November 29, 2022 – Holy Cross Health in Fort Lauderdale has named Mary Carter Waren, D.Min. as the new Mission Leader responsible for the non-profit hospital’s Mission Integration Essential Services (Ethics, Formation, Mission Leadership, Spiritual Care, and Well-Being of the Ministry Community) and for Mission Integration Fort Lauderdale Community of Service.

Mary Carter Waren

In her new role, Carter Waren will also serve as a member of the Holy Cross executive leadership team, collaborate with Sr. Xiomara Mendez-Hernandez, interim manager of spiritual care, and lead the Fort Lauderdale Community of Service Coordinating Council.

“Mary has had a long relationship with the Holy Cross ministry and our Legacy Program,” said Mark Doyle, president and CEO of Holy Cross Health. “She lives the mission and vision of Holy Cross with compassion and commitment, and we are blessed to have her serving as Mission Leader.”

The Holy Cross Health Legacy Program is dedicated to nurturing the spirituality of associates as well as educating and informing them of what it means to be part of a Catholic healthcare ministry. Carter Waren also was instrumental with Sr. Rita Levasseur, RSM in the establishment of the Legacy Program as a component of Holy Cross Health’s ministry formation offerings.

Carter Waren earned a bachelor’s degree in music and vocal performance from University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh, a master’s degree in pastoral ministries at St. Thomas University and a doctorate in ministry at Barry University. She was founding director of the Center for Peace and Justice at St. Thomas University, serving on the faculty and working there for more than 25 years. Carter Waren also was an adjunct faculty member at University of Dallas, Loyola University New Orleans and Loyola University Chicago.

A resident of Cooper City, Carter Waren was most recently assistant director for the Office of Peace, Justice and Integrity of Creation with the Atlantic Midwest Province of the School Sisters of Notre Dame.

A member of Trinity Health, Fort Lauderdale-based Holy Cross Hospital, dba Holy Cross Health, is a full-service, non-profit, Catholic, teaching hospital operating in the spirit of the Sisters of Mercy. Holy Cross has been recognized for eight Types of Care and ranked #8 in the Miami-Fort Lauderdale metro area in U.S. News and World Report’s 2022-23 Best Hospital rankings. Through strategic collaborations and a commitment to being a person-centered, transforming, healing presence, the 557-bed hospital offers progressive inpatient, outpatient and community outreach services and clinical research trials to serve as our community’s trusted health partner for life. Holy Cross Health also encompasses Holy Cross HealthPlex outpatient facility, urgent care centers and more than 40 Holy Cross Medical Group physician practices. To learn more about Holy Cross Health, visit Connect @holycrossfl.