Sister Bernice

Sister Bernice Coreil, DC, serves an integral role for Ascension as Senior Executive Advisor to the organization’s president. She brings more than 40 years of leadership experience and has helped guide the organization since its founding as Ascension Health in 1999. Her experience in Catholic health ministry ranges from Business Manager to Chief Executive Officer. 

  • Health Councillor and Visitatrix, Daughters of Charity, West Central Province
  • Senior Vice President, System Integration, Daughters of Charity National Health System
  • George Washington University, Washington, D.C., M.A.
  • Regis College, Denver, B.A.
Awards and Distinctions
  • Recipient, Catholic Health Association Lifetime Achievement Award (2003)
  • Recipient, American College of Healthcare Executives Senior Level Healthcare Executive Regents Award (1999)
  • Recipient, Archbishop’s Commission on Community Health John L. May Leadership Award for Distinguished Health Care Ministry (1997)
  • Recipient, Samuel Cardinal Stritch Award for Health Affairs (1994)
  • Diplomate of the American College of Healthcare Executives
  • Member, Catholic Charities USA
  • Lifetime Advanced Member, Healthcare Financial Management Association
  • Board Member, Ascension Council on Philanthropy, Ascension Ventures, Ascension Information Services, Health City Cayman Islands, Ascension Investment Management
  • Aquinas Institute of Theology, St. Louis, Honorary Doctorate