October/November 2005

Mansfield, Middleton Receive Cahill Grants

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Patricia A. Cahill Leadership Initiative grants for 2005 have been awarded to Stephen Mansfield, president and chief executive officer of St. Vincent Health System, Little Rock, Ark.; and Carl Middleton, vice president of theology and ethics for Catholic Health Initiatives.

Mansfield’s grant will enable him to complete his dissertation for a doctorate in organizational leadership from Regent University, Virginia Beach, Va. From January to May of 2006, he will continue to lead St. Vincent while devoting some time to completing the research for his dissertation. Mansfield expects to use Catholic Health Initiatives in part of his research. “I am hopeful that the outcomes will benefit the organization,” he said. Middleton will use his sabbatical to research and study answers to key questions regarding Catholic identity and its distinctive characteristics. He will conduct this work starting in 2006, and will publish a white paper based on the results. The Patricia A. Cahill Leadership Initiative was established by the Board of Stewardship Trustees to give Catholic Health Initiatives’ leaders an opportunity to take time away from their jobs for education, research, writing or community service. It is named for Patricia Cahill, the first president and chief executive officer of Catholic Health Initiatives. Market-based chief executive officers and national office vice presidents with at least five years of service to Catholic Health Initiatives are eligible to apply for Cahill grants. The grants fund up to six months of advanced study, research, writing and/or community service. Applications are accepted in January and July, and should be submitted at least six months in advance of the time the grant is desired. To request an application, contact Peggy Martin, OP, JCL, senior vice president of sponsorship and governance, at peggymartin@catholichealth.net.