St. Vincent Healthcare Foundation

2014 Honored Saint

Jim and Lin Roscoe

A Legacy Of Service

When one reviews St. Vincent Healthcare’s history over the past 30 years, it is evident that Jim and Lin Roscoe’s devotion to the hospital runs deep.

Roscoe_Jim and Lin (3)Jim’s first stint on the St. Vincent Healthcare Board of Directors was in 1992: he went on to serve multiple terms totaling 14 years. Although Jim served on many governing committees, he has stated that he is "more energized by the St. Vincent Healthcare mission than by finances or operations." In 2011, Jim was invited as one of the initial five Sponsors’ Council members of the newly formed Leaven Ministries and is helping assure that the Sisters of Charity mission remains at the heart of St. Vincent Healthcare.

Lin, a registered nurse, worked many nursing positions, including emergency and mother/newborn and later, her career transitioned to service as a volunteer nurse, dedicating 16 years to the Catholic school system. In recent years, Lin has been a source of comfort to SVH patients as a parish visitor on behalf of St. Pius X Parish. On a spiritual journey with no end and a boundless capacity for love and compassion, Lin is now enrolled through St. Vincent Healthcare in the Clinical Pastoral Education program. St. Vincent Healthcare chaplain Terry Hollister said, "Lin is a woman of great faith and significant self-insight. She is continuing to find ways to stretch herself and serve."

As champions for patients, Jim and Lin were keenly aware of 3 Fortin’s dated facility and in February 2014 brought the need to re-build and refurbish the Medical-Surgical Center to the forefront with a lead charitable commitment of $345,000. Their gift will combine with the funds raised tonight to create a peaceful and dignified environment for patients who are battling cancer and other illnesses. We are honored to recognize Jim and Lin Roscoe, who together exemplify a love of humanity (the definition of philanthropy) as our Honored SAINT of 2014.

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