As chief mission officer for Bon Secours Mercy Health, Fr. Joseph Cardone 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. While in Toledo, he served as pastor of Our Lady of Lourdes Parish.
He holds a doctor of philosophy 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.