The word “community” carries different shades of meaning for many of us. For some, it is the locality or place in which we live, work and play. For others, it is the people who surround and support us in our day-to-day lives. Still others may define it as that ever-changing intangible that binds us all together for a common cause.
In this issue of envision we invite you to take a deeper look at the various communities that make up the larger body of Little Company of Mary Hospital and Healthcare Centers and how they take a vested interest in our shared healthcare ministry. You will meet the Mays, the Schneiders and the Quicks and learn why they have chosen to offer their support by remembering Little Company of Mary Hospital with a gift in their estate plans. You will learn why they treasure their connection to Little Company and the values by which the Sisters have lead for over eighty-five years. You will see how the greater southwest metropolitan community gives of their time and treasure to ensure that Little Company of Mary Hospital’s Comprehensive Breast Health Center continues to offer cutting edge cancer care through the sustaining support of the Beverly Breast Cancer Walk.
We also take this opportunity to present our annual list of donors to again publicly thank all of you who make our mission and healthcare ministry possible through your steadfast support. Without each and every one of you, we would not be who we are as the Greater Company of Mary.
Indeed, we are proud of our rich heritage and our mission of providing excellent Catholic healthcare to our community and beyond. You are remembered daily in the prayers of our LCM Sisters for your unfailing generosity and support. On behalf of all the communities who call Little Company of Mary Hospital their home, we thank you.
Brian T. Lepacek, MDiv
Executive Director, Foundation