Fr. Myles Sheehan, SJ, Receives Excellence in Ethics Award

Fr. Myles Sheehan, SJ, was awarded the Father Lawrence Dunklee Excellence in Ethics Award for deepening the connection between the Catholic Church and the ministry of health care in the field of ethics.

Fr. Myles Sheehan, SJ, was awarded the Father Lawrence Dunklee Excellence in Ethics Award for deepening the connection between the Catholic Church and the ministry of health care in the field of ethics.

On Oct. 28, V. Rev. Myles Sheehan, SJ, provincial of the New England province was awarded the third-annual Father Lawrence Dunklee Excellence in Ethics Award from Sacred Heart Hospital, in Eau Claire, Wis.

The award was presented by His Eminence Cardinal Francis George, OMI, archbishop of Chicago, at Sacred Heart’s 2014 Excellence in Ethics Symposium. It is named after the late Fr. Dunklee, who was founder of the hospital’s Center for Spiritual Care, and recognizes individuals who have deepened the connection between the Catholic Church and the ministry of health care in the field of ethics.

A former instructor in medicine at Harvard Medical School and attending physician and director of geriatric consultation services at Beth Israel Hospital, Fr. Sheehan was named one of Chicago’s top doctors yearly from 2002-2010. Additionally, he is a member of the board of trustees of the Catholic Health Association.

In 2009, he was named provincial of the New England province. In this role, he has maintained ministry in health care related areas, including caring for aged and infirm Jesuits living in Campion Center and appearing on ministered to aged and infirm Jesuits and hosting “Aging Gracefully,” a miniseries that addressed the needs of the elderly, which aired on CatholicTV.

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