Mission

Mission Leader Roles

Mission leaders are called upon to ensure the integration of the mission into every aspect of a health care organization — within acute, post-acute and long-term care settings, for associates, clinicians and volunteers in system offices, clinics, community programs and more. The mission leader ensures the identity of Catholic health care remains strong and vibrant within our ministries as we bring life to the reign of God in the world today. Hear from mission leaders — those newer and those with longer careers in mission — about the various "roles" of a mission leader in the videos that follow.

Mission Leader as Bridge Builder

How do mission leaders serve as bridge builders in the organization and with other community organizations?

 


Sr. Jennifer Gordon, SCL
Vice President, Mission Services
Saint Joseph Hospital


Michael Miller Jr.
System Vice President of Mission & Ethics
SSM Health


Mary Ann Sladich-Lanz
Group Vice President, Ministry Leadership Formation
Providence St. Joseph Health


Mission Leader as Translator

How do mission leaders help connect associates to their personal values, the work they do each day and the larger mission of the organization?

How can Catholic social teaching and tradition be shared at all levels of the organization?

How can mission leaders translate mission, core values and Catholic social teaching into the language clinicians, operations and finance leaders and strategists will understand as critical decisions are made?

How can mission leaders translate business aspects of Catholic health care when working with the local ordinary?

 


Julie M. Jones
Vice President, Mission and Ministry
Mercy


Scott McConnaha
Acting President and Chief Executive Officer
Franciscan Sisters of Christian Charity Sponsored Ministries, Inc.


Rosie Perez, RN
Senior Vice President, Mission Integration
St. Joseph Health


Mary Ann Sladich-Lanz
Group Vice President, Ministry Leadership Formation
Providence St. Joseph Health


Becky Urbanski, Ed.D.
Senior Vice President, Mission Integration and Marketing
Benedictine Health System


Mission Leader as Trusted Resource

How do mission leaders serve as trusted resources and confidants to executive team members, staff and others?

How do you cultivate relationships that provide you needed information and in turn help you be a resource to others?

 


Patrick Gaughan
Vice President, The Center for Ministry Formation
Catholic Health Initiatives


Julie M. Jones
Vice President, Mission and Ministry
Mercy


Scott McConnaha
Acting President and Chief Executive Officer
Franciscan Sisters of Christian Charity Sponsored Ministries, Inc.


Rosie Perez, RN
Senior Vice President, Mission Integration
St. Joseph Health


Becky Urbanski, Ed.D.
Senior Vice President, Mission Integration and Marketing
Benedictine Health System


Mission Leader as Theological Lens

How can mission leaders pose questions from their unique skillset as translators of the tradition?

What are some tips for having your insights heard in an executive team meeting?

 


Dougal Hewitt
Chief Officer for Mission and External Affairs
Presence Health


Julie M. Jones
Vice President, Mission and Ministry
Mercy


Scott McConnaha
Acting President and Chief Executive Officer
Franciscan Sisters of Christian Charity Sponsored Ministries, Inc.


Rosie Perez, RN
Senior Vice President, Mission Integration
St. Joseph Health


Becky Urbanski, Ed.D.
Senior Vice President, Mission Integration and Marketing
Benedictine Health System


Mission Leader as Strategic Partner

How has the mission leader role evolved to require strategy and an ability to participate in strategic planning? What can they bring to the table?

 


Dennis Gonzales
Regional Vice President, Mission Integration
CHRISTUS Santa Rosa Health System


Dougal Hewitt
Chief Officer for Mission and External Affairs
Presence Health


Julie M. Jones
Vice President, Mission and Ministry
Mercy


Rosie Perez, RN
Senior Vice President, Mission Integration
St. Joseph Health


Scott McConnaha
Acting President and Chief Executive Officer
Franciscan Sisters of Christian Charity Sponsored Ministries, Inc.


Mission Leader as Ethics Point Person

When the mission leader is not a doctorally-trained ethicist, how can she or he establish him or herself as a point person for ethical issues? How can you work to not be seen as the ERD police?

 


Dennis Gonzales
Regional Vice President, Mission Integration
CHRISTUS Santa Rosa Health System


Dougal Hewitt
Chief Officer for Mission and External Affairs
Presence Health


Michael Miller Jr.
System Vice President of Mission & Ethics
SSM Health