Franciscan Health: Missioning Ceremony Welcomes New Hospital Leader

Franciscan-Health-Missioning-Ceremony-Welcomes-New-Hospital-Leader-2016Patrick Maloney, new president and chief executive officer of Franciscan Health Dyer, Hammond and Munster, shares a light moment with Sister Jane Marie Klein, chairwoman of the Franciscan Alliance Board of Trustees, during a Missioning Ceremony conducted in Maloney’s honor on Nov. 16 in the packed Hammond campus chapel.

The ceremony officially recognized and installed Maloney in his new roles. Sister Jane Marie presided over the program, during which Maloney vowed to uphold the Franciscan Alliance values and mission. He also received from Sister Jane Marie numerous symbols of that mission, including a San Damiano crucifix, Franciscan Alliance’s articles and bylaws, the day’s roster of patients, a clock that represented the time and energy involved in fulfilling his mission; and a lighted candle that symbolized Christ’s healing ministry. Prayers accompanied each presentation of the symbols.