October/November 1999

Thomas Mitchell of Mercy Medical Center in Williston, N.D.

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Mitchell commissioned as president and CEO of Mercy Medical Center in Williston

With his family at his side, Thomas Mitchell, right, was commissioned as president and chief executive officer of Mercy Medical Center in Williston, N.D., at a special ceremony held in August. Diane Traffas, OP, vice president of mission integration for Catholic Health Initiatives, left, participated in the ceremony, at which time Mitchell was challenged to continue the legacy of the sisters who founded Mercy Medical Center. He was also entrusted with the duty of bringing the healing ministry into the 21st century. Mitchell joined Mercy Medical Center in May after serving as chief executive officer of Fork Valley Hospital in Plains, Mont.