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Sister Judy Morasci to retire from Mercy Hospital after 26 years of service

Posted at 11:02 AM, Sep 24, 2020
and last updated 2020-09-24 14:08:49-04

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. — After 26 years of service as the Vice President of Mission Integration for Mercy Hospital, Sister Judy Morasci announced that she will retire on Jan. 1, 2021.

On top of working at Mercy Hospital for over two decades, she also served with the Sisters of Mercy for 62 years.

"She has steadfastly advocated for the poor and disenfranchised in our community, and held us all to a higher standard," said Bruce Peters, President and CEO of Mercy Hospitals. "Her impact is felt by all those she has touched, and to say she is beloved by all is a gross understatement. She had an extraordinary influence on Mercy Hospital and our community."

23ABC caught up with Sister Judy back in 2018 during Mercy Week. She told us that there’s no better time than now to remember the values the Sisters of Mercy lived by, including spirituality, community, service, social justice and critical concerns, and works of mercy.

"The gift of giving back is part of what life is,” Sister Judy said back in 2018. "To give to others who don't have as much as we do."