August 2004

St. John's in Joplin Named a Circle Of Life Award Honoree


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Mary Ann Soerris, director of pastoral and palliative care for St. John's, and Kevin E. Lofton, president and chief executive officer of Catholic Health Initiatives, display the Circle of Life Award.

St. John's Regional Medical Center, Joplin, Mo., was named a Circle of Life Award Honoree by the American Hospital Association. St. John's was recognized for its program to improve the care of patients near the end of life or with life-threatening conditions.

St. John's is one of ten organizations nationwide to receive the award this year.