Sister Gretchen Kunz has been in the Brazos Valley for more than 30 years and has impacted healthcare across the region and Friday was her last day with St. Joseph Hospital.
At her retirement party she was praised for her inspirational leadership and through her healing ministry along with the Sisters of St. Francis she grew a small community hospital into a health system serving 13 counties and some 300,000 area residents.
While serving as CEO during the 80's and 90's Sr. Gretchen led a campaign that utilized her fundraising skills and team building skills. Sr. Gretchen says, "Well I think really the successful expansion and the team were all being together, the doctors the board members our team members to make the progress we have made."
Sister Grethen has enjoyed her time her in the Brazos Valley and is returning to Ohio.