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Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Franciscan Alliance selects new director to help lead health system’s Ethics Programming

MISHAWAKA, Indiana – Jillian J. Boerstler has been appointed Director of Ethics Programming for Franciscan Alliance.

In that role, she will assist Franciscan Alliance Corporate Ethicist Father Michael Place, in building a stronger system-wide ethics program for Franciscan Alliance. She also will oversee the Franciscan Leadership Enhancement Program.

Boerstler has served as Administrative Director for Imaging for Franciscan St. Francis Health, a division of Franciscan Alliance, since 2013. Before that assignment, she was manager over clinical operations at Franciscan St. James Health and has also served as a corporate buyer and contract analyst for Franciscan.
Certified in Catholic Healthcare Ethics and Healthcare Leadership-Disaster Preparedness, Boerstler was an honors graduate at Saint. Mary’s College (Notre Dame, IN) and received her undergraduate degree in philosophy and theology. She later earned a Master’s of Public Affairs in health care administration at Indiana University.
Boerstler is completing a Master’s in Theology this spring, with concentration in Catholic bioethics, at Holy Apostles Seminary (Connecticut).
She is a member of Pi Alpha Alpha (National Honor Society for Public Administration) and Theta Alpha Kappa (National Honor Society for Religious Studies) and holds a Green Belt in Lean Six Sigma, a set of tools and strategies for process improvement.
Boerstler is a member of the American College of Healthcare Executives, Indiana Healthcare Executive Network, Indianapolis Alumnae board for Saint Mary’s College, and active in other church and community activities.