Lourdes Health System employee and Mt. Laurel resident Joyce Haag, MPH, BSN, RN, has been selected as the recipient of Lourdes’ 2018 Sister M. Elizabeth Corry, OSF Award.
Haag, a heart failure care transitions nurse with Lourdes Cardiology, was among 32 employees from throughout the health system nominated for demonstrating the core values that are the foundation of Lourdes’ mission, including reverence, commitment to those who are poor, justice, stewardship, integrity, hospitality and joy.
In one nomination letter, Haag was noted for commitment to those who are poor. “As a member of our team, she would visit people’s homes, not just to review medications, but make sure they had food in the house, utility bills were paid, and they had sufficient blankets and clothing for the family. It has been said that true integrity is doing the right thing when no one else is around to know if you did it or not. Joyce does what so many will never know about except those she helped.”
The award is named for Sister. M. Elizabeth Corry, OSF, who served as president of Our Lady of Lourdes Medical Center from 1969-83 and 1987-95. Under her leadership, Lourdes initiated many of the services which the medical center is known for today, including cardiology, organ transplantation, acute physical rehabilitation and maternity care. In 1995, Our Lady of Lourdes Medical Center became the only hospital in the tri-state area to receive the American Hospital Association’s Foster McGaw award for excellence in community service. Sister Elizabeth died in February 2015.