Barbara J. Menard joined other members of the Scripps Mercy Foundation Board, the Sisters of Mercy and the doctors, nurses, and other staff who attended the Annual Interfaith Service and Holiday Blessing held in Our Lady of Mercy Chapel on the campus of Scripps Mercy Hospital. The theme for the service was “A Season of Hope!” The prayer service opened with Welcome and sharing by Tom Gammiere, Chief Executive o Scripps Mercy Hospital and newly names Scripps Vice President for the South Region. Evangelist Alice Jackson and the City of Praise Choir sang the Carol of the Bells. Reflections were offered by: Bishop Stephen M. Brunson, Senior Pastor, City of Praise Church in El Cajon; Imam Than Hassane, Director of Interfaith/Public Relations, Islamic Center of San Diego; Doctor Seth Krosner, MD, Trauma Surgeon, Scripps Mercy Hospital and Msgr. Mark Campbell, Pastor, Our Mother of Confidence Church, University City. The Praise Choir sang songs throughout. After the service, staff and guests were treated to a luncheon in the Education Center, lower level of the hospital.