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SSM Health - Senior Vice President of Mission and Ethics

St. Louis, MO

Job Description

Witt/Kieffer has been engaged to conduct the search for the Senior Vice President Mission and Ethics for SSM Health. Headquartered in St. Louis, Missouri, SSM Health is a Catholic, not-for-profit health system with an international reputation as a pioneer in the use of quality measures to improve care.  SSM Health cares for people in a variety of settings across the full continuum of care and has affiliations with several rural hospitals, while operating facilities in four states: Wisconsin, Illinois, Missouri and Oklahoma.  In 2016, SSM Health had total operating revenues in excess of $6 billion, while also investing over $530 million in community benefit to improve the health of the communities they serve.

The SVP provides strategic direction in leading the integration of the Mission, Values, Vision and Catholic identity of SSM Health into the culture, structures, policies, programs, practices and communications of all sponsored organizations and ensures a respectful collaboration with other partners.  As a key member of the Senior Leadership Team, the SVP of Mission and Ethics actively participates in System-wide strategy development and planning.  Reporting to and serving as a strategic thought partner for the newly appointed President and CEO Laura Kaiser, this position is responsible for the conceptualization, development, promotion, implementation and measurement of a full continuum of activities designed to enrich spiritually, ethically and culturally the leadership and employees of SSM Health.   The SVP will need to demonstrate a superb ability to balance both the business and mission needs of the system.  We seek a seasoned, spiritually astute mission leader with a broad understanding of the Catholic Faith tradition and developments currently shaping Catholic health delivery.  Candidates will have a minimum of ten years of progressively responsible leadership in Mission Integration in a Catholic Multi-hospital system. 

You may be assured that all nominations will be handled with the utmost professional courtesy and confidentiality.  For more information, please contact Donna Padilla and Jim King, through the office of Daniel Young at or 615-800-2296.

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