Johnson is culture of philanthropy honoree
ESCANABA — OSF HealthCare St. Francis Hospital & Medical Group announce Dr. Kim Johnson has been named as the Northern Region Culture of Philanthropy Honoree for OSF HealthCare Foundation.
The Culture of Philanthropy Celebration recognizes one person from each of the four geographical regions of OSF HealthCare and one of the four honorees is awarded The Pearl Award. The distinguished award began with Dr. Rick Pearl of Peoria, Ill., who understood what it meant to engage a family beyond the role of a patient and began a relationship that blossomed into a visionary friendship. This vision grew to one of the greatest collaborations of the OSF HealthCare community with a global impact, the Jump Trading Simulation and Education Center. This collaboration impacts the Delta County community in the space of education, training, population health management and bringing new and innovative technology to those that OSF HealthCare serves.
“The Culture of Philanthropy is deeper than supporting a charity. It is an understanding of the impact one can make through sharing a vision and embracing a partnership with our patients, families and the OSF Healthcare Foundation. By fostering a Culture of Philanthropy, our Mission Partners provide instrumental support of the Sister’s Mission to serve with the greatest care and love,” said Jean Arvan of OSF Foundation.
Dr. Johnson joined OSF HealthCare in 2008 as an obstetrician and gynecologist in the OSF St. Francis Women’s Center. Over the past 10 years she has become a strong leader, dedicated to the Sisters’ mission of serving with the greatest care and love. Since 2008 she has been involved in and led many projects and initiatives within OSF HealthCare. Dr. Johnson has played an active role in the Physician Governance Council, OSF HealthCare Obstetric Collaborative, OSF Transformational Leader Program, and the Ministry Leadership Formation Program. She served as the Vice President of Medical Staff Services for three years and currently serves as the operational leader for the OSF HealthCare Medical Group in Escanaba as the Director of Physician Practices, in addition to maintaining her practice as an OB/GYN in the OSF St. Francis Women’s Center. She was a founding member of the OSF Women in Philanthropy Group and is a significant supporter of OSF St. Francis events, such as the annual Heart of Gold Dinner and Going for the Green Golf Outing.
“I am truly humbled to have been selected for this honor. The expression of care and love for our community is the true expression of philanthropy that is seen throughout OSF HealthCare and St. Francis Hospital & Medical Group. I am proud to be a part of this family,” Dr. Johnson said of her recognition.