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Honoring the Sister Claudia Riehl Living a Legacy Award Recipients


During her tenure with BHS as BHS director of mission integration, Sister Claudia Reihl, OSB, had a profound impact on the integration of the BHS Mission and Core Values throughout the System as well as the development of the unique culture within BHS. There was something special about Sister Claudia and the way she connected with people from all walks of life. Sister Claudia exemplified the BHS Core Values and she was an inspiration to us all.

The Sister Claudia Riehl Living a Legacy program seeks to continue her spirit by recognizing those who reflect her characteristics in their daily work. Recipients are chosen annually for this recognition from the participating organizations and the corporate office.

Congratulations to the 2019 Sister Claudia Riehl Living a Lagacy honorees as they promote the BHS Mission, Vision and Core Values.

Gertrude Kahnplaye, Benedictine Health Center at Innsbruck, New Brighton, Minn.

Angela Vosick, Benedictine Health Center of Minneapolis, Minn.

Lailanie Concepcion, Benedictine Living Center of Garrison, N.D.

Christie Roux, Benedictine Living Community of Ada, Minn.

Jane Moran, Benedictine Living Community of Duluth, Minn.

Victoria Connell, Benedictine Living Community of La Crosse, Wis.

Jessica Jandert, Benedictine Living Community of St. Peter, Minn.

Ann Bonn, Benedictine Living Community of Wahpeton, N.D.

Stephanie Meier, Benedictine Living Community of Wausau, Wis.

Kelly Schiferli, Benedictine Senior Living at Steeple Pointe, Osseo, Minn.

Michael Atkins, Benedictine Health System, Cambridge, Minn.

Gaylisha Cabinett, Cerenity Care Center – Humboldt, St. Paul, Minn.

Rita Johanson, Cerenity Care Center – Marian of Saint Paul, Minn.

Debbie Freudenberg, Cerenity Care Center – White Bear Lake, Minn.

Kris Grinager, Grace Living Community of GlenOaks, New London, Minn.

Michelle Selbrade, Koda Living Community, Owatonna, Minn.

Karlie Grippando, Living Community of St. Joseph, Mo.

Debbie Brue, Madonna Meadows of Rochester, Minn.

Linda Jones, Madonna Towers of Rochester, Minn.

Jimmy Gareiss, Nazareth Living Center, St. Louis, Mo.

Ashley Hewitt, Regina Senior Living, Hastings, Minn.

Bruce Sixty, Saint Anne of Winona, Minn.

Mandy Wegleitner, St. Benedict’s Health Center, Dickinson, N.D.

Kelli Ray, St. Crispin Living Community, Red Wing, Minn.

Alissa VanDoorne, St. Gabriel’s Community, Bismarck, N.D.

Mary Hunt, St. Gertrude’s Health & Rehabilitation Center, Shakopee, Minn.

Lara Sletten, posthumous, St. Michael’s Health & Rehabilitation Center, Virginia, Minn.

Gail Potter, St. Raphael’s Health & Rehabilitation Center, Eveleth, Minn.

Tracy Ulmer, posthumous, St. Rose Care Center, LaMoure, N.D.

Donna Zielazinski, Villa St. Benedict, Lisle, Ill.

Tammy Parkin, Villa St. Vincent, Crookston, Minn.

We look forward to recognizing these honorees at the BHS annual conference, Sept. 24-25, Duluth, Minn.