Meet Sr. Doris Gottemoeller

In honor of International Women’s Month, we are proud to honor Sr. Doris Gottemoeller.

Sr. Doris is a member of the Conduit Health Partners and Bon Secours Mercy Health board of directors and vice-chair of Bon Secours Mercy Ministries. In her 61 years of religious life, she has served universities, health systems, seminaries and high schools.

Sr. Doris was the first president of the Sisters of Mercy of the Americas, the Provincial of the Sisters of Mercy of the Cincinnati Province, and president of the Leadership Conference of Women Religious. She also served as a delegate to the International Union of Superiors General and an auditor at the Synod on Consecrated Life.

With Mercy Health, Sr. Doris spearheaded the creation of the hospital system that has evolved into one of the largest in the nation.  She championed the merger of 12 hospitals and 30 other facilities in three states, working for two years to demonstrate to leaders the value of expanding the ministry’s footprint. In 1986, her efforts paid off with the formation of Cincinnati’s Mercy Health, one of the first multi-state hospital systems.  

As a Sister of Mercy, she earned a bachelor’s degree from Edgecliff College as well as a master’s degree in chemistry from the University of Notre Dame. Additionally, she has received a master’s and a doctorate in theology from Fordham University.

Thank you, Sr. Doris, for everything you do for Conduit Health Partners.

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