The Future of Our Hospitals Without Those Who Started Them

Those who underestimated the nuns as managers “made a mistake,” Sister Mary Jean said, volunteering that many hospital executives with multimillion-dollar salaries were “arrogant” and “overpaid.” Having taken a vow of poverty, Sister Mary Jean worked for free, although SSM paid the Franciscan Sisters of Mary an annual fee — $1.96 million in 2009, according to tax forms — as compensation for their labor. 

– Nuns, a ‘Dying Breed,’ Fade From Leadership Roles at Catholic Hospitals


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