Hollis Evans has received Lourdes Health System’s 2017 Sister M. Elizabeth Corry, OSF Award. The annual award is the highest honor bestowed upon a Lourdes Health System employee and is named after the former president of Our Lady of Lourdes Medical Center in Camden. A licensed clinical social worker with the mental health unit at Lourdes Medical Center of Burlington County, New Jersey, Hollis was among 16 employees from throughout the health system nominated for demonstrating the core value of stewardship. A former hospital administrator, he joined Lourdes in 2007, and cares for patients who not only suffer from mental illness and drug/alcohol abuse, but also financial hardships as well. In his nomination, Hollis was cited for helping a patient with mental illness and alcoholism who was admitted to the mental health unit after 50 emergency room visits. He also is noted for going on his own time to pick up patients’ belonging from shelters and motel rooms, obtaining medication and using his own money to pay for transportation, food, clothing and other patient needs.
Following his 1983 graduation from Wabash, Hollis earned a MSW from the University of Pennsylvania in 1985.