Sponsorship Leader Changes

The Sponsorship Leader role was established to advance Bon Secours Health System’s (BSHSI) alignment in governance and business practices with our Catholic identity, organizational mission and values.  Over the past 18 months, the Sponsorship Leaders have reflected on the role of this position in concert with BSHSI’s current leadership talent, emerging organizational needs, desire to promote systemness and prudent stewardship of resources.  With the recent departure of Sister Pat Heath, the Sponsorship Leaders recognized that now is a good time to make some changes.

After careful discernment and based on the group’s work, I will be making changes in Sponsor Leader assignments to align with  current and emerging BSHSI needs.  While the key responsibilities of Sponsorship Leaders will not change, each Local System will be impacted.  Each Sponsorship Leader will have multiple responsibilities and serve multiple Local System constituencies.  The following are the restructured assignments for Sponsorship Leaders:

Sponsorship Leader

Local System Assignment

Sr. Anne Lutz Retain EVP of Sponsorship role and serve as Sponsorship Leader for Bon Secours Baltimore Health System
Sr. Anne Marie Mack Bon Secours Richmond Health System and Bon Secours St. Petersburg Health System
Bro. Art Caliman Bon Secours Hampton Roads Health System and Bon Secours New York Health System
Thom Morris Bon Secours St. Francis Health System and Bon Secours Kentucky Health System

Retain responsibilities for Bon Secours Ministries and the Center for Ministry Leadership

John Wallenhorst Bon Secours Charity Health System

Retain responsibilities for Mission and Ethics

These changes are effective January 1, 2014.  In the interim, all Sponsorship Leaders will retain current assignments and work closely to ensure a smooth transition.  Sr. Anne Marie Mack and I will continue to serve as Sponsorship co-leaders for Bon Secours Hampton Roads Health System to address the vacancy created by Sr. Pat Heath’s departure.

The Sponsorship Leaders believe the above changes positively respond to evolving BSHSI organizational needs.  As leaders, we will continue to look for opportunities to explore career development opportunities for those interested in Sponsorship Leader roles.  Our goal includes engaging in creative succession planning through Sponsorship Leaders for the next generation of Catholic health care.

Congratulations to the Sponsorship Leaders on their new assignments!