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health system administrator , nun

Judith Ann Karam, American health system administrator, nun. Member Sisters of Charity (Roman Catholic religious order). Recipient Distinguished Women in Health Care award, Visiting Nurses Association, Cleveland, 2000, Merck award for Excellence in Pharmacology, Pittsburgh, 1972.


Karam, Judith Ann was born on October 16, 1946 in Cleveland. Daughter of David Jacob and Julia Mary (Joseph) Karam.


Student, St. John College, Cleveland, 1967. Bachelor of Science in Pharmacy, Duquesne University, 1972. Master of Science in Hospital and Health Services Administration, Ohio State University, 1979.

Doctor of Humane Letters(honorary), Ursuline College of Cleveland, 2002.


Pharmacy technician St. Vincent Charity Hospital, Cleveland, 1962-1964, clinical pharmacist, 1972-1977. Administrative assistant Childrens Hospital, Columbus, Ohio, 1978-1979. Vice president St. John West Shore Hospital, Westlake, 1979-1984.

President, Chief Executive Officer St. John Hospital, Cleveland, 1984-1988, Timken Mercy Medical Center, Canton, Ohio, 1989-1990. Administrator/general councilor Sisters of Charity, Richfield, 1989-1993. Major superior Sisters of Charity of St. Augustine, 1993-1997.

President, Chief Executive Officer Sisters of Charity of St. Augustine Health Systems, Cleveland, since 1998. Board trustees UHHS/CSAHS-Cuyahoga, Inc., Cleveland, since 1999, CSAHS-UHHS-Canton, Inc., since 1999, University Hospitals Health Systems, Cleveland, since 1999, Sisters of Charity of St. Augustine Health Systems, Cleveland, since 1998, Columbia Hospital Corporation of America Healthcare, Nashville, 1996-1999, others.


  • Member Sisters of Charity (Roman Catholic religious order).


Member Mayor's Health Advisory Group, Cleveland, 1999—2001, United Way Health Advisory Group, Cleveland, since 1999. Trustee Walsh University, Canton, since 1993, American Red Cross, Cleveland, 1992—1994, Detroit Shoreway Community Development, Cleveland, 1984—1988, 1990—1996. Fellow American College Healthcare Executives.

Ohio State University Alumni Society (member graduate program in health services management & policy, distinguished alumna 1998), Rho Chi.


  • Other Interests

    Cleveland indians, walking.


David Jacob Karam

Julia Mary (Joseph) Karam