Sister Bernice Coreil, DC, is the Senior Executive Advisor to the President of Ascension. She previously held a similar position at Ascension Health, an Ascension subsidiary, since its founding in 1999. Her experience in health ministry ranges from Business Manager to Chief Executive Officer, and in Provincial Leadership as Health Councillor and Visitatrix of the Daughters of Charity, West Central Province.
Prior to the formation of Ascension Health, Sr. Bernice served as Senior Vice President for System Integration for the Daughters of Charity National Health System from 1993 to 1999.
She currently serves as a member of several professional organizations, including Diplomat of the American College of Healthcare Executives; Mercy Housing Strategic Health Care Partners; Lifetime Advanced Member, Healthcare Financial Management Association; Ascension Ventures Board; Ascension Information Services Board; and Ascension Investment Management Board.
Sr. Bernice is the recipient of the 1994 Samuel Cardinal Strich Award for Health Affairs, and received the Archbishop John L. May Leadership Award for Distinguished Health Care Ministry from the Archbishop's Commission on Community Health in 1997. Sr. Bernice also received the American College of Healthcare Executives Senior Level Healthcare Executive Regents Award at the 1999 Missouri Hospital Association Convention. In 2003, she received the Lifetime Achievement award from the Catholic Health Association.
Sr. Bernice received a bachelor’s degree in business administration in 1969 from Regis College, Denver, graduating magna cum laude; a master’s degree in healthcare administration in 1972, from George Washington University, Washington, D.C.; and she holds an Honorary Doctorate from Aquinas Institute of Theology, St. Louis.