TUCSON, Ariz. – (Jan. 28, 2010) – Carondelet Health Network and Chief Executive Officer Ruth W. Brinkley this week announced that Daisy M. Jenkins has joined Carondelet as Senior Vice President of Human Resources, effective January 25, 2010. Jenkins assumes responsibility for developing and implementing human resources strategies and initiatives that contribute to achieving the health ministry’s goals.

Formerly Vice President of Human Resources at Raytheon Missiles Systems in Tucson, Jenkins brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to the position. Jenkins has held several executive positions within Raytheon including as the first director of Global Diversity at Raytheon’s Global Headquarters in Waltham, MA, and Vice President of Human Resources for Raytheon Aircraft Company and Raytheon Commercial Electronics. Before joining Raytheon, she served in numerous human resources leadership positions within Hughes Aircraft Company in Tucson, Ariz.
 
Over her career, Jenkins has received several awards, including the 2007 “Tucson Woman of the Year” and the University of Arizona College Law’s Distinguished Alumnus Award in 2001. She is very active in the Tucson community and currently serves on the Board of Directors for Tucson Regional Economic Opportunity, Inc. (TREO), and co-chairs the Board of Visitors for The James E. Rogers College of Law at The University of Arizona.
 
Jenkins holds Bachelors and Masters degrees in Communications from the University of Hawaii as well as a Juris Doctor degree from the University Of Arizona College Of Law. She is a member of the State Bar of Arizona.

Carondelet Health Network, located in Tucson, Arizona, is a Catholic, nonprofit health care system dedicated to responding to the health care needs of Southern Arizonans. With a Mission to Heal, Carondelet was founded by the Sisters of St. Joseph of Carondelet 130 years ago. Carondelet Health Network facilities include Carondelet St. Mary's Hospital, Carondelet St. Joseph's Hospital and Tucson Heart Hospital in Tucson and Carondelet Holy Cross Hospital in Nogales, Arizona. Other Carondelet services include seventeen Carondelet Medical Group primary care locations, an ambulatory surgery center and various outpatient services. Carondelet Health Network is a ministry of Ascension Health, the nation's largest Catholic, non-profit health care system. In Fiscal Year 2009, Carondelet provided over $43 million (8.1 percent of its net revenue) in Community Benefit to improve the health of our community and increase access to health care for the uninsured and the underinsured. More information about Carondelet Health Network is available at www.carondelet.org.