Celebrating Our Sponsorship


Archbishop of St. Louis, The Most Reverend Robert J. Carlson, speaks at the Sponsorship Celebration Monday.

The Most Reverend Robert J. Carlson, Archbishop of St. Louis, compared it to a new creation, a marriage.

He spoke on a warm and sunny Monday morning near the statue of St. Anthony at the medical center, as co-workers of St. Anthony's and Mercy celebrated their coming together to care for the health of their neighbors. Hundreds of people were on hand for the event, which commemorated St. Anthony’s transfer of sponsorship from the St. Louis Archdiocese to Mercy.

"As Catholic ministries we must be ONE in our identity and care for our communities," Archbishop Carlson said.

Mike McCurry, executive vice president and chief operating officer of Mercy, and president of St. Anthony's, remembered the Franciscan Sisters of Germany who began their healing ministry in St. Louis in 1873 and all the men and women who have served alongside them. Sister Mary Roch Rocklage, RSM, Mercy Health Board liaison, recalled the legacy of Catherine McAuley and the Sisters of Mercy and their love for the poor.

"Today we're one, serving in unison the people of South County," said Lynn Britton, president and CEO of Mercy.

Dr. Charles Carey to Lead Heart & Vascular Institute


Dr. Charles Carey, clinical director for St. Anthony’s Heart and Vascular Institute

Dr. Charles Carey has been named clinical director for St. Anthony’s Heart and Vascular Institute.

Dr. Carey, a 14-year veteran of St. Anthony's, will work with the cardiologists, interventional radiologists, cardiac and vascular surgeons, and other physicians on our medical staff to lead efforts related to quality improvement, patient satisfaction,and growth to ensure that our heart and vascular service line thrives. This team of advanced practice providers, registered nurses, and assistants has worked together for many years to exceed patients' expectations of quality, satisfaction and outcomes when they come to St. Anthony’s for heart and vascular care.

Dr. Carey completed his training at the University of Missouri Kansas City and at Washington University School of Medicine.

"Dr. Carey is regarded as a high-quality physician with the requisite leadership qualities it takes to bring physicians and other providers together to achieve the outcomes we expect from the heart and vascular roservice line," St. Anthony's president Mike McCurry said. "Please join me in welcoming Dr. Carey to his new role."