Long-time Educator Sr. Betty MacDougall Retires from Our Lady of Peace

9/20/2012

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After 24 years of service to the children at Our Lady of Peace, Sister Betty MacDougall, Sisters of Charity of Nazareth, will celebrate her retirement on September 21, 2012. 
Sr. Betty is the last Sister of Charity serving at Our Lady of Peace.

A lifelong educator, Sr. Betty became principal of the school that was established as part of the youth treatment program at Our Lady of Peace in 1988. One year later, the program became part of Jefferson County Public Schools and Sr. Betty moved into the role of liaison between Our Lady of Peace and JCPS.  At the time, the school had approximately 50 students.

Today, more than 50 JCPS staff work with children at Our Lady of Peace in 25 classrooms to provide ongoing education so that the children can continue their studies while receiving treatment. Peace Academy has been designated as a Best Practice Site by the Kentucky Department of Education.

What:   Retirement Celebration for Sr. Betty MacDougall

When:  Friday, September 21, 2012
             2  p.m.

Where: Our Lady of Peace, Lourdes Conference Room
              2020 Newburg Road

Opportunities:
• Interviews with Sr. Betty MacDougall
• Interviews with Jennifer Nolan, president and CEO, Our Lady of Peace
• B-roll of Sr. Betty as she celebrates her retirement with her colleagues and friends

About Our Lady of Peace
Our Lady of Peace, a part of KentuckyOne Health, is a private, not-for-profit psychiatric hospital in Louisville, Ky.  The hospital was originally founded in 1951 by the Sisters of Charity of Nazareth and is currently operating 261 beds, one of the largest in the nation. The Children’s Peace Center at Our Lady of Peace is the largest and most comprehensive private provider of child/adolescent inpatient psychiatric care in the country.  Our Lady of Peace operates a full continuum of psychiatric services for patients from young children to seniors.  There are specialty programs for children and adolescents who have complex treatment needs, such as intellectual or developmental disabilities; forensic issues; and/or co-occurring substance abuse.  Patients come to Peace from all over Kentucky and the surrounding region, visit www.ourladyofpeacelouisville.org.

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