October 2003

Berea Hospital Celebrates Transfer of Sponsorship to Catholic Health Initiatives


Leaders from Catholic Health Initiatives joined hospital staff and local dignitaries at a ceremony marking the transfer of sponsorship of Berea Hospital, Berea, Ky., from the community to Catholic Health Initiatives. During the ceremony, attended by Berea’s mayor, representatives of Berea College and other members of the community, a priest blessed the public areas of the hospital. Berea Hospital, a 48-bed facility that began in 1898 as an eight-bed cottage on the Berea College campus, now provides services to the residents of four counties.


James Kaskie (left), senior vice president of operations for Catholic Health Initiatives, joins Angela Carman, president and chief executive officer of Berea Hospital, in lighting a candle that symbolizes the new relationship between the hospital and Catholic Health Initiatives.