Rockville Centre, NY – Each year, Catholic Health Services (CHS) seeks nominations from its staff for the system’s Patrick J. Scollard Award for Leadership. This year’s winner of CHS’s highest honor is Patricia Fogarty, division director for CHS’s Maryhaven Center of Hope, where she has been on staff for more than 35 years. Chosen from among colleagues across CHS, Fogarty was recognized at the system’s 10th annual leadership conference, held at the DeMatteis Center in Greenvale.
“Patricia is committed to the organization and to helping people. She has been described by her colleagues as someone who makes people feel important, significantly valued and appreciated,” said CHS President and Chief Executive Officer Alan Guerci, MD. He added, “Patricia embraces the demand for new, original programs and has helped oversee the expansion of quality programs with unfailing enthusiasm. As such, she is a well-known and respected innovator among colleagues in other agencies and New York state.”
A lifelong resident of Huntington, Fogarty is a certified rehabilitation counselor and licensed mental health counselor. She is a member of the Long Island Behavioral Health Coalition and the New York State Rehabilitation Association, Inc. A parishioner at St. Patrick Church in Huntington, Fogarty and her husband, John, assist with Pre-Cana marriage preparation. Also, she is a member of the Parish Financial Committee, a Eucharistic Minister and team captain for the Huntington Interfaith Homeless Initiative.
One of the two leading finalists for the Patrick J. Scollard Award is Arlene Costello, RN, director, Maternal Child Nursing Services at Good Samaritan Hospital Medical Center. For more than 30 years, Costello has demonstrated true leadership and vision. Her steady guidance and mentorship have consistently enhanced patient outcomes. The retired captain, Nurse Corps, U.S. Navy Reserve, supported a team-building initiative that enhanced communication throughout Good Samaritan’s maternity services. Costello lives in Mastic with her husband, Tommy.
The other leading finalist for this notable honor is St. Catherine of Siena Medical Center’s Infection Control Coordinator Bonnie Morales, RN. Morales, who has been with the hospital since 1983, researches and attends local and statewide meetings, in addition to those organized by CHS, and then develops successful programs. She will graduate in May 2014 from St. Joseph’s College in Patchogue with an MBA in health care management. Morales lives in Selden with her husband, Frank, and has two sons, Kristofer and Brandon.
(L-R) CHS’s Chairman of the Board Richard J.J. Sullivan, Jr., Scollard finalist Arlene Costello, RN, Maryhaven Center of Hope President and CEO Lewis Grossman, Scollard finalist Bonnie Morales, RN, President and CEO Alan Guerci, MD, Scollard winner Patricia Fogarty, Good Samaritan Executive Vice President and Chief Administrative Officer Nancy Simmons, St. Catherine Executive Vice President and Chief Administrative Officer Paul J. Rowland, former president and CEO of CHS and St. Francis Patrick J. Scollard.