March 2004

Catholic Health Assembly to be Held June 6­-9

The theme for the 2004 Catholic Health Association's Catholic Health Assembly, June 6­9 in Chicago, Ill., is "Ethics: Faith in Action for Service." The program is designed to sharpen participants' abilities to make ethical decisions consistent with Catholic moral tradition and relate good ethical decision-making to performance success in Catholic health care. The program will include presentations from Sherron Watkins, the "Enron whistle-blower;" Rick Carlson, JD, who will speak on ³Getting Ready for the Genomics Wave;² and Peter Steinfels, religion columnist for The New York Times, who will address health care and its role in the changing U.S. Catholic Church. Presenters at this year's assembly also include five members of the Catholic Health Initiatives family: Ruth Brinkley; Maryanna Coyle, SC; Carl Middleton; Terry O'Rourke, MD; and Colleen Scanlon, RN, JD. For more information on the Catholic Health Assembly program or to register on-line, visit