University Where Sylvania Franciscan Ministers Wins Award for Her Healthcare Leadership Program
Sylvania Franciscan Sister Nancy Linenkugel recently received the Commission on Accreditation of Health Management Education Award for Excellence in Healthcare Leadership Development on behalf of Xavier University in Cincinnati. Sister Nancy chairs Xavier’s Department of Health Services Administration and directs this award-winning graduate program in Health Services Administration.
The award recognizes excellence in graduate healthcare management education within the elite CAHME-accredited programs. Sister Nancy is a 1980 alumna of the Xavier program and has been leading it for the past five years.
“We are thrilled to receive this national recognition,” said Sister Nancy. “Our program was established in 1958 and is one of the oldest programs in the country. We are a practitioner-scholar program that is totally focused on graduates getting jobs in health services administration.”
Prior to joining Xavier University, Sister Nancy served as a councilor and secretary for the Sylvania Franciscan Leadership Team. Earlier ministries include president of Chatfield College in Cincinnati from 2002 to 2008, president and CEO of Providence Hospital and the Providence Health System in Sandusky, Ohio, from 1986 to 2001 and vice president of Support Services for St. John Medical Center in Steubenville, Ohio, from 1980 to 1985. Sister Nancy received her Doctor of Management from the Weatherhead School of Management, Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland in 1999.
Sister Nancy joined the Sisters of St. Francis of Sylvania from Little Flower Parish in Toledo in 1968 and professed her first vows in 1971 and her final vows in 1974.