NEWS RELEASE: James and Kathleen Cahill Charitable Trust Fund of the Princeton Area Community Foundation awards grant to Rev. Father Edmund Aku, Director of Pastral Care, St. Anne’s Nursing Center and Residence
(Feb. 3, 2014, Lauderdale Lakes, FL) The board of trustees of the James and Kathleen Cahill Charitable Trust Fund of the Princeton Area Community Foundation have awarded a grant of $2,000 to support the work of Rev. Father Edmund Aku, director of pastoral care at St. Anne’s Nursing Center and Residence.
During a recent Mass at St. Claire’s parish in North Palm Beach, Father Ed preached for mission cooperation and explained his role as director of pastoral care as well as described the high standard quality and compassionate care delivered as St. Anne’s Nursing Center to the patients, residents and their families. After Mass, Mr. Cahill and his wife, who were in attendance spoke with him and promised to support his mission.
“We are pleased and honored to have the support of the James and Kathleen Cahill Charitable Trust Fund of the Princeton Area Community Foundation. The pastoral care department at each of our facilities works tirelessly, from the heart, to bring spiritual guidance, comfort and strength to all they encounter daily in fulfillment of our mission,” states Sister Jill Bond, VP Mission advancement, Catholic Health Services. “Now Fr. Ed has increased flexibility to reach out in his work.”
Located in the Catholic Health Services South Campus, St. Anne’s Nursing Center has been serving the needs of the community for over 20 years and is recognized as a leader in quality care, medical excellence and personalized attention. St. Anne’s is unique in that it provides a campus atmosphere including a 220-bed facility, offering 24-hour full service sub-acute, skilled nursing, long term care, in and out-patient rehabilitation services, specialized orthopedic, cardiac and neurological rehab programs, assisted living and Rehabilitation Hospital outpatient clinic in one setting.
Catholic Health Services is a ministry of the Archdiocese of Miami and the largest post-acute provider in the southeast United States. We provide a full continuum of healthcare and social services to the southeast Florida community. We serve more than 6,000 people on a daily basis with over 7,500 new patients per year and operate 30 facilities in Broward and Miami-Dade counties. For additional information, www.catholichealthservices.org ###