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Published on September 30, 2016

Saint Mary’s Hospital Wins National Spirit of Women Award

WATERBURY, Conn. (September 30, 2016) ─ Saint Mary’s Hospital was selected as the recipient of the national 2016 Gallery of Pride Award at the Spirit of Women National Executive Meeting held in Miami. Of 107 Spirit member hospitals, 50 submitted entries for this year’s award. Saint Mary’s Hospital was selected by the Spirit Executive Team as one of five finalists. Barbara White, Marketing Manager, and Kathryn Walker, Community Outreach and Project Coordinator, presented at the conference, where Saint Mary’s was chosen as the winner by the Spirit members in attendance.

Photo of Saint Mary's Spirit of Women team membersSince it was established in 2015, Saint Mary’s Spirit of Women network has exceeded expectations, growing to 1,500 members representing 71 towns, attracting more than 2,319 attendees to its seven sold-out events, spotlighting more than 15 service lines and 60 physicians, and engaging its audience through monthly radio programs resulting in more than 427 podcast listens.

The next Saint Mary’s Hospital Spirit of Women event is “Tame Type II,” which will focus on the prevention and treatment of Type II Diabetes. It will be held Thursday, November 10 from 5:30 to 8pm at Naugatuck Valley Community College. For more information visit and click on “Spirit of Women.”

Caption: Saint Mary’s Hospital Marketing Team and Spirit of Women Advisory Panel members include (left to right): Robin Sills, RN, Physician Liaison, Barbara White, MHA, Marketing Manager, Kathryn Walker, Community Outreach and Project Coordinator, Jennifer Clement, Corporate Communications Specialist, and Patti Spillane, Graphic Designer.


About Saint Mary’s Hospital

Saint Mary’s Hospital is an acute care community teaching hospital that has served Greater Waterbury since 1909 and is now a member of Trinity Health – New England. Licensed for 347 beds, Saint Mary’s is designated as a Level II Trauma Center, offers award-winning cardiac and stroke care and houses the region’s only pediatric emergency care unit. As the leading provider of surgical services in Greater Waterbury, Saint Mary’s was the first to introduce the daVinci® Robotic Surgery System. The hospital’s satellites and affiliates extend from Waterbury to Wolcott, Cheshire, Naugatuck, Southbury, Prospect and Watertown. Visit for more information and follow us on Facebook at SaintMarysHospitalCT, Instagram and Twitter at @SaintMarysCT.


About Trinity Health - New England

Trinity Health - New England is an integrated nonprofit health care delivery system formed in 2015 and is a member of Trinity Health located in Livonia, MI, one of the largest multi-institutional Catholic health care delivery systems in the nation. Trinity Health - New England is comprised of Saint Francis Hospital and Medical Center and Mount Sinai Rehabilitation Hospital in Hartford, Connecticut; Johnson Memorial Medical Center, Johnson Memorial Hospital, and Johnson Health Care and Home & Community Health Services in Stafford Springs, Connecticut; and The Sisters of Providence Health System, which includes Mercy Medical Center in Springfield, Massachusetts; Providence Behavioral Health Hospital in Holyoke, Massachusetts; Weldon Rehabilitation Hospital, Springfield, Massachusetts; Brightside for Families and Children; and Mercy Continuing Care Network that includes Mercy Homecare, Mercy Hospice and Mercy LIFE.

Media Contact

Jennifer Clement
Corporate Communications Specialist

(203) 709-6240