NEW YORK: Edward Cardinal Egan, Archbishop of New York, recently appointed Marymount College of Fordham University Provost Mary Ann Quaranta, D.S.W., to the Sponsor Council of the Catholic Health Care System (CHCS). “Changes in the health care industry have been significant in the past several years, and the impact upon Catholic-sponsored facilities here in the Archdiocese and elsewhere has been great,” wrote Cardinal Egan in Quaranta’s letter of appointment. “This has necessitated a new approach in how our facilities both structure and deliver health care.” CHCS consists of hospitals, nursing homes and affiliated health care providers committed to upholding the proud tradition of the Catholic health care ministry in New York by offering mission-driven health care services to diocesan communities. For more than a year, Karl P. Adler, M.D., the archbishop’s delegate for health care, has sought recommendations from committees analyzing finance and debt structure and the organization and governance of diocesan facilities. In her new capacity, Quaranta will draw from her years of experience in the social service field to provide counsel and support to those diocesan initiatives targeted at strengthening the Catholic health care ministry.