Twenty Two Staff Members Complete Course 

Ministry Footprints Awards Ceremony 1

On Monday, September 15, a Moving Ahead ceremony and luncheon was held for the first group of employees of Bon Secours Charity Health System who had recently completed a course in Ministry Footprints: Markings of Good Help Everywhere.

The well attended luncheon and presentation of certificates of completion was held in the Greenbrier Room at Mount Alverno Center in Warwick, NY. It began with a video presentation by Dr. Mary Leahy, CEO of the Bon Secours Charity Health System, who offered her congratulations.

The ministry formation program was developed by the Bon Secours Center for Ministry Leadership and designed for staff members across all departments, as a professional development opportunity to enhance each individual’s knowledge and skills, and in turn, improve the quality of care. Ministry Footprints Awards Ceremony 5

Twenty two employees of Good Samaritan Regional Medical Center in Suffern, NY; Bon Secours Community Hospital in Port Jervis, NY; St. Anthony Community Hospital in Warwick, NY and affiliated long-term care and assisted living facilities were each awarded certificates of completion and Ministry of Footprints medals by their individual group facilitators.

“This program will start them on a journey to Ministry Leadership,” explained Clare Brady, Senior Vice President of Mission. “It involves learning more about ministry, about themselves and about their spirituality and increasing engagement in the work we do.”

Shortly before lunch, individuals who had received their certificates and their facilitators were invited to comment on the experience.

“You get to really know people,” said Chaplain Sr. Sheila Mullins, OP. “It has been a wonderful experience.”