Rev. Kathie Bender Schwich

Rev. Kathie Bender Schwich

Advocate Aurora Health chief spiritual officer

Bender Schwich is responsible for chaplaincy, pastoral education, church affiliations, environmental affairs, and sustainability and ethics at Advocate Aurora. She leads staff well-being across the system. She has been with Advocate Health Care for over a decade and has more than 30 years of experience in spiritual care and executive leadership. Bender Schwich is a graduate of the Harvard Kennedy School’s Women in Leadership program, holds graduate certificates in health care management and patient experience leadership and is a fellow in the American College of Healthcare Executives.

Keeping sustainability front and center

Hear from health care and business leaders why sustainability is important from a mission and business perspective, how to prioritize it among competing initiatives, and how sustainability is intimately connected to building community health, wealth, and resilience. Each speaker will share: How their organization came to realize the sustainability imperative and how the commitment plays […]