Saint Joseph Regional Medical Center executive to speak on Catholic health care

Author: Marissa Runkle

Nancy Hellyer

Nancy R. Hellyer, president and chief executive officer of Saint Joseph Regional Medical Center (SJRMC), will speak on “Catholic Ministry in Health Care” on Wednesday (April 8) at the University of Notre Dame.

The lecture, which is free and open to the public, will begin at 7 p.m. in Room 105 of the Jordan Hall of Science.

Hellyer will discuss the ministry of health care in light of Catholic teachings including the differences required under the Religious Directives for Catholic Health Care Services. She will share SJRMC’s history and plans for future ministry to support this community including the latest information on the new SJRMC hospital.

SJRMC is a not-for-profit, multi-hospital health care system located in north central Indiana. SJRMC is constructing a new, world-class, $355 million hospital scheduled to open on Dec. 14.

“The medical and technological innovations at the new Saint Joseph Regional Medical Center will be unlike anything ever seen in healthcare throughout Michiana,” Hellyer said, adding that the new, 633,000-square foot facility will provide even greater opportunities for collaboration between the SJRMC and Notre Dame.

Hellyer earned a bachelor’s degree in nursing from DePauw University and a master’s in business administration from the Keller Graduate School of Management.

The lecture is sponsored by Notre Dame’s College of Science.

Contact: Marissa Runkle, College of Science,, 574-631-4465