June 19, 2019, Miami, Florida – Sister Jeanne O’Laughlin, OP, is being remembered in South Florida for her dedicated service as President of Barry College – later University – from 1981 to 2004. She was instrumental in increasing enrollment from 1,750 to more than 7,000 and for leading the growth of the school in terms of programs and buildings.
Sister Jeanne was also remembered for her extensive involvement in the Miami-Dade County community and in higher education. She was the first woman to serve on the Orange Bowl Committee, and was involved in Miami’s recovery from Hurricane Andrew; in the homeless crisis both in Florida and in Michigan; and as mediator in the 1999-2000 Elián González custody battle between his father in Cuba and his relatives in Miami. Sister Jeanne’s powerful life and her death at the age of 90 on June 18, 2019, brought extensive coverage on the Barry University website, in The Miami Herald, in The New York Times, Patch.com, and on television stations 4 and 10 in Miami. Sister Jeanne was recently featured on the "Life Well Lived" segment of TODAY.
Sister Jeanne’s Prayer Vigil will be held at 7:00 p.m. Monday, June 24, 2019, in St. Catherine Chapel at the Adrian Dominican Sisters Motherhouse in Adrian, Michigan, and her funeral will take place in St. Catherine Chapel at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, June 25, 2019. Both events will be live streamed. Barry University will also hold a memorial service at a later date. Click here to view Sister Jeanne's obituary.
June 17, 2019, Adrian, Michigan – Why do we need a national health program for all people? That is the question that Johnathon Ross, MD, Associate Professor of Internal Medicine at the University of Toledo, College of Medicine, explores from 6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Monday, June 24, 2019, at Weber Retreat and Conference Center.
Dr. Ross speaks about what he calls the disease of our current health care system and how the massive administrative savings, bargaining power, and increased efficiency of a single-payer system can save money and provide comprehensive care without co-pays, large deductibles, or hidden costs.
A graduate of Cornell University and the Medical College of Ohio at Toledo, Dr. Ross served as a family physician in a small rural community in upstate New York as a member of the National Health Service Corps. He also practiced and taught general internal medicine for 38 years at Mercy St. Vincent Medical Center in Toledo, where he chaired the Department of Internal Medicine and served on the executive committee of its medical staff.
Dr. Ross served on the Ohio State Medical Board, helping to establish the educational requirements and scope of licensed physician assistants in Ohio, and is on the Board of Physicians for a National Health Program.
Dr. Ross’s presentation is free and open to the public. Weber Center is on the campus of the Adrian Dominican Sisters’ Motherhouse, 1257 E. Siena Heights Drive, Adrian. Enter the Eastern-most driveway of the complex and follow the signs to Weber Center.