Brian Kane joins CHA as senior director of ethics

October 1, 2019
Brian Kane

Brian Kane, a professor of health care ethics, is joining CHA as senior director of ethics. He will be part of the mission services department led by Brian Smith.

"We are thrilled to have Brian Kane joining the mission and ethics team," said Smith, who is CHA vice president of sponsorship and mission services. "His academic and clinical bioethics experience will provide our members with the resources and thought leadership they have come to expect from CHA."

To take on his new role at CHA, Kane left his positions as head of the division of liberal arts and social sciences and director of international academic affairs at DeSales University, a Catholic institution in Center Valley, Pa., and as a consultant to the ethics program at Lehigh Valley Hospital and Health Network in Allentown, Pa.

Kane has a doctor of philosophy degree in Catholic moral theology from Marquette University, a master's in theological studies with a focus on social ethics from Boston University and a bachelor's from Manhattan College.

He was to begin his new job Sept. 30 and will be based in CHA's St. Louis office.

Kane said he looks forward to participating in the national discussion about bioethical issues, particularly palliative care and end-of-life decision making. "I think we can do an awful lot of good with that," Kane said.



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