SOURCE: Resurrection Health Care

Resurrection Health Care

March 16, 2010 12:03 ET

Holy Family Medical Center Honors Sister Catherine Ryan, Executive Director of Maryville Academy, With Community Service Award

DES PLAINES, IL--(Marketwire - March 16, 2010) - On Thursday, March 11, Holy Family Medical Center in Des Plaines, IL honored Executive Director of Maryville Academy Sister Catherine M. Ryan, O.S.F., with its first annual C.A.R.E.S. Award, held in the hospital atrium.

The C.A.R.E.S. Award is presented to a community member who has improved the quality of life in Des Plaines by promoting Resurrection Health Care's core values of Compassion, Accountability, Respect, Excellence and Service (C.A.R.E.S.). "Sister Catherine Ryan has been an inspiration to all of us," said John Baird, CEO, Holy Family Medical Center. "We wanted to honor and acknowledge the impact that Sister Cathy has made in Des Plaines."

Sr. Ryan has dedicated her career to juvenile justice. She has been Maryville's executive director since 2004 and helped lead Maryville through a major transition. Sr. Ryan had spent much of her career with the Cook County State's Attorney's Office, where she first served as the Coordinator of the Child Abuse and Neglect unit, and later as Chief of the Juvenile Justice Bureau. Sister Ryan holds a J.D. from Northwestern University School of Law and an MBA from DePaul University.

In her remarks Sister Catherine spoke about the importance offering resources to support and preserve families, both integral to the mission of both Maryville Academy and Holy Family Medical Center.

For more information, contact Kristy Lockhart (773) 951-5282.

About Holy Family Medical Center
Holy Family Medical Center  ( is the only long-term acute care hospital in Illinois with comprehensive outpatient services including an immediate care center, same day surgery, G.I. lab, medical imaging, women's health, sleep disorder treatment, cardiology and physical, occupational and speech therapies. Holy Family specializes in providing care for patients who are critically ill with complex conditions and must be hospitalized an extended period. Referrals can be made by calling 847-813-3330. Holy Family Medical Center is part of Resurrection Health Care, a family of health care services providing advanced medical care and exceptional customer service with compassion and hope. 

About Maryville Academy
Maryville Academy, founded in 1883, is a Catholic childcare agency offering children and families compassionate and exceptional care through a variety of specialized programs and supportive services at nine locations throughout the Chicago area and northern Illinois.

Contact Information

  • Kristy Lockhart
    (773) 951-5282