86th Catholic Health Assembly to Explore Ways to Sustain and Cultivate The Health Ministry for the 21st Century

News Media Invited to Attend



Apr 30, 2001, 01:00 ET from Catholic Health Association of the United States

    ST. LOUIS, April 30 /PRNewswire/ -- How can the Catholic health ministry
 carry the vibrant culture of Catholic health care -- and thus its unique
 mission -- into a new millennium? To explore possible options and solutions,
 leaders from throughout Catholic health care will gather in Atlanta for the
 86th Catholic Health Assembly, June 10-13, 2001.
     Guided by the theme "Keeping the Faith: Energizing the Culture of Catholic
 Health Ministry," assembly participants will reflect on the elements of the
 ministry's distinctive culture and enhance their understanding of what it
 means to be members of the Catholic health care community. A goal is to
 prepare ministry leaders to meet the challenges of sustaining and energizing
 the culture of Catholic health care.
     The assembly is the largest annual gathering of Catholic health care
 leaders. The sessions, all led by outstanding faculty, will explore topics
 that blend mission, advocacy, and fiscal responsibility, on one hand, with
 technological and scientific advances, on the other. Issues to be probed
 include: genetic advances and their implications for the ministry, medical
 errors and patient safety, sponsorship structures, facing tough financial
 decisions, and exploring the intersection of religious beliefs and political
 action. Assembly program information is available online at
 http://www.chausa.org/01ASSEMB/01ASSEMB.ASP .
 
     The assembly's roster of general session speakers, includes:
     *  E. J. Dionne, Jr., syndicated columnist, Washington Post, will explore,
        first, the national dialogue regarding the compatibility of personal
        religious beliefs and political action and, second, the outlook for
        societal tolerance of religious diversity in the current political
        climate. (Wednesday, June 13)
     *  Jay P. Dolan, PhD, professor of history, University of Notre Dame,
        Notre Dame, IN, will in his keynote address chronicle the vibrant
        history of Catholicism in America and assess the potential for a
        thriving Catholic culture to endure in this millennium. (Sunday, June
        10)
     *  Terrence E. Deal, PhD, Irving R. Melbo Professor of Education,
        University of Southern California-Los Angeles, Rossier School, Los
        Angeles, will explore the ingredients of effective culture integration
        for leaders. As part of this session, a panel of health care leaders
        will share their experiences as individuals responsible for culture
        inculcation in the Catholic health care milieu. Susan Dentzer, health
        correspondent, The NewsHour with Jim Lehrer, will moderate the panel
        discussion. (Monday, June 11)
     *  Rev. Gerard T. Broccolo, STD, vice president, spirituality, Catholic
        Health Initiatives (CHI), Denver, is described as "a trailblazer in
        mission and culture in the Catholic health ministry." He will share
        CHI's simple and practical leadership suggestions for developing a
        workplace culture in which all are called to relationships that heal.
        (Tuesday, June 12)
     *  David Gergen, editor-at-large, US News & World Report, and Mark
        Shields, political analyst, The NewsHour with Jim Lehrer, will assess
        the first six months of President George W. Bush's administration and
        provide a unique perspective on what health care providers, faith-based
        organizations, and taxpayers can expect from it. (Wednesday, June 13)
 
     The assembly headquarters hotel will be the Atlanta Marriott Marquis, 265
 Peachtree Center Avenue. The Catholic Health Association of the United States
 (CHA) is the national leadership organization representing the Catholic health
 ministry. CHA's more than 2,000 members form the nation's largest group of
 not-for-profit healthcare sponsors, systems, facilities, health plans, and
 related organizations. For more information, visit http://www.chausa.org .
 
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    ST. LOUIS, April 30 /PRNewswire/ -- How can the Catholic health ministry
 carry the vibrant culture of Catholic health care -- and thus its unique
 mission -- into a new millennium? To explore possible options and solutions,
 leaders from throughout Catholic health care will gather in Atlanta for the
 86th Catholic Health Assembly, June 10-13, 2001.
     Guided by the theme "Keeping the Faith: Energizing the Culture of Catholic
 Health Ministry," assembly participants will reflect on the elements of the
 ministry's distinctive culture and enhance their understanding of what it
 means to be members of the Catholic health care community. A goal is to
 prepare ministry leaders to meet the challenges of sustaining and energizing
 the culture of Catholic health care.
     The assembly is the largest annual gathering of Catholic health care
 leaders. The sessions, all led by outstanding faculty, will explore topics
 that blend mission, advocacy, and fiscal responsibility, on one hand, with
 technological and scientific advances, on the other. Issues to be probed
 include: genetic advances and their implications for the ministry, medical
 errors and patient safety, sponsorship structures, facing tough financial
 decisions, and exploring the intersection of religious beliefs and political
 action. Assembly program information is available online at
 http://www.chausa.org/01ASSEMB/01ASSEMB.ASP .
 
     The assembly's roster of general session speakers, includes:
     *  E. J. Dionne, Jr., syndicated columnist, Washington Post, will explore,
        first, the national dialogue regarding the compatibility of personal
        religious beliefs and political action and, second, the outlook for
        societal tolerance of religious diversity in the current political
        climate. (Wednesday, June 13)
     *  Jay P. Dolan, PhD, professor of history, University of Notre Dame,
        Notre Dame, IN, will in his keynote address chronicle the vibrant
        history of Catholicism in America and assess the potential for a
        thriving Catholic culture to endure in this millennium. (Sunday, June
        10)
     *  Terrence E. Deal, PhD, Irving R. Melbo Professor of Education,
        University of Southern California-Los Angeles, Rossier School, Los
        Angeles, will explore the ingredients of effective culture integration
        for leaders. As part of this session, a panel of health care leaders
        will share their experiences as individuals responsible for culture
        inculcation in the Catholic health care milieu. Susan Dentzer, health
        correspondent, The NewsHour with Jim Lehrer, will moderate the panel
        discussion. (Monday, June 11)
     *  Rev. Gerard T. Broccolo, STD, vice president, spirituality, Catholic
        Health Initiatives (CHI), Denver, is described as "a trailblazer in
        mission and culture in the Catholic health ministry." He will share
        CHI's simple and practical leadership suggestions for developing a
        workplace culture in which all are called to relationships that heal.
        (Tuesday, June 12)
     *  David Gergen, editor-at-large, US News & World Report, and Mark
        Shields, political analyst, The NewsHour with Jim Lehrer, will assess
        the first six months of President George W. Bush's administration and
        provide a unique perspective on what health care providers, faith-based
        organizations, and taxpayers can expect from it. (Wednesday, June 13)
 
     The assembly headquarters hotel will be the Atlanta Marriott Marquis, 265
 Peachtree Center Avenue. The Catholic Health Association of the United States
 (CHA) is the national leadership organization representing the Catholic health
 ministry. CHA's more than 2,000 members form the nation's largest group of
 not-for-profit healthcare sponsors, systems, facilities, health plans, and
 related organizations. For more information, visit http://www.chausa.org .
 
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