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Mercy Hospital and Medical Center President/CEO to speak about health care at SXU

Sr. Sheila Lyne, R.S.M., will deliver “Healthcare in the Mercy Tradition” lecture and conversation on March 11

news story imageChicago (Feb. 26, 2010) Sr. Sheila Lyne, R.S.M., president and chief executive officer of Mercy Hospital and Medical Center in Chicago, will speak about health care and the Mercy tradition at Saint Xavier University’s Sister Josetta Butler Lecture at 7 p.m. March 11 in the Warde Academic Center’s Butler Reception Room at the Chicago campus, 3700 W. 103rd St. 

Sr. Lyne’s lecture, “Healthcare in the Mercy Tradition,” is free and open to the public, and includes a question and answer session at the end of the lecture.

Sr. Lyne has been Mercy Hospital’s president and CEO since 2000, and previously from 1976 until 1990. She has focused on developing and expanding Mercy services to meet the needs of the surrounding communities. Sr. Lyne previously served as Chicago Department of Public Health Commissioner. She holds a Bachelor of Science in Nursing and a Master of Science in Psychiatric Nursing from Saint Xavier College, and a Master of Business Administration from University of Chicago.
Active in both health organizations and higher education, Sr. Sheila Lyne was the recipient of the SXU Distinguished Alumni Award in 2007.

Named for Sister Mary Josetta Butler, R.S.M., the Sr. Josetta Butler Lecture is held every two years at Saint Xavier. Sr. Butler was Dean of Saint Xavier College from 1941 to 1963 and President of from 1960 to 1963. Her significant contributions as a Sister of Mercy, a college administrator, and an innovative educator have had a lasting influence on Saint Xavier, and the Board of Trustees in 1990 established a fund endowing the lecture series and an annual student scholarship.

For more information, please contact Saint Xavier’s Religious Studies Department at (773) 298-3441.



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