Nurse-ethicist-professor identifies most of all as healer
Johnny Cox has had many jobs during his lifetime: nurse, ethicist, professor, hospice director, mission leader, health system sponsor. The retired vice president, theology and ethics, for St. Joseph Health System in Orange, California was announced the 2020 winner of CHA's Lifetime Achievement Award for his work as a healer.
"I always sensed a calling to be a healer, primarily from the example of my mother, who was a nurse," said Cox. The retired vice president, theology and ethics, for St. Joseph Health System in Orange, California, continues to serve as chief ethics adviser for the Alliance of Catholic Health Care in Sacramento."