Sister Carol Keehan, Dr. Philip Lee and Dr. Herbert Pardes honored


Congratulations to Sister Carol Keehan, Dr. Herbert Pardes and the family of the late Dr. Philip Lee for the trio’s induction into the Health Care Hall of Fame.

Keehan led the Catholic Health Association of the United States, which represents more than 600 member hospitals and 1,600 other care sites, as president and CEO from 2005 to 2019. She has been a strong advocate for a more equitable healthcare system, including through championing the passage of the Affordable Care Act during the Obama administration. 

Pardes was president and CEO of NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital and NewYork-Presbyterian health system from 2000 to 2011, and previously served as dean of Columbia University’s College of Physicians and Surgeons and as the director of the National Institute of Mental Health. Pardes, a psychiatrist, has been a vocal advocate for mental health and academic medicine. He remains executive vice chair of NewYork-Presbyterian’s board of trustees.

Lee held numerous prominent roles in government, policy, advocacy and academia. As U.S. assistant secretary for health and scientific affairs in the Department of Health, Education and Welfare during the Johnson administration, Lee oversaw implementation of the 1965 legislation that created Medicare. He died in 2020 at age 96.

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