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Vice President of Mission Integration, Mercy Medical Center

Facility: Mercy Medical Center
State: Cedar Rapids, Iowa
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Contact Name: Nancy Hill-Davis
Contact Phone: (319) 398-6451
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Founded in 1900, Mercy Medical Center is a 445 licensed bed Roman Catholic hospital community welcoming people of all faiths. Mercy Medical Center is an exceptional hospital where you can expect state-of-the-art technology and highly trained professionals. Further, it is an expanding organization featuring comprehensive post-acute services, along with more than 25 medical home clinics and urgent care centers on the cutting edge of primary care and telehealth services.

"Working together to provide exceptional healthcare with The Mercy Touch®" and "To care for the sick and enhance the health of the communities we serve, guided by the spirit of the Sisters of Mercy" are the vision and mission of Mercy Medical Center. The mission is rooted in the ideals and philosophy of Catherine McAuley, who founded the Sisters of Mercy in 1831. Throughout her life, Catherine possessed a passionate drive to help the poor, the sick, and the uneducated.


Mercy is one of the largest employers in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, and the surrounding communities. Nearly 3,000 employed providers, caregivers and support staff provide The Mercy Touch® experience to patients/residents and visitors. Mercy employees enjoy competitive salaries and a comprehensive benefit package including health, dental, vision, life and disability insurance, paid leave and generous retirement savings programs.


Mercy Medical Center is seeking high performing candidates to be considered for the role of Vice President of Mission Integration. Reporting to the President and CEO, the Vice President of Mission Integration serves as advisor to the President and CEO and a member of Mercy's Executive Team. S/he is responsible for fostering Mercy's Catholic identity as a healing ministry, supporting fulfillment of the organization's mission, vision and values, and integrating its identity and values in all aspects of patient/resident care delivery, strategy, operations, human resources, organizational culture and service consistent with the "Mercy Touch". The Vice President of Mission Integration is also responsible for community outreach, involvement and partnerships, including the local Catholic community and the Archdiocese of Dubuque. Finally, the Vice President of Mission Integration oversees Mercy's Pastoral Care, Community Benefit, Patient Relations, Mercy Touch® Experience and Volunteer Services departments.


  • Provides oversight for the awareness and integration of Catholic mission and values as an integral part of Mercycare Service Corporation's culture, policies, programs and practices. Serves as a resource, providing education and raising values-based questions and concerns pertinent to organizational decision-making and strategic planning.
  • Collaborates with leaders to integrate mission and values in substantive and measurable ways in departmental decisions, practices, and activities; and develops related educational materials and programs supportive of Catholic healthcare ministry.
  • Provides leadership and education for shared responsibility to know and apply the Catholic Church teachings and the Ethical and Religious Directives for Catholic Health Care Services in relation to clinical, organizational and business ethics, and for discernment in decisions.
  • Collaborates with the President and CEO in maintaining good relationships with leadership for the Sisters of Mercy, the diocese, the archbishop and other church personnel.
  • Implements meaningful programs and celebrations that focus on mission, the Catholic and Mercy traditions, and founding stories as an essential part of the organization's life and culture.
  • Promotes a culture of diversity and inclusivity, inviting appreciation for different faith traditions, beliefs and cultures.
  • Orients new employees in the area of mission integration and regularly communicates and supports mission and values throughout the organization.
  • Develops and executes a comprehensive direction, priorities and accountability for ongoing ministry formation for leaders, providers, Board members and caregivers.
  • Provides oversight and direction for Mercy's Pastoral Care, Community Benefit, Patient Relations, Mercy Touch Experience, Volunteer Services and Gift Shop departments.
  • Contributes to the assessment of organizational mergers, acquisitions, affiliations and partnerships related to Catholic ministry identity, values and cultural compatibility.
  • Provides leadership for social accountability programs and outreach activities related to the poor and to general community health needs.
  • Provides thought partnership in analyzing and responding to public statements, positions and thought leadership related to public policies and legislative efforts consistent with a Catholic.
  • Initiates, generates and promotes contact with other Catholic healthcare providers for collaborating in mission and ethics endeavors; and serves as a member of the Ethics Committee.
  • Participates in the programs and meetings offered by the Catholic Health Association as appropriate; and assures compatibility between legislative issues and the mission and values of the organization.
  • Serves as Administrator on Call.
  • Follows Mercy's safety guidelines, carries out job- specific safety duties and responsibilities, and promptly reports any unsafe conditions, situations, incidents and injuries.


  • Knowledge of all aspects of Catholic mission and values as they apply to the ministries of a healthcare organization.
  • Knowledge of the history and heritage of the Sisters of Mercy.
  • In depth knowledge of the Catholic Church and its moral teachings, particularly with the Ethical and Religious Directives for Catholic Health Care Services.
  • Strong leadership and management skills as evidenced in the ability to maintain consistently effective interpersonal relationships and to support the strengths of others.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills including ability to prepare and make presentations effectively.
  • Ability to articulate and model Mercy's mission and values and express consistent commitment to advocacy for the mission.
  • Ability to function effectively and gain credibility at every level of the organization (i.e. management, staff, patients/residents and volunteers).


  • Master's degree in healthcare mission leadership, theology, religious studies, spirituality or related field required. Candidates actively enrolled in a master's degree program will be considered.
  • Completion of internship in mission integration within a hospital setting preferred.


  • Practicing Roman Catholic with professional and personal commitment to the healing ministry of the Church required.
  • Minimum of five (5) years of healthcare leadership experience required. Previous Catholic healthcare experience in a mission leadership role preferred.


Please contact Nancy Hill-Davis, Sr. Vice President and Chief Talent Officer, at (319) 398-6451 or

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