December 5, 2019 11:30 am
Sr. Carolyn Capuano H.M.
VP for Mission and Ministry at Mercy Medical Center, Canton
Topic: Ministry Changed Not Ended: The Mercy—St. Paul Square Story
Sister Carolyn Capuano, HM, is vice president of Mission and Ministry Services at Mercy Medical Center. She has an M.S. in Biological Sciences from Cleveland State University with a concentration in bioethics and an M.T.S. in Theology from West Jesuit School of Theology, Cambridge, MA (Boston College STM) with a concentration in spirituality. “At the root of everything is the Gospel and Scriptures,” Sister Carolyn said. “We view our role at Mercy as a ministry of the church.” As part of Mercy’s orientation, Sister Carolyn meets with all new employees to discuss how Catholic health care was developed and to stress the importance of not only knowing, but living Mercy’s mission. “To work here, employees must agree to follow the example of Jesus,” she said, adding that this includes non-Christians and people who don’t identify with a religion. “Even those who aren’t Christian can look at Jesus as a historical figure who was inclusive, welcoming, healing and was a teacher. There are many examples of Jesus doing these things, and we ask people who are part of our Mercy family to live this.”