Mercy Sister Susan Vickers honored

June 16, 2015

Catholic San Francisco

Mercy Sister Susan Vickers was honored May 14 with the Environmental Health Hero Award by Health Care Without Harm. The award was presented at a CleanMed Conference in Portland, Oregon. Sister Susan is vice president for corporate responsibility with Dignity Health.

Honored for “her years of advocating sustainable and environmentally sound practices for hospitals” she has led Dignity forward “in conservation of resources, reduction of waste and reuse and recycling programs,” the Mercy Sisters said.

Sister Susan saw that hospitals were making people sick through their disposing of products containing mercury and dioxin.

“We rush in to restore health after people have become sick and we don’t put enough emphasis on preventing people from getting sick in the first place,” Sister Susan said.

Sister Susan was born in San Francisco is a graduate of Our Lady of Angels School, Burlingame, where later she served as principal, and Mercy High School, Burlingame. She entered the Sisters of Mercy in 1961.

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