Sister Claudia Riehl Living a Legacy program honors Kris Grinager

Sister Claudia Riehl Living a Legacy program honors Kris Grinager

Kris Grinager, was recently honored for her commitment to the Benedictine Health System (BHS) Mission and Core Values with the presentation of the 2019 Sister Claudia Riehl Living a Legacy award.

For nearly 20 years, Sister Claudia Riehl, OSB, dedicated endless energy and countless hours of time, as well as her valuable knowledge and expertise, to further the BHS Mission and Core Values across the Benedictine Health System. A member of the Benedictine Sisters of St. Scholastica Monastery, Duluth, Minn., Sister Claudia served as a leader in the BHS mission integration department. Her presence and leadership guided the development of the BHS ministry and made a profound impact on the BHS culture.

In 2011, the Benedictine Health System Foundation (BHSF) launched the Sister Claudia Riehl Living a Legacy associate recognition program to continue Sister Claudia’s efforts and recognize those associates who model her commitment to the Mission and Core Values. One associate is selected annually by each BHS Participating Organization and the BHS corporate offices to be honored March 21, the Feast of St. Benedict.

Kris Grinager, who serves as Wellness Coach at GlenOaks, was selected for this honor because of her attitude, behavior, and commitment to the Values that emulates Sister Claudia’s. She is always thinking of other staff and the residents in making sure they are cared for. She always has a smile on her face and is always willing to help out where there is a need.

“Kris truly lives the BHS Mission and Core Values every day in her work,” said James Ingersoll, Administrator/CEO, GlenOaks. “I see the residents enjoying her presence every day she is here.”

As part of the recognition, Kris Grinager receives a small honorarium from BHS, a specially designed certificate and pin, and their name on the Sister Claudia Riehl Living a Legacy plaque on display in GlenOaks lobby.

GlenOaks is a member of the Benedictine Health System, a nationally recognized Catholic, non-profit long-term care health system based in Duluth, Minn., sponsored by the Benedictine Sisters of St. Scholastica Monastery, Duluth. BHS provides a full spectrum of health and housing services through its short-term care and rehabilitation centers, long-term care centers, assisted and independent housing