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WOMEN IN LEADERSHIP Dignity Health WOMEN LEADING THE WAY THEN AND NOW PICTURED ABOVE [L-R]: SISTER BRIDGET MCCARTHY; VICE PRESIDENT, MISSION INTEGRATION, DIGNITY HEALTH | PHYLLIS BALTZ; PRESIDENT, DIGNITY HEALTH METHODIST HOSPITAL OF SACRAMENTO | LAURIE HARTING; SENIOR VICE PRESIDENT, OPERATIONS, DIGNITY HEALTH SACRAMENTO REGION | DR. CANDACE LAWSON; PHYSICIAN ADVISOR FOR CARE COORDINATION, DIGNITY HEALTH METHODIST HOSPITAL OF SACRAMENTO | DR. SARADA MYLAVARAPU; CHIEF MEDICAL OFFICER, DIGNITY HEALTH WOODLAND MEMORIAL HOSPITAL D ignity Health has a long, proud Dignity Health would like to recognize the history of women leaders. With contributions of five particular women the arrival of the Sisters of Mercy leaders. These women serve Dignity Health in 1857, and their subsequent building of and its mission in different capacities, but Sacramento’s first private hospital, Mater all are connected by the powerful mission Misericordiae (Latin for “Mother of Mercy”) of treating everyone with compassion, in 1887, which operated until 1925 when empathy, and kindness: the Sisters opened Mercy General Hospital, women have served as the foundation of the organization. Today, women continue to play key roles in carrying out the original Sisters’ mission – from ensuring the organization remains at the forefront of innovation and technology – to serving everyone who comes through the doors, with special attention to the underserved and disenfranchised. “For more than 160 years, Dignity Health has been caring for our community on the • Phyllis Baltz, president, Dignity Health Methodist Hospital of Sacramento • Laurie Harting, senior vice president, operations, Dignity Health Sacramento Region • Dr. Candace Lawson, physician advisor for care coordination, Dignity Health • Dr. Sarada Mylavarapu, chief medical Memorial Hospital organizational roots are built by strong, resilient women who were called to serve, ” mission integration, Dignity Health regardless of their background, ethnicity Dignity Health Sacramento Region. “Our Senior Vice President, Operations Dignity Health Sacramento Region • Sister Bridget McCarthy, vice president, officer, Dignity Health Woodland senior vice president of operations for the — LAURIE HARTING Methodist Hospital of Sacramento belief that all people deserve medical care or circumstances,” says Laurie Harting, “ I am proud to be one of many women leaders across our organization fulfilling our mission today. These five bold women are among thousands of women leaders across Dignity Health that will help define the future of health care for our region and country. and I’m proud to be one of many women leaders across our organization fulfilling our mission today.” March 2019 | CLIENT PROFILE 25