Sister Edith Mary Hart, RSM, DOFamily Medicine
Sister Edith Mary Hart, RSM, DO graduated from Oklahoma State University College of Osteopathic Medicine in 2006. She completed her residency in Family Medicine at Sparrow Health System/Michigan State University in 2010 and her fellowship in Geriatric Medicine from Michigan State University in 2011 and is board certified in both specialties.
Dr. Hart is currently serving at Sacred Heart Mercy Health Care Center in Jackson, Minnesota where she practices outpatient Family Medicine. She works in the Emergency Department at Sanford Jackson Medical Center in Jackson, Minnesota and serves as the Director of the ED and Trauma Services. In addition, she is the medical director of Sanford Hospice and at Good Samaritan Nursing Home in Jackson where she also cares for residents. Her interests are emergency and geriatric medicine and end of life care.
Dr. Hart is an active member of the Catholic Medical Association and is serving on the POLST Working Group for the national CMA and a newly formed committee FIRE (Faith, Inspiration, Reason and Evangelization). In 2013, she helped to co-author a white paper in the Linacre Quarterly entitled “The POLST paradigm and form: Facts and analysis”, and is also serving on a committee in the Diocese of Winona which is involved in assisting elders to understand end of life issues.
Most recently, Dr. Hart was asked to join the Board of Directors of a newly-formed Hospice – Divine Mercy Supportive Care in the Archdiocese of Denver.
Sister Marie Paul Lockerd, RSM, DOFamily Medicine
Sister Marie Paul Lockerd, RSM, graduated from the University of New England College Of Osteopathic Medicine in 1991, and served her internship at Lansing General Hospital in Lansing, Michigan, prior to her residency in Family Medicine at Hennepin County Medical Center in Minneapolis, which she completed in 1996. She started practicing at Sacred Heart in Jackson in July, 1996 and completed her board certification in Family Medicine.
Dr. Lockerd studied at the Pope Paul VI Institute in Omaha, Nebraska, to become a certified Medical Consultant and Practitioner for the Creighton Model of Fertility Care. Since completing that certification in 2001, she has worked with many couples in the medical evaluation and treatment of infertility, in teaching natural family planning, doing community outreach and education in the areas of Theology of the Body, the effects of birth control, and breast cancer. She also cares for people of all ages as a family practice physician. Dr. Lockerd co-authored an ENDOW course entitled “Discover Your Dignity: A Woman’s Journey Through Life”.
Two weeks after the earthquake in Haiti in 2010, Dr. Lockerd served on a medical relief mission there with three other Sister physicians of the Religious Sisters of Mercy. Since the beginning of 2013, she has been seeing women and couples one day a month at an outreach clinic at Winona Health Services in Winona, Minnesota, both as an NFP practitioner and as a medical consultant in the treatment of infertility and other women’s health issues. Most recently, she was asked to servc on the Board of Directors of Bella Clinic in Denver, Colorado, an NFP-only OB/GYN practice.
Sister Mary Sarah Macht, MSN, FNP-BCAdministrator
Sister Mary Sarah Macht, MSN, FNP-BC Administration recently joined the Sacred Heart Mercy Health Care Center team in January of 2014. Prior to coming to Alma, Sister Mary Sarah was assigned to Knoxville Tennessee, where she completed her Master’s degree in nursing as a family nurse practitioner with a certificate in health policy.
Sister Mary Sarah holds a bachelor’s degree in nursing from Regis University in Denver, Colorado. Previous experiences in nursing and administration include inpatient hospital nursing at St. Francis Hospital in Tulsa, Oklahoma, administration and clinical nursing in primary care at the Pontifical North American College in Rome, Italy, and numerous other nursing assignments for the Religious Sisters of Mercy of Alma, Michigan.