Remembering Sr. Michael Leo Mullaney – Watch a Video of Her Memorial Service


Saint Joseph Hospital

Sr. Michael Leo Mullaney, SCN
Born: Sept. 19, 1922
Called to Eternal Life: Sept. 26, 2018

Celebrating a Life Well-Lived

A memorial service was recently held at Saint Joseph Hospital for Sr. Michael Leo Mullaney, SCN, beloved Saint Joseph Hospital administrator from 1966-1988. Pieces of her autobiography were read and friends and associates shared memories as they celebrated a life well-lived.

Sr. Michael Leo was the last Sister of Charity of Nazareth administrator at Saint Joseph Hospital, serving 22 years (1966-1988) before becoming the president of The Sisters of Charity of Nazareth Healthcare System from 1988-1992. Sister Michael Leo helped contribute to the enhancement of health care across the state. Under her leadership, hospital capacity increased from 285 to 468 beds, making Saint Joseph Hospital the largest hospital at the time in central Kentucky.

Sister Michael Leo was responsible for many hospital innovations, including the first physician-staffed emergency room and the first cardiac intensive care unit in central Kentucky, the first balloon angioplasty program in the state, the first hospital helipad in Lexington, and the first computerized tomography (CT) scan equipment in the state.

Sr. Michael Leo died peacefully at the Nazareth Home in Louisville in the early morning hours on Sept. 26 at the age of 96.

Included below is a link to Sr. Michael Leo’s memorial service. Also included is a shorter video of her autobiography only. To view the videos please click on the link and type in the case sensitive password: kentuckyone.

https://vimeo.com/303138435 full video
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https://vimeo.com/300380770 shorter autobiography video
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