Margaret Meisner, SCN, is in ministry with St. Vincent Health System and was a part of the Prayer Service held to honor the expansion of St. Vincent Health System which acquired Mercy Hot Springs hospital and physicians clinic in Little Rock, Arkansas. During the Prayer Service, signage was uncovered showing the new name, St. Vincent Hot Springs.

Bowls of water and empty pitchers were used in a Water Ritual. The water was a symbol of willingness to become part of something new. The bowl symbolized hopes and dreams for the future.

Sr. Margaret Meisner shares, “In 1888 the Sisters of Charity of Nazareth planted that little ‘mustard seed’ that has grown and flourished into a Health System of 5 main hospitals. Truly, the Lord has blessed that little mustard seed. I felt proud to represent the SCN community at the celebration of another milestone.”

St. Vincent Health System is now a part of Catholic Health Initiatives. 

In the photo: The Prayer Service, April 1, from left: Beth Obrien from CHI; Darrick Paul from CHI formerly Human Resources at St. Vincent Health System; Margaret Meisner, SCN from St. Vincent Infirmary; Dorothy Calhoun, RSM and Teresa Kelone, RSM, from St. Vincent Hot Springs.

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