Williams Honored With National Award

Williams Honored With National Award(GARDEN CITY, KS) Recently, Doug Williams, D. Med/D. Min, received the Dr. Richard C. Cabot, MD, award. The presentation, held in Jacksonville, FL, is awarded to only one recipient annually and recognizes “Excellence in Clinical Pastoral Education” (CPE). St. Catherine Hospital’s nationally accredited CPE program emphasizes developing pastoral skills and strengths. Clergy, church workers, and other people-centered professionals use this training.

Richard Cabot (1868-1939) pioneered several medical advances and advocated for holistic patient treatment. Noting their needs and improved healing rates, he insisted patients also receive social and spiritual support. He committed to personally paying for those supports until health care facilities caught his vision.

Chaplain Williams directs the CPE program at St. Catherine. He underscores that while the award came to him, recognition goes to the staff and students at St. Catherine. “We certainly work as a unit. It simply would not be a stellar program if it rode on one person’s shoulders,” He continued, “Dedicated contributions by a team earned this recognition.” For more information on the CPE Program, please call 620-272-2512.


About St. Catherine Hospital
St. Catherine Hospital is a Joint Commission-accredited, award winning, regional health care center that provides a full-range of medical specialties and exceptional health care in southwest Kansas. Through affiliations with clinics throughout western Kansas, St Catherine Hospital is expanding services to improve access to both primary and specialty care while enhancing local health care delivery. For more information, please visit St. Catherine Hospital website.

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Cell: 620-805-9959
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