June 30, 2017
Washington, D.C. — Providence Health System has named Sister Ellen Reilly, DC, as Chief Mission Officer (CMO). Reilly will be responsible for providing spiritual, strategic and collaborative leadership that helps deepen integration of Ascension Healthcare’s Mission, Vision, Values and Catholic Identity throughout Providence Health System.
Sister Ellen, who began in June, most recently, served in Binghamton, New York, CMO of Our Lady of Lourdes Memorial Hospital. She was part of the Daughters of Charity who serve there, and is looking forward to serving a new area and calling.
“I am excited to respond to God’s call, and serve at Providence and Washington, D.C, particularly giving care to the poor and vulnerable,” said Sister Ellen. “I look forward to learning what needs are most important in this community, and to continue the One Ascension Mission of Christ-centered care.”
Sister Ellen earned her B.S. in Nursing at Saint Xavier College, in Chicago, Illinois, before earning a Master of Health Service Administration from College of Saint Francis, Joliet, Illinois, and M.A. in Health Care Mission from the Aquinas Institute of Theology, St. Louis, Missouri. Her strong faith is bolstered by advanced skills in nursing, particularly in critical care: Sister Ellen is certified in Nursing Administration, and belongs to the American Association of Critical Nurses, American Association of Nurse Executives, and other professional and clinical organizations.
In addition to serving Providence Health System, she will live as part of the team of 13 Sisters at Providence.
About Providence Health System
Providence Health System (www.provhosp.org) is a 408-bed teaching hospital in Washington, D.C., with expert medical staff of more than 500 providers. Founded by the Daughters of Charity in 1861, with its charter signed by President Abraham Lincoln, Providence is the longest continually operating hospital in the District. Located near the Shrine of the Immaculate Conception, Providence is situated on a 36-acre campus within the vibrant Brookland community in northeast D.C. near Catholic University of America and Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception. With an expert medical staff of more than 500 providers, Providence is known for its compassionate care and commitment to listening and creating lasting relationships with those it serves. Providence is proud to be member of Ascension, the nation’s largest Catholic and largest nonprofit health system.
Ascension (www.ascension.org) is a faith-based healthcare organization dedicated to transformation through innovation across the continuum of care. As the largest non-profit health system in the U.S. and the world’s largest Catholic health system, Ascension is committed to delivering compassionate, personalized care to all, with special attention to persons living in poverty and those most vulnerable. In FY2016, Ascension provided more than $1.8 billion in care of persons living in poverty and other community benefit programs. Approximately 160,000 associates and 36,000 aligned providers serve in 2,500 sites of care – including 141 hospitals and more than 30 senior living facilities – in 24 states and the District of Columbia as part of Ascension’s Healthcare Division. Through its Solutions Division, Ascension subsidiaries provide a variety of services and solutions including physician practice management, venture capital investing, investment management, biomedical engineering, clinical care management, information services, risk management, and contracting through Ascension’s own group purchasing organization.