Beacon of Light Award

The Beacon of Light award is given to honor those patients who are inspiring examples of living a full and successful life with a mental and/or substance use illness. They are living proof that treatment works and mental illness does not have to be debilitating. 

First awarded in 2008, the Beacon of Light honor was the brainchild of CHI Immanuel President Ann Schumacher and former Behavioral Services Director, Sheree Keely. Patient Care Council employee-members choose a patient to represent each area of the CHI Health behavioral services system.