June 15, 2012

Jones Day Partner Christopher Kelly Joins Sisters of Charity Health System Board of Directors

Christopher M. Kelly, a partner at Jones Day, a global law firm practicing in the major centers of business and finance throughout the world, has joined the board of directors of the Cleveland-based Sisters of Charity Health System, one of several leading Catholic health care systems in the country.

“Chris is an excellent addition to the board. He has a strong commitment to the community and has extensive legal and business experience, which will be invaluable as we continue to strengthen our health system’s leadership to provide oversight of our Catholic health ministry,” said Sister Judith Ann Karam, CSA, president and CEO of the Sisters of Charity Health System.

Kelly is the partner-in-charge of the Jones Day Cleveland office. He is also the practice leader of the U.S. side of the Jones Day Capital Markets Group. His broad practice includes representing corporations and financial institutions in diverse domestic and international corporate finance matters, such as public and Rule 144A offerings, private capital raising, reorganization, restructuring, recapitalization, and acquisition transactions. Kelly has been practicing law since 1986 after graduating with honors from the Duke University School of Law. He also serves on the boards of the Make-A-Wish Foundation’s Northeast Ohio Region and Team NEO.

“I am honored to be part of the board of the Sisters of Charity Health System, an organization with a more than 160-year faith-based legacy of healing and helping individuals, families and communities.  I look forward to helping the organization respond to the health care and economic challenges of today and tomorrow to continue that long legacy,” said Kelly.

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