Chief Ex- Carlow College) in Pittsburgh, an
Member, CHE Senior Management Team ecutive Officer of St. Joseph Health M.S. in Mathematics from the Univer-
Mr. Russell also serves Services and St. Joseph Hospital in sity of Notre Dame in South Bend, IN,
as Treasurer of CHE’s Tacoma, WA. He also served in various and a Ph.D. in Public Administration
Stella Maris Insurance administrative capacities for St. Joseph’s from the University of Pittsburgh in
Company, Limited, a Hospital & Medical Center in Phoenix, Pennsylvania.
wholly owned captive AZ; Presbyterian-St. Luke’s Hospital in
insurance company. In Chicago; and Jackson Memorial Hospital
addition, he currently serves on the in Miami, FL. From 1994 to 1995,
Board of the McAuley Institute, a
Theodore A. Schlert Rosemary J. Sgroi, rsm Sr. Gladys was elected Regional
Assistant Secretary, Stella Maris Member, CHE Board of Directors Minister in 1996. Before serving in
Insurance Company, LTD Sr. Rosemary is religious leadership she operated a
CHE Vice President, Risk Management currently Catholic House of Prayer in West Palm Beach
Services & Chief Risk Officer Chaplain at Skidmore and served for many years in the
Mr. Schlert serves as College in Saratoga healthcare ministry.
Assistant Secretary to Springs, New York. She earned a B.S. in Nursing and
Stella Maris Insurance From 1994 to 1998, an M.H.A. from St. Louis University.
Company, Limited, Sr. Rosemary was President of the Sr. Gladys also has a certificate in
Grand Cayman, B.W.I. Sisters of Mercy of the Americas, Re- Spiritual Direction from Pecos, NM.
Stella Maris Insurance gional Community of Albany, New
Company is CHE’s wholly owned York. She is a member of the CHE
captive insurance company that pro- Board of Directors and Mission & Dale S. St. Arnold
vides primary healthcare professional Ministry Committee. Sr. Rosemary Joint Operating Agreement President
liability, general liability, and excess also serves on the Board of Mercycare and Chief Executive Officer
healthcare professional liability insur- and its component corporation, St. Peter’s Catholic Health System, Inc.
ance coverage to CHE’s Regional Hospital in Albany and on the Board Buffalo, New York
Health Corporations. of Holy Cross Ministries. She previ- Mr. St. Arnold is
In his current capacity as VP, Risk ously served on the Eastern Mercy responsible for the
Management Services and CRO, he Health System Board of Directors strategic direction of a
is also responsible for the development, (1995-1997). healthcare system of
implementation, evaluation and strate- Before her appointment as Catholic more than 8,000 em-
gic initiatives for the programs and Chaplain, Sr. Rosemary served in campus ployees and 1,700 phy-
services provided by CHE’s Risk ministry at Siena College in Loudonville, sicians, providing care to hundreds of
Management Services Department. New York, beginning in 1980, and as thousands of Western New Yorkers.
This includes CHE’s alternative and Director from 1988 to 1994. Before This network consists of five hospitals,
commercial risk finance programs, serving in campus ministry, she was 17 primary care centers, nine diagnostic
workers compensation program, loss Director of Admissions at Maria Col- and treatment centers, two free standing
prevention services and oversight to lege in Albany, as well as an elementary surgery centers, thirteen long-term care
CHE’s Claims Services Department. school principal and an elementary and facilities and adult homes, home care
Mr. Schlert has 21 years experience secondary school teacher. agencies, counseling services, social ser-
in healthcare risk management, 11 of Sr. Rosemary earned a B.A. in vice and behavioral health programs.
them being in Catholic healthcare. English from the College of St. Rose Mr. St. Arnold also serves as Vice Chair
Mr. Schlert currently ia a member in Albany and an M.S. in Education of the Niagara Health Quality Coalition
of the Board of Directors of Preferred Administration from the State Univer- and is a member of the Board of Direc-
Professional Insurance Company, sity of New York at Albany. tors of Western New York Health Care
Omaha, NE and Consolidated Catho- Association.
lic Casualty Risk Retention Group, Before coming to Buffalo, he was
Burlington, VT. Mr. Schlert also Gladys Sharkey, OSF President and CEO of Mount Carmel
served on the Board of Directors of Member, CHE Board of Directors System, Columbus, OH. His previous
S.A. Insurance, Ltd., Grand Cayman, Sr. Gladys is Minister healthcare experience includes posi-
B.W.I. and Mercy Resource Manage- of Region III of the tions as Executive Vice President with
ment, Inc., Napierville, IL where he Franciscan Sisters of Mount Carmel Health; Chief Operat-
also served as Chairperson. Allegany. She also ing Officer at Mount Carmel East
He earned a bachelor’s degree from serves on the following Hospital; and President and CEO of
Kutztown University, Kutztown, PA boards in Florida: St. Benedict’s Hospital in Ogden, UT.
and a master’s degree in Business Ad- Bayfront-St. Anthony Health Care in Before working in healthcare, he was
ministration degree from Philadelphia St. Petersburg; BayCare Health System a partner with a Midwestern public
College of Textiles and Science, Phila- in Clearwater; Intracoastal Health Systems accounting firm.
delphia, PA. He is currently a member in West Palm Beach; The Franciscan
of the American Society of Healthcare Center, a retreat house in Tampa; and
Risk Management and the Catholic the Allegany Franciscan Foundation. continued on next page
Risk Management Forum.
Mr. St. Arnold is a 1976 graduate Previously, Sr. Sheila was an Associate Sr. Margaret has been a member of
of Penn State University. He earned a Professor in the Department of Dental numerous boards, councils and commit-
master’s degrees in Business and Health Hygiene at Monroe Community College tees and served as Chairperson or President
Administration from Washington in Rochester. For many years she was a of national, state, regional and community
University in St. Louis, MO. clinical dental hygienist serving both organizations.
city residents and migrant workers in Sr. Margaret has a B.S. in Education
the Rochester area. from College of St. Rose, an M.A. in
Robert V. Stanek Sr. Sheila earned associate degrees in Religious Education from Boston
Executive Vice President, CHE Liberal Arts from Catherine McAuley College, an M.S. in Biology from Ball
Mid-Atlantic Division College in Rochester, and in Dental State University and a master’s degree
Newtown Square, Pennsylvania Hygiene from Monroe Community in Healthcare Administration from
Member, CHE Senior Management Team College, a B.S. in Psychology/Sociol- Xavier University in Ohio. She also
Mr. Stanek provides ogy from the University of Rochester, holds a Doctor of Ministry degree in
support and oversight and an M.S. in Dental Public Health Spiritual Direction.
for CHE healthcare from the Boston University School of
organizations located Graduate Dentistry.
in Pennsylvania and Mary Paulette Tirone, FSSJ
New Jersey. Member, CHE Sponsors Council
Since 1992, he has served in various Margaret J. Straney, RSM General Minister of Franciscan Sisters
positions including Chief Executive Member, CHE Sponsors Council of St. Joseph
Officer of Mercy Hospital in Buffalo President, Sisters of Mercy of the Americas Hamburg, New York
and System Chief Operating Officer/ Regional Community of Albany Sr. Mary Paulette has
Care Delivery Services. In 1996, he Albany, New York previously held individual
served as President and CEO of Mercy As the representative titles of principal, guid-
Health System of Western New York. of its sponsoring body, ance counselor, and
Concurrently, he coordinated the ac- Sr. Margaret serves on teacher. Her most recent
tivities in the formation of the Catholic the boards of Mercycare post was as principal
Health System in Buffalo, NY. Before and St. Peter’s Hospital. at Immaculata Academy in Hamburg,
1992, Mr. Stanek served in a number Her ministerial career NY, which she held from 1994 to
of administrative responsibilities with has been divided between education 1998. She also has served as a facilita-
the Daughters of Charity healthcare and healthcare. Sr. Margaret served as tor of groups, a coordinator of testing,
facilities in Pennsylvania and Virginia. a teacher in several elementary and and a public relations representative.
Mr. Stanek earned a B.S. in Chemis- secondary schools and taught at Maria She is a Board member of Mary-crest
try from East Stroudsburg University College, also in Albany, NY. In 1976, Manor in Livonia, Michigan, and
in East Stroudsburg, PA; a B.S. in Phar- Sr. Margaret began her career in health- Hilbert College and Immaculata
macy from the Philadelphia College of care administration. She served as Vice Academy in Hamburg.
Pharmacy and Science; and an M.B.A. President of Community, Ambulatory Sister Mary Paulette earned a B.S.
in Administrative Management from and Preventive Services at St. Peter’s in Education from Medaille College in
St. Joseph’s University, also in Philadel- Hospital in Albany. Buffalo, NY, a master’s degree in Edu-
phia. From 1980 to the end of 1986, she cation/Guidance from Niagara University
was President and CEO of St. Mary’s and an associate of arts and sciences
Health Services in Grand Rapids, MI. degree from Hilbert College, both in
Sheila Stevenson, RSM From 1987 until 1994 she was President New York.
Member, CHE Sponsors Council and CEO of Cathedral Health Services She also has a permanent certification
President, Sisters of Mercy of the Americas in Newark, NJ. for teaching grades K-6 and guidance
Regional Community of Rochester Before assuming her leadership posi- and continuing education credits in
Rochester, New York tion, Sr. Margaret was Director of Faith School Law and School Program De-
Sr. Sheila was elected Formation at Saint Thomas Aquinas sign at Canisius College in Buffalo, NY.
President in 1997 and Parish in Charlotte, NC, and in 1995
has served on the she was President of the House of
congregation’s leader- Mercy, a facility for terminally-ill
ship team since 1993, AIDS patients.
and as Vocation
Director from 1981 to 1987.
Stanley T. Urban and has held chief executive officer Barbara M. Wheeley, RSM, Ph.D.
Executive Vice President, System positions with other healthcare organi- Member, CHE Sponsors Council
Integration and Development, CHE zations such as St. Mary’s Medical Member, CHE Board of Directors
Member, CHE Senior Management Team Center in West Palm Beach, FL, and President, Sisters of Mercy of the Americas
Mr. Urban has 30 years several senior positions with investor- Regional Community of Baltimore
of leadership experience owned organizations. In addition, he Baltimore, Maryland
in the Catholic health- was Managing Director of The Hunter Before becoming
care ministry. Before Group, a nationally known consulting President in July, 2000,
joining CHE in 1997, firm. Sr. Barbara served as
he served as President Mr. Watts earned a B.S. in Business Councilor of the Balti-
and Chief Executive Officer of Sisters Administration/Marketing from the more Regional Com-
of Charity of the Incarnate Word University of South Carolina in Columbia, munity since 1988. She
Health Services in Houston since 1992. and a master’s degree in Health Ad- also serves on the boards of Mercy
Before that, he held executive leader- ministration/Financial Management Medical in Daphne, AL and, Mercy
ship positions with Franciscan Health from Duke University in Durham, NC. Health Services, Mercy High School,
System in Aston, PA, and St. Vincent and House of Mercy in Baltimore,
Hospital and Medical Center in MD. Sr. Barbara previously served on
Portland, OR. Marlene Weidenborner, OSF the Eastern Mercy Health System
In addition, Mr. Urban has served Member, CHE Board of Directors Board of Directors from 1995-1997.
on a variety of national and regional Sr. Marlene is Associate A clinical psychologist, she also has
boards, including service as Board Minister/Vice President served as a high school principal and as
Chairperson of the Memorial Sisters and General Treasurer a mathematics and religion teacher in
of Charity Health Network, based in of the Franciscan Sisters both elementary and secondary schools.
southeast Texas, and as a member of of Allegany in New Sr. Barbara earned a B.A. in Mathemat-
the Board of Directors of Carondelet York. She previously ics, Secondary Education, from Mount
Health System in St. Louis, MO. served on the Allegany Health System Saint Agnes College in Baltimore; a
He also has served on the Advisory Board of Directors (1996-1997) and master’s degree in Liberal Arts from
Committee of the Catholic Health the Board of St. Anthony’s Hospital The Johns Hopkins University in
Association’s Center for Leadership in St. Petersburg, FL (1992-1996). Baltimore; an M.S. in Human Devel-
Excellence. Sr. Marlene has served in leadership opment Liaison Specialization, and
Mr. Urban earned a B.S. from Bos- for her religious congregation since a Ph.D. in Community/Clinical
ton College in Massachusetts and an 1996. Previously, she was the superin- Psychology from George Peabody
M.B.A. from Xavier University in tendent of schools for the Diocese of College of Vanderbilt University in
Cincinnati, OH. Venice in Florida from 1989 to 1996. Nashville, TN.
She has served as an instructor and ad-
ministrator in Catholic secondary and
Howard W. Watts elementary education in Florida, New Mary Eileen Wilhelm, RSM
Executive Vice President, CHE Jersey, and New York for more than Regional Health Corporation President
Southeast Division forty years. and Chief Executive Officer
Tampa, Florida Sr. Marlene earned a B.S. in Chem- Mercy Medical
Member, CHE Senior Management Team istry from St. Bonaventure University Daphne, Alabama
Mr. Watts provides in New York; an M.S. in Science Educa- Sr. Mary Eileen has
support and oversight tion from State University of New York been President and
for CHE healthcare at Cortland; and extensive credits in Chief Executive Officer
organizations located educational administration. of Mercy Medical in
in Georgia and Florida. Daphne, AL, since
Previously, Mr. Watts Mercy Medical was
served as President and Chief Executive established in 1984. She also serves
Officer of Allegheny Health System in on the boards of Mercy Medical, Saint
Tampa, FL since September 1996. In Joseph’s Health System in Atlanta,
his 20 year career, he has served as Vice GA and Catholic Healthcare Partners
President of Allegany Health System in Cincinnati, OH.
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From 1987 to 1988, Sr. Mary Eileen Sr. Patricia earned a B.A. in History Gregg G. Zoller, FACHE
served as Board Chair for the Catholic and Government from Mercy College Regional Health Corporation President
Health Association where she served as in Dobbs Ferry, NY, and a master’s and Chief Executive Officer
a Board member from 1984 to 1989. degree in Education from Manhattan Pittsburgh Mercy Health System
She is a member of the Sisters of Mercy College in the Bronx, NY. She received Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
of the Americas Regional Community an honorary doctorate from Mercy Until taking on his
of Baltimore, MD. She has served College in 1996. current post in 1998,
within Mercy Medical (formerly Mr. Zoller had been
known as Villa Mercy) since 1969. Executive Vice Presi-
Initially, she was Director of Nursing Joel M. Ziff dent of Baptist Health
Services and then Administrator of Chair, CHE Board of Directors System in San Antonio,
Villa Mercy. Before joining Villa Mercy, Rev. Ziff is a retired TX. He also has served as Senior Vice
Sr. Mary Eileen was a staff nurse at partner of Arthur President of the Missouri Baptist
Stella Maris Hospice in Baltimore, Anderson & Co., where Medical Center in St. Louis and has
MD and Saint Martin de Porres he directed their Phila- held numerous administrative positions
Hospital in Mobile, AL. delphia and northeast with Bethesda General Hospital and
Sr. Mary Eileen earned a diploma United States office Homes, Inc., also in St. Louis. He also
from Providence Hospital School of healthcare practice, and is the current has been a Project Review Specialist
Nursing in Mobile, AL, a B.A. in Soci- Chairman of the CHE Board of with the department of social services
ology from Mount Saint Agnes College Directors. in Jefferson City, MO.
in Baltimore, MD and an M.B.A. in He is the Director of Finance for Mr. Zoller has a B.S. in Biology from
Health Care Administration from the Sisters of Mercy of the Americas, Marquette University in Milwaukee
George Washington University in Regional Community of Merion in and an M.S. in Health Administration,
Washington, DC. Pennsylvania. He is a Board member of which he earned from Washington
Gwynedd-Mercy College in Gwynedd University in St. Louis. He also holds
Valley, Board Chair of St. Ignatius an M.S. in Public Administration from
Patricia Wolf, RSM Nursing Home in Philadelphia, and the University of Missouri-Columbia.
Member, CHE Board of Directors serves on several other boards. Mr. Zoller is an adjunct faculty member
Sr. Patricia was a mem- He previously served on the Eastern at Trinity College. He is a Board mem-
ber of the CHE Spon- Mercy Health System Board of Direc- ber of the Leukemia and Lymphoma
sors Council and served tors (1992-1997) and on the CHE Society and the Pittsburgh Regional
as its Coordinator from Board of Directors (1997-1999). Healthcare Initiative. He is a Fellow of
1998-2000. She previ- While at Arthur Anderson, Rev. Mr. the American College of Health Care
ously was the President Ziff worked with Catholic healthcare Executives.
of the Sisters of Mercy of the Ameri- facilities throughout the Philadelphia
cas, Regional Community of New York area. In 1990, he was ordained a per-
in Hartsdale from 1992 to 2000. She manent deacon in the Catholic Church
also served on the Eastern Mercy and is assigned to Epiphany of Our Lord
Health System Board of Directors Parish in Norristown, PA.
from 1995-1997. Sr. Patricia was a Rev. Ziff earned a B.S. in Account-
member of the Mercy Administrative ing from St. Joseph’s, Philadelphia’s
Team of the Sisters of Mercy of the Jesuit university.
Union. In 1984, she co-founded the
Leviticus Fund, which makes low-
interest loans to projects that benefit
the poor. Trained as an educator with
an emphasis on remedial education at
the junior high school level. Sr. Patricia
has 15 years of professional experience in
the social justice ministry, including
leadership roles in the national inter-
faith movement of corporate social
In Memorium: Mission and Core Values
Richard A. Stebbins
Until his death in Our Mission
February, 2000, Richard
A. Stebbins had been a Catholic Health East is a community of persons committed to being a
member of the CHE transforming, healing presence within the communities we serve.
Board of Directors. He To effect this mission:
was the retired Regional • We treat all persons whom we serve and with whom we work with respect and
President of BankBoston in Springfield, compassion, calling forth their best human potential;
MA, and previously served as a Board • We provide a full range of services that support healthy communities,
member for the Sisters of Providence including quality medical care and holistic approaches to healing body,
Health System since 1984 and as Vice spirit, and mind;
Chairman since 1989. Before joining • We collaborate with others who share a common mission and vision;
BankBoston in 1996, Mr. Stebbins • We continually seek ways to assure access to services to persons most in need;
served at BayBank for twelve years, • We identify and develop leaders in Catholic health ministry;
last serving as Regional President. • We advocate public policies and initiatives, particularly those in the area of
Among his business and civic activi- health care, that ensure quality of life for all.
ties, Mr. Stebbins had served as past
President and past campaign Chair for
the local United Way and as founder Core Values
and past Chair of the Community
Foundation of Western Massachusetts. Reverence for each person
Mr. Stebbins earned a B.A. from We believe that each person is a manifestation of the sacredness of human life.
Holy Cross College in Worcester, MA,
and an M.B.A. from Harvard Business
School. Mr. Stebbins’ extraordinary
leadership and vision will be sorely We demonstrate our connectedness to each other through inclusive and
missed by all who seek to serve compassionate relationships.
Catholic Health East.
We advocate for a society in which all can realize their full potential and
achieve the common good.
Commitment to those who are poor
We give priority to those whom society ignores.
We care for and strengthen the ministry and all resources entrusted to us.
We dare to take the risks our faith demands of us.
We keep our word and are faithful to who we say we are.
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