College of Saint Elizabeth alumna, Sister Patricia Codey, S.C., Esq., has been named president of Catholic HealthCare Partnership of New Jersey, the Princeton-based statewide coalition of Catholic healthcare leaders in the Garden State.
In her new position, Sister Codey’s top priority is healthcare advocacy that brings about systemic change for those in need. She said she would look to enrich the group’s efforts as a healing mission of Jesus Christ through the health ministry of the Catholic Church.
Said Sister Codey, “My focus will be advocacy, education, and information through the lens of a woman religious, a civil lawyer, a Gospel woman who recalls the message of Jesus who healed the downhearted, who gathered all to sit at the at the table and share that which was most important to them in their lives.”
After graduating from the College of Saint Elizabeth in 1977 with a Bachelor of Arts in elementary education, Sister Codey entered the Sisters of Charity of Saint Elizabeth the following year. She went on to earn her law degree with distinction from City University of New York Law School, Queens, New York in 1988.
Sister Codey worked as a senior associate attorney at Seeger Weiss LLP. She also served as an assistant federal defender in Newark for nine years, representing indigent individuals.
Over the years, she had served on numerous boards which list includes Seton Hall University Advisory Board, Archdiocese of Newark response Team, and Seton Hall Law School Red Mass Committee.
The Catholic HealthCare Partnership of New Jersey represents the 12 Catholic hospitals in New Jersey, which includes Trinitas Regional Medical Center, Elizabeth; Saint Michael’s Medical Center, Newark; Holy Name Medical Center, Teaneck.