Springfield Dominican Sister Ann Elizabeth Little, a chaplain at St. Dominic Hospital in Jackson, Miss., was among St. Dominic’s employees honored recently with the Franciscan Service Award. Since the Franciscan Service Award was introduced at St. Dominic’s, 17 individuals have been awarded this honor, the highest offered in the Franciscan Missionaries of Our Lady Health System. Sister Ann Elizabeth and five other honorees were able to be present for the recognition ceremony.
Scott Kashman, president and CEO of St. Dominic’s, said “As Sister Karina shared the stories of these honorees, I couldn’t help but notice a common theme among them… they each offer the gifts of listening, making others feel seen and heard, and often going above and beyond in making a difference for their patients and colleagues.”
St. Dominic Health Services was a sponsored institution of the Dominican Sisters of Springfield from its founding in 1946 until 2019, when sponsorship was transferred to the Louisiana-based FMOLHS.