Pope Benedict XVI will officially proclaim Mother Marianne Cope and Kateri Tekakwitha Saints on Sunday.
Mother Marianne played a large role in the establishment of the first two hospitals in the Central New York area.
One was known as St. Elizabeth Hospital in Utica at the time, and St. Joseph's hospital in Syracuse.
Tekakwitha was born in Auriesville, NY and was known as the Lily of the Mohawks.
"Somebody who is responsible for the founding of both of our hospitals, St. Elizabeth's and St. Joe's, to be recognized as a Saint, is a wonderful honor. Not only did we have our own Saint, but she grew up in this area and she was responsible of the founding of our medical center," said Bob Scholefield, the Chief Operation Officer at St. Elizabeth Medical Center.
The celebration of the canonization of the two will be taking place in Rome, Italy.