Saint Agnes Hospital has named Anne L. Buening as the vice president of mission integration.
Baltimore, Md. – Saint Agnes Hospital has named Anne L. Buening as the vice president of mission integration.
Bonnie Phipps, president and CEO of Saint Agnes Healthcare, commented, “We feel blessed to have Anne join Saint Agnes to contribute her expertise in managing faith-based organizations, and her ongoing commitment to spiritually centered care in all its forms. Anne is a truly unique addition to our executive team. We look forward to her contributions to Saint Agnes and our community.”
Buening was most recently the director of the executive office of Jhpiego, an affiliate of Johns Hopkins University that provides innovative, low-cost health care solutions for women and children in developing countries. Previously, Buening spent two years working with the Archdiocese of Baltimore as the pastoral associate to Auxiliary Bishop Mitchell T. Rozanski, with responsibility for planning and logistics, communication, conflict management and change management in parishes across the state of Maryland.
Buening distinguished herself as the first laywoman in the Archdiocese of Maryland to be assigned full responsibility for a parish. She served the congregation of St. Clement Church in Lansdowne, Md., responsible for all day-to-day operations in this bilingual parish, including spiritual care, fiscal management, development of social justice programs and education programs, an elementary school and day care center, facilities management, planning and development. Buening was also the first laywoman to serve as pastoral associate for St. Louis Church in Clarksville, Md., a large suburban parish established in 1855.
Exceptionally active in her local community, Buening is on the board of directors for South Baltimore Emergency Relief (SoBER), is a member of the public safety committee for the Federal Hill Neighborhood Association and is a volunteer with Baltimore Heritage, Inc. She is recognized as a Eucharistic Minister and Lector within the Catholic Community of South Baltimore (Holy Cross, St. Mary Star of the Sea and Our Lady of Good Counsel parishes).
Buening holds graduate degrees in theology from Washington Theological Union, and in social work and community planning from the University of Maryland at Baltimore. She earned an undergraduate degree in psychology from Saint Mary’s College in Notre Dame, Ind.
About Saint Agnes Hospital
Founded by the Daughters of Charity in 1862, Saint Agnes Hospital is a 296-bed hospital currently completing a $200 million-plus expansion emphasizing patient safety in a high quality healthcare environment. Saint Agnes is the oldest Catholic hospital in Baltimore, Maryland and is a full-service teaching hospital with residency programs in medicine and surgery. The hospital’s key institutes include the: Cancer Institute; Cardiovascular Institute; Maryland Metabolic Institute; Orthopedic & Spine Institute; Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery; and The Bunting Health Institute for Women & Children. Saint Agnes opened the first Chest Pain ED in the world more than 30 years ago, and continues to expand and grow its Emergency Services. www.stagnes.org