ST. LOUIS, MO (Jan. 25, 2018) – Two new members have been appointed to SSM Health Ministries - Sr. Mary Noel Brown, CSA, of Fond du Lac, Wis., and Fr. Michael Rozier, S.J., of Ann Arbor, Mich. As the health system’s sponsoring body, SSM Health Ministries is responsible for preserving the organization's Roman Catholic identity and serving as liaison to the Vatican. With the appointment to SSM Health Ministries, Sr. Brown and Fr. Rozier also become members of the SSM Health Board of Directors.
Sr. Brown is the executive leader of sponsorship for the Congregation of Sisters of St. Agnes, responsible for guiding the CSA Sponsorship Ministry with vision, knowledge spiritual depth and the formation of senior leaders and board members. CSA recently transferred sponsorship of its Wisconsin-based health care ministries to SSM Health Ministries. Over Sr. Brown’s nearly 50-year career, she’s served in various healthcare roles, including mission officer, vice president of patient care, director of nursing, director of in-service education and staff nurse. She also has served on numerous nonprofit boards, including Friends of Women in Recovery where she still serves as a spiritual counselor. She is a member of the Catholic Health Association’s Sponsor/Canon Law Committee. Sr. Brown earned a bachelor’s degree in nursing from Alverno College in Milwaukee, a master’s degree in nursing administration from Indiana University-Purdue University and a certification in spiritual direction from the Norbertine Center for Spirituality in De Pere, Wis.
Fr. Rozier is a doctoral candidate at the University of Michigan Department of Health Management and Policy in Ann Arbor. His research focuses on the ethics of population health strategies, framing of public health policy and the inclusion of vulnerable populations in health resource allocation. Previously, Fr. Rozier served as director of undergraduate education and as an instructor in Saint Louis University’s departments of Community Health and Health Management and Policy. He’s authored or co-authored nearly 20 journal articles, delivered dozens of presentations at industry events and serves on the Catholic Health Association’s Ministry Leadership Formation Advisory Committee. Fr. Rozier earned a bachelor’s degree in chemistry at Saint Louis University, a master’s degree in Health Science from Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore and a master’s degree in Divinity from Boston College.
“We are extremely fortunate to have Sr. Mary Noel Brown and Fr. Michael Rozier join SSM Health Ministries and our board of directors,” said Laura S. Kaiser, FACHE, president/chief executive officer of SSM Health. “Their expertise, vision and leadership gifts will be invaluable as we continue providing exceptional healthcare services to meet the needs of our patients and communities.”
About SSM Health
SSM Health is a Catholic not-for-profit health system serving the comprehensive health needs of communities across the Midwest through a robust and fully integrated health care delivery system. Headquartered in St. Louis, SSM Health has care delivery sites in Missouri, Illinois, Oklahoma and Wisconsin. The health system includes 24 hospitals, more than 300 physician offices and other outpatient care sites, 10 post-acute facilities, comprehensive home care and hospice services, a pharmacy benefit company, an insurance company, a technology company and an Accountable Care Organization.
With more than 10,000 providers and 40,000 employees in four states, SSM Health is one of the largest employers in every community it serves. An early adopter of the electronic health record (EHR), SSM Health is a national leader for the depth of its EHR integration.