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Sr. Judith Jackson named Hero in Health Care

March 22, 2010
SCL Vice President named ‘Hero in Healthcare’ Sister Judith Jackson, SCL, vice president sponsorship, Sisters of Charity of Leavenworth Health System (SCLHS), has been named a “Hero in Healthcare” by Ingram’s magazine, Greater Kansas City’s business magazine. Sister Judith will receive Lifetime Service Achievement recognition during a breakfast awards presentation in March. She is one of 21 honorees selected from hundreds of nominations. Sister Judith has been an SCLHS vice president since 1995. She is credited with establishing Mission leader positions at SCLHS hospitals and expanding the concept and practice of Mission integration System-wide. Sister Judith also implemented useful tools to evaluate and measure Mission effectiveness in SCLHS hospitals and clinics located in four states. At the national level, Sister Judith was a board member of the Supportive Care Coalition: Pursuing Excellence in Palliative Care. She coordinated SCLHS collaboration with a group of California Catholic health systems to develop a ministry formation program for senior leaders. Sister Judith was a charter board member of this initiative and continues to serve as a mentor to persons of diverse faiths and traditions. Sister Judith serves on the Editorial Advisory Committee for Catholic Health Association’s Health Progress magazine. She is a member of the board of the Ministry Leadership Conference and the Critical Access Clinic Coalition. She has served on boards of directors of a number of SCLHS hospitals and clinics for the uninsured and as the liaison between the System Office and the four clinics. Prior to her vice president position at the System level, Sister Judith served in chaplaincy and ethics roles in SCLHS hospitals. A Sister of Charity of Leavenworth for 46 years, she previously taught in Kansas City and Topeka area schools.