Karen Bell receives Mother Joseph Award

Karen Bell, a pioneer in the hospice movement in Oregon state, received the 2007 Mother Joseph Award at a reception November 30 at Providence Portland Medical Center. (See related story in the winter issue of Caritas.)

Sr. Karen Bell receives award
Charlotte Van Dyke, SP, (left) presents the Mother Joseph Award to Karen Bell on behalf of the Leadership Team and the Sisters of Providence, Mother Joseph Province

Ryan Bell
Karen’s son, Ryan Bell, M.D., gave a moving tribute to his mother.
Sr. Karen with friends
Karen is flanked by Gelene Steduler (left), founder of the St. Vincent Home Health agency in 1978, and Cheryl Olson, current director of the Providence Home Services Home Health agency.

Sr. Karen with Jerry Hunter
Karen Bell, 2007 Mother Joseph Award recipient, with one of her nominators, Jerry Hunter, Providence Home & Community Services administrator.