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SCL Health System Congratulates Associate Tracy Neary as a Leader of Tomorrow

June 13, 2012

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Kayla Arnesen
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DENVER — June 14, 2012 –  Tracy Neary, Director of Community Benefit and Mission Outreach at St. Vincent Healthcare in Billings, Mont., was honored earlier this month as one of eight professionals nationwide who received the Catholic Health Association’s 2012 Tomorrow’s Leaders Award. The award was announced in Philadelphia at the 2012 Catholic Health Assembly.  It recognizes Neary’s dedication to advancing the mission of Catholic health care while encouraging her to continue a career in the ministry.

“I have directly witnessed Tracy’s contributions and accomplishments over the past decade,” says Terry Weinburger, Senior Vice President, Mission Integration, SCL Health System. “She is truly an emergent leader who is guided by qualities of the heart and is adept at producing extraordinary results by creating teams capable of heroic behavior.”

“Working alongside passionate team members at St. Vincent Healthcare and the SCL Health System drives us all to live our mission to its fullest possible expression," says Neary. “We are blessed to be equipped with the heritage we carry and call of Christ to love and serve as we face the complex challenges of improving the health of the people and communities we serve.”

Honorees were invited to participate in an exclusive leadership formation retreat that brought them face-to-face with senior leaders across the industry. In addition, the Catholic Health Association paid honorees’ travel expenses and waived registration fees for the annual assembly. It is hoped by participating in the conference and formation retreat, this next generation of leaders will be ideally equipped to guide the Catholic ministry in the future.
About The Catholic Health Association
The Catholic Health Association of the United States (CHA), founded in 1915, supports the Catholic health ministry's commitment to improve the health status of communities and create quality and compassionate health care that works for everyone. The Catholic health ministry is the nation's largest group of not-for-profit health systems and facilities that, along with their sponsoring organizations, employ more than 750,000 women and men who deliver services combining advanced technology with the Catholic caring tradition.

About SCL Health System
Based in Denver, SCL Health System is a faith-based, not-for-profit health care organization operating 11 hospitals, four safety net clinics, one children’s mental health treatment center and more than 100 ambulatory service centers in four states – California, Colorado, Kansas and Montana. Our $2.7 billion health network is dedicated to improving the health of the communities and individuals we serve, especially those who are poor and vulnerable. On an annual basis, SCL Health System provides more than $220 million in community benefit, including services for the poor, health screenings, educational programs, community donations and research. SCL Health System was founded by the Sisters of Charity of Leavenworth, who opened their first hospital in 1864. In 2011, the sisters transferred sponsorship of SCL Health System to Leaven Ministries. To learn more, visit www.sclhealthsystem.org.