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Kokomo Tribune (Newspaper) - January 23, 1994, Kokomo, Indiana Kokomo Western win conference Sports Vol MO Kokomo nd TRIBUNE Sunday Jan St Josephs will change By JULIE McCLURE Tribune Ideal area editor Sisters of Saint Joseph of Tipton will transfer responsibility for the ongoing operation and Catholic sponsorship of Saint Joseph Hos pital Health Center to the Daughters of Charity effective Julyl The Sisters of Saint Joseph are enormously proud of our health care ministry in said Sister Veronica Baumgarrner president of the Sisters of Saint Joseph But we are a small dioce san congregation of fewer than 60 sisters The number declines each year and the average age of the Sisters We recognized some time ago that Catholic spon sorship of the hospital by the Sis ters or Saint Joseph could not con tinue The hospital will become a full member of the Daughters of Char ity National Health System East Central region which is one of four regions that make up the Daughters of Charity National Health Systeht The Daughters of Charity are headquartered in EvansviJle and sponsor 19 health care facilities in six states The Daughters of Charity govern and operate four other Indiana hospi tals including Saint Vincent Hos pital and Health Care Center in Indianapolis Saint Vincent Hospi tal in Marys Hospital in Evarisville arid Warrick Hospi tal in Boonville Saint Joseph affiliated with the Daughters of Charity three years ago We felt it was important to have a courtship before taking such a big step said Sister M Martin r Joseph Hospital Health Center presi dent Affiliation provided us a period of preparation for the tran sition in sponsorship a time for our board medical manage ment associates and qf course the Sisters to get to know people in the system and gain a evel of comfort with pur new the Sisters of Saint Joseph realized eight to 10 years ago it was not enough tp be a strong autonomous hospital that they Would need the strength of a group of hospitals The governing board of the hos pital made up of seven local busi nessmen four members of the Sis Related stories The history of Saint Joseph Hospital Health Center includes more than a century of twists and turns Page 3 The Daughters of Charity are the largest nonprofit health care system in the United States Hospitals are networking together to ensure their sur vival in the 90s Page 8 ters of Saint Joseph and one mem ber of the Daughters of Charity will remain the same The hospi tals administration will remain the same McEntee said the decision pro vides stability for the hospital Advantages for the change in sponsorship include the opportu nity for management to network Within the system and to join the largest health care purchasing cooperative in the country which allowed Saint Joseph tq save more than last year Chief executive officers at Daughters of Charity hospitals compare data and ideas on plan and marketing McEntee said As an example she said Saint Joseph is a major employer in Kokomo and one of the nospi talsconcerns is health care for its employees Hospitals within the Daughters qf Charity network can share facts about health care plans offered at other hospitals McEntee said the process of identifying a new Catholic spon sor began with the recognition that Saint Joseph would someday need the leadership of a larger Catholic congregation It was most important to she said that we find a congre gation to continue the hospital as a healing ministry of the Catholic Church just as the Sisters of Saint Joseph have done during their 80 year health care ministry At the same time we looked for a spon sor with extensive health care experience a traditiqn of commu nity service and the economic strength to sustain its leadership of the hospitalwell into the future The Daughters of Charity with over 360 years of experience in sponsoring health care institu tions certainly meets our crite 1944 Wildcats honored Six members of Kokomo High Schools 1944 state runnerup basketball team leftright Harry McCool Bob Lang Wendell Maupin Gene Turner Jim Fisher and Chuck Farrington and assistant coach Russ Brattpn were saluted during a pregame introduction before Kokomos win at Memorial Gym Saturday The famed LSMFT John Leslie Tom Schwartz Walt McFatridge Farrington and Turner team coached by Ralph King was the inspiration for author John R Tunisbook Yea Tribune photo by Anne Farrar Inside todays Tribune Local Eastern Schools Superinten dent Lindan B Hill will travel to Germany to learn about the countrys schools Page 3 Classified Dear Local News of Welfare cycle broken Lynette Fairrell has regained her selfworth Bally for life More than 100 county residents gathered In Iront 0f the Howard County Courthouse on Sanctity UteBilly sporv sored by Howard Jaunty Right to Life Inc Kokomo Mary Jane Morris left right and Linda Smith and Greentown resi dent OHpria were apang those participating Saturday marked anniversary of the Supreme Wade decision About 200 antiabprtlon pro testers Knelt outside the White House to pray for President Clinton his wife and adminis tration officials Tribune photo by By CATHARINE FERNANDO Tribune staff writer When she graduated from Indi ana UniversityKokomo in 1991 Lynette Farrell said she regained her selfworth and her confidence Last week in his Stateofthe State address Gov Evan Bayh paid tribute to the single parents successful battle in escaping the vicious cycle of the welfare system and making a name for herself pulled herself up by her bootstraps got an education a job now works with me as an assistant to the Bayh said Although Farrell 39 hails from she regards Kokomo as her home I dont have any family in Kokomo but thats where my friends are thats where my sup port system she said Having been dependent on state assistance for 10 years she is now brutally frank in her assessment of her former life I had no she said not even youth I had no real skills no education I just gave up I was very comfortable and it was easy to just continue that Although it was easy You reach a point where you are npt real proud of she said In Bayhs proposal for welfare reform the governor advocates that welfare benefits be limited to two years for all recipients with access to education and job train ing Farrell said she fujly supported the governor on that Ten years was too long to be like that Much too long I only see that now If you really want to get Lynette Farrell Related stories Finding jobs Welfare reform Page 2 out you can do it What pulled me away was the IMPACT She was referring to the Howard County Indiana Manpower Com prehensive Training program funded by federal and state monies a division of Indiana Family and Social Services According to Bayh in 1993 welfare recipients were placed after receiving education and training in the program However several hundred also had their benefits cut or eliminat ed entirely because they refused training or a job They IMPACT told me I had the intelligence to go back to school ana get off Far rell So she enrolled at IUK and after five years graduated with honors and a degree in social and behavioral sciences She also won a oneyear fellowship program as one of 10 statesponsored Gover nors Fellows I had so many people in the city of Kokomo convince me I could do it Chancellor Emita Hill of IUK was very support ive Then there was Mayor Robert Sargent and rive assistant Nanette Sargent described Farrell as Ive known her a long time I know of her struggle and I know of her strength diligence and per severance to get where she is he said Bowling concurred I admire Lynette Farrell tremendously She could be a role model for anyone She had some difficulties in her life but through her intelligence and her own drive to succeed she has done just she said Upon completion of the fellow ship program in 1992 Farrell was offered a position on the gover nors staff as special assistant to the governor in the department of Health and Family Services She feels that having gone through the system she is ideally positioned for the job Im very good at what I she said confidently Farrell is now enrolled at Indi ana UniversityPurdue University at Indianapolis for a masters decree in public affairs But she visits friends in Kokomo frequent ly It keeps me balanced Besides Kokomo is my Fire kills 24 in Argentina 1 BUENOS AJRES Argentina least 24 people many of them teenagers training to be firefighters died Saturday after they were trapped in a brush fire in southern Argentina authorities said Two people were missing Thegroup was caught in high griass by rapidly shifting winds sparsely pppujlated area in ChuJmt regional fire official Antonio Arce told The Associated Press We had lost radio contact with Arce said in a telephone interview The last thing we heard from them was Were sur rounded by When we finally in we found the Carlos Maestro the provincial governpr told Argentine news agencies that 24 bodies had been recovered and two people were missing He said the victims had been suffocated by the smoke and Fire official Jorge Laportilla ear lier said there were victims all of them 14 tp 17yearold stu dents at provincial firefighters schppl Three of them were they werent at the front line but they were trapped when the wind Lapor tilla said Provincial Judge Jprge iuque ordered police and fire depart ments not to release further details on the fire pending an investigation Authorities evacuated some res idents of Chubut 925 miles kilometers south of Buenos Aires Arce said No towns were threat ened The fire miles 10 kilome ters wide and 26 miles 40 Kilo meters long was spreading Sat urday because of the dry climate and constantly changing winds Arce Parts of Rpute been closed near Puerto JQ6 mites kms south r Jf ;