Fr. Joseph Cardone is chief mission officer for Bon Secours Mercy Health, a provider of health care solutions and services and one of the largest health systems in the U.S. and Ireland. He leads the ministry’s initiatives to extend understanding about the organization’s Catholic heritage and identity among employees, leaders and board members.
Previously, Fr. Cardone served as the chief mission officer and senior vice president of mission and values for Mercy Health, as well as vice president of mission and value integration for Mercy Health – St. Vincent Medical Center and Mercy Health – Children’s Hospital in Toledo, Ohio.
Fr. Cardone holds a doctor of philosophy degree in moral theology from St. Louis University and a master’s degree from the Athenaeum of Ohio, Cincinnati. He graduated from Bowling Green State University with a bachelor’s degree in secondary education and teaching. He was ordained a priest in the Diocese of Toledo in 1987.