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St. Joseph’s Nurse Practitioner Awarded with Inaugural Franciscan Award


SYRACUSE – St. Joseph’s Hospital Health Center Nurse Practitioner Carol Rogers was presented with the first annual Partners in Franciscan Ministries Award from the Sisters of St. Francis. The award is given to an employee from each of the Sisters’ sponsored corporations who exemplify key values of the Sisters of St. Francis, including reverence, compassion and justice.

A resident of Liverpool, Rogers was selected for her compassion, intelligence and willingness to go above and beyond to serve her patients and their families. A nurse practitioner at Syracuse Internists for more than 20 years, she has worked tirelessly with Dr. Michael Rutkowski to provide patients with reverent care.

Rogers was presented with the award at St. Joseph’s Board of Trustees meeting on May 14 at the hospital.

St. Joseph’s Hospital Health Center is a non-profit, 431-bed hospital and health care system in Syracuse, New York, providing services to patients in 16 counties in Central New York State. Through prevention programs and the latest diagnostic treatment procedures, St. Joseph's works with patients to achieve optimum long-term health. A 14-time winner of the National Research Corporation Consumer Choice award, St. Joseph’s is affiliated with Franciscan Companies and sponsored by the Sisters of St. Francis.



Carol Rogers, RN, NP, (right) was awarded the first annual Partners in Franciscan Ministries Award from the Sisters of St. Francis. Deborah Welch, vice president for people for St. Joseph’s, presented the award at a Board of Trustees meeting May 14.