Sister Clare is shown with Dr. David Herbert, president of the Sierra Sacramento Valley Medical Society
Sister Clare Marie Dalton, RSM, vice president of Mission Integration at Mercy General Hospital, was awarded the Sierra Sacramento Valley Medical Society’s prestigious 2012 Medical Community Service Award at their annual awards and installation dinner on Jan. 17. This award was presented to Sister Clare as a nonphysician community member who has made a significant contribution to a medical or public health issue.
The society noted: Clare’s participation in regional activities benefiting the poor and underserved, her advocacy and her tireless work to ensure that the underserved have access to quality medical care.
Clare has worked to provide quality healthcare in multiple capacities with Dignity Health. She served as a registered nurse at Mercy General Hospital and Mercy Medical Center Redding through the mid-1980s, tending to intensive care and trauma patients. In 1991, she transitioned to director of mission integration at Mercy San Juan Medical Center and later served in a similar capacity at the Dignity Health corporate office in Rancho Cordova, providing spiritual care to employees and managing community outreach programs. Since 2006, Clare has been vice president of mission integration at Mercy General Hospital, managing the chaplain, health ministry, nurse school health and volunteer departments.