CHA provides numerous resources, annual in-person educational programs and audioconferences to help members sustain their commitment to the ideals, values and vision of health care as a ministry to persons in need.
For more information about CHA's work in mission integration, contact Sr. Patricia Talone, RSM, Ph.D., vice president, mission services.
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Patrick J. LampeCorporate Director of Mission IntegrationAlexian Brothers Health SystemSt. Louis
How do you define mission integration at your organization?Mission integration within Alexian Brothers Health System is the process of equipping everyone who works with and supports the ideals of the Alexian Brothers with information, tools and training that enable them to make decisions aligned with the mission, vision and values of the Brothers and of the Catholic Church. The Brothers mission, rooted in Catholicism, calls us to witness the Healing Christ in today's world; giving testimony by word and deed in a way that honors and promotes the values of compassion, dignity of the person, care of the poor, holism and partnership. The integration of this mission is accomplished (a) through education and formation of all who partner with the Brothers (staff, volunteers, physicians, donors, …) to the eight-hundred-year legacy of the Brothers and their mission, values and charism; (b) through initiatives promoted by Alexian Spirit Committees — mission integration teams whose members have themselves demonstrated the Alexian Brothers charism; and (c) by formation of governance and leadership in our Catholic and Alexian identity and our health care ministry of the Catholic Church.
CHA has created an online discussion group just for mission leaders to collaborate on topics important to mission leaders
Brian P. Smith, MS, MA, M.Div.Senior Director, Mission Integration and Leadership Formation(314) firstname.lastname@example.org
Sr. Patricia A. Talone, RSM, Ph.D.Vice President, Mission Services(314) email@example.com
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This new resource highlights the variety of successful methods of mission assessment and measurement being used by systems of various sizes. It also shares the experiences CHA staff had when collaborating with some member systems.