Sister Mary Anne McCarthy Honoured with the Living the Mission Award
On June 22, 2015, Sister Mary Anne McCarthy CSJ received the Living the Mission Award for her ministry as the Director of Mission and Values at Providence Healthcare.
The Living the Mission Award, established in early 2015 by the Catholic Health Sponsors of Ontario (CHSO), recognizes significant contributions to Catholic health care in Ontario.
"I feel very honoured to be the first recipient of the Living the Mission Award," said Sister Mary Anne. "I feel that in honouring my efforts, CHSO has honoured the efforts of all of us at Providence to live the mission of being a welcoming community of compassion, hope and healing.
"It is particularly meaningful for me as a Sister of St. Joseph of Toronto to work in an organization founded by our Sisters in 1857 and to be there all these years later working with others who are committed to carrying on the legacy of the Sisters."
Providence Healthcare is an east-Toronto facility that specializes in physical rehabilitation, long-term care, palliative care and community outreach programs.
"Living the values of compassion, justice and sanctity of life," said Sister Mary Anne, "is the concrete way through which we bring the healing face of God to others when they are most vulnerable."
Josie Walsh, President of Providence Healthcare, expressed her appreciation for Sister Mary Anne. "She is a trusted advisor and she keeps our decision making rooted in our core values. She raises sensitive opinions with maturity and common sense."
Sister Mary Anne McCarthy and Josie Walsh, President of
Providence Healthcare (l-r), standing with the artwork
that Sister Mary Anne received from CHSO.
CHSO provides sponsorship to 21 Ontario health care organizations originally established by congregations of women religious. They ensure a continuing Catholic presence in sponsored health care institutions.
John Reutz, CHSO President, said, "We introduced this award to honor those who have supported and mentored others, carried the mission to the next generation of leaders and are beacons of servant leadership."