As the Sisters of Charity of Nazareth prepare to celebrate their bicentennial in 2012, Sts. Mary & Elizabeth Hospital will memorialize Sister John Miriam, SCN, with the unveiling of her portrait in the main lobby of the hospital. Sister John Miriam served as administrator of the hospital for six years and led the $2 million capital campaign and building project that established the current facility at Bluegrass Avenue in 1956.

What: Unveiling Ceremony for Portrait of Sister John Miriam,
Sisters of Charity of Nazareth

When: Monday, March 14, 2011
10 a.m.

Where: Sts. Mary & Elizabeth Hospital
1850 Bluegrass Avenue

Who: Tom Gessel, president and CEO, Sts. Mary & Elizabeth Hospital
Sister Maria Brocato, Sisters of Charity of Nazareth

Other: Photo and interview opportunities available.

About Sister John Miriam
Sister John Miriam McMahon, Sisters of Charity of Nazareth, was a native of Hyde Park, Mass. She was a registered nurse and pharmacist, counselor, speaker and scholar. In 1953, she became superior and administrator of Sts. Mary and Elizabeth Hospital, a role she maintained for six years. She sparked the building of the current hospital at Bluegrass Avenue and worked to raise funds for the $4 million project. Thanks to her dedication and efforts, the new hospital –a six-story, 200-bed structure—was completed in 1958.

About Sts. Mary & Elizabeth Hospital
Sts. Mary & Elizabeth Hospital (SMEH), a service of Jewish Hospital & St. Mary’s HealthCare, is a 331-bed, full-service hospital, founded by the Sisters of Charity of Nazareth in 1874. SMEH offers a full range of orthopaedic, cardiac, medical imaging, surgical and emergency services, a wound healing center, sleep disorders center and has three medical plazas on campus to provide office space for a wide array of physicians representing a number of specialties. Additionally, SMEH is home to Jewish Bariatric Care, the region’s only weight-loss management program utilizing the Lap-Band® System and The Women’s Center, a state-of-the-art diagnostic facility specifically for women.

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