Catholic health group leader resigns
Sr. Rosemary Sabino has led association 13 years
Mercy Sr. Rosemary Sabino, president and chief executive officer
of the Catholic Health Association of Wisconsin for 13 years, has
resigned, effective Aug. 10.
The Catholic Health Association is made up of Catholic hospitals,
long-term care facilities, and clinics in 52 of Wisconsin's 72
counties. As president, Sr. Sabino has represented 14 Catholic
health care systems and 24 religious congregations, along with
the five Catholic dioceses who supervise or guide these
After 25 years in health care, Sr. Sabino will move to Florida to
take care of her 92-year-old mother.
Sr. Sabino joined the Catholic Health Association of Wisconsin in
1988 after 10 years with Mercy Health Services in Farmington
Hills, Mich., and as executive director of the Mercy Consultation
Center in Dallas, Pa.
The Catholic Health Association of Wisconsin, which is based in
Madison, advocates for various issues affecting Catholic health
facilities, including tax exemption, advance directives,
end-of-life legislation, and stem cell research.
The association has several educational programs that focus on
value-based health care. These include RISEN - a nursing program
used in many Midwest hospitals and nursing homes - and "Medicine
in Search of Meaning" for physicians.
Sr. Sabino served on Cardinal Stritch University Board of
Trustees, Milwaukee, and chaired the Advisory Committee for the
MBA Program in Madison. She also served on committees and task
forces at the University of Wisconsin-Madison and the Medical
College of Wisconsin.
She was on the board of the Wisconsin Association for Biomedical
Research & Education and served on several state agency
committees and task forces dealing with health issues.