Sister Kathleen McIntyre was born at Little Company of Mary Hospital– the highly respected and compassionate hospital that would later define her life’s work. She grew up on the South Side of Chicago and went to St. Leo Grade School and Mercy High School. In 1956, Sister Kathleen joined the Sisters of Little Company of Mary (L.C.M.), an international congregation founded by Venerable Mary Potter in 1877 in Nottingham, England. In 1893, the Sisters began their ministry in the Chicago area, by caring for the sick and their families in their homes.
Sister Kathleen graduated from the L.C.M. School of Nursing and was then missioned to Little Company of Mary’s sister hospital in Torrance, California where she completed her studies at the University of San Francisco. Sister Kathleen was then assigned to Jasper, Indiana, where she worked in the Nursing School at Vincennes University.
In 1982, Sr. Kathleen came to Little Company of Mary Hospital in Evergreen Park and was appointed to the position of Associate Director for the School of Nursing. Five years later, Sister Kathleen accepted an appointment as President and CEO of Little Company of Mary Hospital and Health Care Centers in Evergreen Park and currently is the Chairperson of the Board of Directors. Sister Kathleen is a champion of programs such as The Heart Connection, a bereavement program for children and our Mobile Medical Program, a service that sends physicians and nurses to care for homebound seniors.
Sister Kathleen is the current Provincial Leader for the American Province of the Little Company of Mary Sisters. She is an untiring leader of the Campus Transformation Project, leading the Little Company of Mary Hospital Board of Directors to approve going forward with the project last October.
“God is calling us to move forward at this time to make this strong investment in our community.”
The West Pavilion tower will be constructed immediately west of the existing Tower Building, and will house 96 private rooms for medical and surgical service patients. Once the West Pavilion is completed, all Little Company of Mary patients will enjoy the comfort of private rooms with private baths. In addition, the Transformation will incorporate the area’s first comprehensive women’s health center-the Women’s Center for Life and Health.
Sister Kathleen enthusiastically supports the Campus Transformation Project, but reminds us that buildings are only bricks and mortar and it is truly the employees and volunteers who give the Hospital its life. She looks toward a future that draws on the experience and spiritual strength of our past, combined with the knowledge and scientific advances that will continue our mission of providing quality and compassionate care.