MS Supreme Court Justice David Chandler and Sister Mary Dorothea Sondgeroth, President of St. Dominic Health Services

From Friday’s Clarion Ledger:
Sister Mary Dorothea Sondgeroth announced today that she would retire at the end of the year as president of St. Dominic Health Services.

“Sister Dorothea, after a sabbatical and period of reflection, will maintain an active role in the Dominican Sisters’ mission in Jackson by serving on SDHS’ Governing Board and supporting St. Dominic’s Foundation in continuing to extend its ministry of caring,” a news release said.

Claude W. Harbarger, who is president of St. Dominic-Jackson Memorial Hospital, will lead the group following her departure. Lester K. Diamond will then move up to president of the hospital.

“I have unwavering confidence in Claude and Lester in transitioning St. Dominic’s to lay leadership,” Sister Dorothea said in the statement.