Saint Agnes Hospital Foundation appoints new officers to board of directors

Baltimore, Md. – Saint Agnes Hospital Foundation recently added four new members to its board of directors and has two returning members who will serve a three-year term. The Foundation Board is dedicated to providing strategic oversight and governance to the Foundation and supporting its mission to raise funds to support Saint Agnes HealthCare, a member of Ascension, the nation’s largest Catholic and not-for-profit health system.

Among the new board members are Dr. Mary (Tessie) Behrens, past president and current member of the Saint Agnes Medical Staff, and Stephen M. Schaefer, partner at Whiteford Taylor & Preston.

As an accomplished local nephrologist, Dr. Mary T. Behrens brings exceptional clinical expertise to the board and a keen understanding of the needs of the patient population in the communities Saint Agnes serves. She has performed a variety of clinical research and is a seasoned speaker and published author. Behrens earned her bachelor of arts from University of Maryland Baltimore County and her Doctor of Medicine from University of Maryland.

Stephen M. Schaefer has an extensive career focused in nonprofit law. With more than 15 years of experience advising nonprofit organizations on a variety of legal matters, he is well versed in governance, tax, corporate matters, contracts, employment, intellectual property and more. He earned his bachelor of arts and Juris Doctor degree from Villanova University.

Also new to the board are Phil Swanson, vice president and general manager of Canada Dry Potomac Corporation and Richard Trosch, founding partner and former CEO of Next Day Medical, now McKesson Medical-Surgical.

Jeff Sube, vice president of T. Rowe Price Associates and former chairman of the Foundation board and John Singer, M.D. former interim chairman and program director at Saint Agnes Hospital’s department of surgery and former treasurer of the Foundation board, are both returning board members.

About Saint Agnes Foundation

The Saint Agnes Foundation is a nonprofit corporation that raises millions of dollars annually in support of Saint Agnes HealthCare. Its focus is on the strategic expansion of the six centers of excellence, new health programs, campus expansion, supplemental education for healthcare professionals, and leading-edge medical equipment and technology.

About Saint Agnes Healthcare

For more than 150 years, Saint Agnes Healthcare has been dedicated to the art of healing by providing exceptional care to the greater Baltimore area. Saint Agnes Healthcare offers a full range of services on the hospital campus as well as locations and offerings throughout the community. Saint Agnes encompasses Saint Agnes Hospital, a full-service teaching hospital and the first Catholic hospital in Baltimore founded by the Daughters of Charity in 1862; Saint Agnes Medical Group, an extensive network of primary care, pediatric and OB/GYN physicians and specialists in locations throughout Baltimore and Howard County; Seton Imaging Center, offering the most advanced and safe imaging techniques provided by a team of board-certified radiologists; Gibbons Commons, a 32-acre mixed-use community being developed to improve the overall well-being of the community by providing innovative housing solutions, recreational facilities, healthy food options, urban green space, and medical office and administrative space to southwest Baltimore; and Saint Agnes Foundation, a nonprofit organization dedicated to raising money to strategically expand Saint Agnes, support supplemental education for its healthcare professionals, fund cutting-edge medical equipment and provide patient support. Saint Agnes Healthcare is a part of Ascension, the nation’s largest Catholic and not-for-profit health system.

About Ascension

Ascension is a faith-based healthcare organization dedicated to transformation through innovation across the continuum of care. As the largest non-profit health system in the U.S. and the world’s largest Catholic health system, Ascension is committed to delivering compassionate, personalized care to all persons with special attention to those who are struggling the most. In FY2015, Ascension provided $2 billion in care of persons living in poverty and other community benefit programs. More than 150,000 associates and 35,000 affiliated providers serve in 1,900 sites of care – including 131 hospitals and more than 30 senior care facilities – in 24 states and the District of Columbia. In addition to healthcare delivery, Ascension subsidiaries provide a variety of services and solutions including physician practice management, venture capital investing, treasury management, biomedical engineering, clinical care management, information services, risk management, and contracting through Ascension’s own group purchasing organization.

Source: Ascension