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The Rev. John Hartman, D.Min., director of pastoral care and mission effectiveness at St. Francis Hospital, is leaving Columbus next month for a new job in Greenville, S.C.

Hartman, 51, starts his new position Dec. 17 at The University Medical Center, which is part of the Greenville Hospital System and is a Level 1 trauma center.

In August, Hartman began his 12th year of leading the department. Among his duties and accomplishments, he developed the hospital's first accredited Association of Clinical Pastoral Education program. After accreditation, he helped establish a chaplain residency program for more intensive training. Whether full-time or in training, hospital chaplains minister to patients and their families. The training is called Clinical Pastoral Education, or CPE, which is often a requirement for seminarians.

"I'm very thankful to have been teamed up with the hospital and community, who want to provide education for ministers in the local area in pastoral care, and/or felt called to health care," Hartman said Tuesday. "I'm grateful for the opportunity I've had to step into sacred moments with patients and walk alongside them. That's something precious I will take along with me."

After he heard about the Greenville job, Hartman began formal inquiries in September with staff there.

"It's a teaching hospital and as such will provide me with a wonderful opportunity to get involved in education of caregivers across a wide spectrum. For example, I expect to be more involved in the training of physicians," he said.

The Greenville hospital has 8,300 employees and 650 beds. St. Francis has 1,780 employees and 378 beds. Those numbers include The Bradley Center, which offers inpatient and outpatient mental health care, in a separate location from the main hospital.

In addition to Hartman, St. Francis employs one other full-time chaplain, Lora Schmidt. In Greenville, Hartman will supervise two full-time staff chaplains; 10 part-time staff; another pastoral care supervisor; and six pastoral care residents.

Robert Granger, the St. Francis CEO, notified employees about Hartman's resignation in an e-mail Tuesday.

"While we are sad to see him go, we understand the exciting opportunity ahead of him," Granger said. "St. Francis Hospital has been blessed for the last 12 years to have someone like John providing spiritual care to our associates and our patients. We'll miss the good-natured approach to pastoral care that he provided to many of us while he has been here."

After Hartman leaves, Schmidt will run the department while St. Francis conducts a search for his replacement.

Before he got into hospital chaplaincy work, Hartman worked at three churches, two in Charlotte and one in Roanoke, Va. He received his bachelor's from Penn State University in 1978 and his doctor of ministry from Union Theological Seminary in Roanoke in 1982. At that time, the D. Min. program was four years and supplanted the usual master of divinity degree for persons studying for ordained ministry.

Hartman's wife, Elizabeth, a therapist at the Pastoral Institute, and the youngest of their three sons, Gordon, will remain in Columbus until Gordon finishes his eighth-grade year in May at St. Anne Catholic School. Their two older sons are Charlie, who's in law school at the University of Tennessee-Knoxville; and Blair, who works for Habitat for Humanity in Charleston, S.C. Elizabeth Hartman is a member of First Presbyterian Church (USA), and John -- as an ordained minister -- is a member of the local presbytery, called Flint River.
The Chinese jades created little buzz in the art world when they were shown at the Museum of Fine Arts a few years ago. But a decision by the New York collectors who own the pieces to sell them through Christie's is now turning heads - and drawing unwanted attention - outside the MFA.

more stories like thisAlan and Simone Hartman, the latter of whom is on the MFA's board of overseers, auctioned off half of their collection of carved jade pieces last November, bringing in $15 million. The second half of the collection will be auctioned on Tuesday in Hong Kong, and the sale is expected to garner in excess of $10 million.

Some museum ethics experts and officials say it is disturbing to see an entire collection up for auction so soon after being displayed at the MFA. They raise questions about a nonprofit museum giving its imprimatur to works owned by wealthy collectors who are generous donors to the institution. Some say that the Hartmans, who run an antique business in New York, put the MFA in an awkward position with the sale.

"It looks like the show may be more of a favor to the lender as opposed to something created by the curatorial staff," said Patty Gerstenblith, a DePaul University law professor who specializes in the way museums collect antiquities. "Showing the collection in the museum will raise the market value of the pieces, particularly when there's no other exhibition of the works."

Other experts agreed. "It does look bad," said Marie Malaro, the former head of the George Washington University museum studies department and the author of the book "Museum Governance: Mission, Ethics, Policy." "[The timetable] looks uncomfortably close. If somebody had come to me, when I was advising a museum, I would have said to them, 'First of all, you shouldn't do this show if this person is sitting on an advisory board.' And if I had been in the position of directly talking with these people, I would have asked, 'Do you have plans to sell?' "

But MFA director Malcolm Rogers defended the decision to show the Hartman jades. He said that the 207 ornate carved works the MFA exhibited in 2003-04 make up a "superb" collection that deserved to be seen based on its artistic merits, and that it is unlikely the museum's decision to exhibit them had any influence on the prices they would fetch in the increasingly hot jade market.

"It's an area of jades that have been little shown in recent decades, an area once thought unfashionable," Rogers said. "We wanted to bring a great collection that was little known to the Boston public."

Created in the 18th century, the pieces are mainly white jades, ranging from small pendants that Christie's estimates will sell for less than $10,000 to a brush pot carved with an intricate landscape featuring deer and cranes (estimated at $1.3 million to $1.9 million) and a pair of semi
Elizabeth Hartman
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Elizabeth Hartman

Elizabeth Hartman (1965)
Born December 23, 1943(1943-12-23)
Youngstown, Ohio
Died June 10, 1987 (aged 43)
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Mary Elizabeth Hartman (December 23, 1943 � June 10, 1987) was an American actress best known for her performance in the 1965 film A Patch of Blue, a role for which she won a Golden Globe for "Most Promising Female Newcomer" and was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Actress.

1 Early life
2 Film career
3 Final years
4 References
5 External links

[edit] Early life
Hartman was born in Youngstown, Ohio, where she became known to patrons of the Youngstown Playhouse as "Biff" Hartman.[1] After gaining valuable experience in community theater, she relocated to New York City. In 1964, Hartman was signed to play the ingenue lead in the Broadway comedy, Everybody Out, the Castle is Sinking.

[edit] Film career
In 1964, Hartman was screen-tested by MGM and Warner Brothers.[1] In the early autumn of 1964, she was offered a leading role in A Patch of Blue, opposite Sidney Poitier and Shelley Winters. The role won Hartman widespread critical acclaim, a fact proudly noted by the news media in her hometown.[2] The role also won Hartman an Academy Award nomination for Best Actress. At the time of her nomination in 1966, Elizabeth Hartman (who was 22 years old) was the youngest nominee ever in the Best Actress category. That same year, Hartman received an achievement award from the National Association of Theater Owners.[3]

She went on to star in three well-received films, The Group, You're a Big Boy Now and The Beguiled. A role as wife of former Sheriff Buford Pusser in Walking Tall (1973) was followed a decade later by integral voice work in 1982's The Secret of NIMH, wherein she voiced mouse-heroine Mrs. Brisby. The Secret of NIMH proved to be Hartman's last film role.

[edit] Final years
Throughout much of her life, Hartman suffered from depression.[4] In her later years, her mental health continued to decline and she moved to Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania to be closer to her family. In 1984, she divorced her husband, screenwriter Gill Dennis, after a five-year separation. In 1987, Hartman fell to her death from a fifth-floor window in Pittsburgh in what was believed to be a suicide.[4] Hartman's body was returned to her hometown and interred at the Forest Lawn Memorial Park, beneath two maple trees.[5]

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