On January 25, 2017, members of CHRISTUS Health’s sponsoring congregations, the Sisters of Charity of the Incarnate Word of Houston and of San Antonio and the Sisters of the Holy Family of Nazareth gathered in Christ the Healer Chapel, Irving, Texas to commission CHRISTUS Health’s new System Board Chair, Dr. Arthur Southam.

Sponsors were joined by system board members and CHRISTUS Health senior executive leadership. Outgoing board chair, Richard Clarke, DHA FHFMA, expressed his thankfulness and welcomed new CHRISTUS Health System Board Chair, Arthur Southam, MD to the role.

Congregational leaders from each of CHRISTUS Health’s three sponsoring congregations; Sister Kevina Keating, CCVI (Houston), Sister Tere Maya, C.C.V.I. (San Antonio), and Sister Barbara Jean Wojnicki, CSFN participated in the ceremony to invite God’s blessing on Dr. Southam’s leadership COMMISSIONING OF NEW CHRISTUS HEALTH SYSTEM BOARD CHAIR – ARTHUR SOUTHAM, MD and God’s continued provision for the healthcare ministry.

Dr. Southam concluded the ceremony by thanking the sponsors and asking his fellow CHRISTUS Health board members for their continued support and collaboration.

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