FaithSearch Partners has been retained to conduct the search for the System Director of Spiritual Care for Saint Thomas Health in Nashville, Tennessee. Saint Thomas Health has been a part of Ascension Health, the nation’s largest Catholic nonprofit health system, since 2002. Ascension Health has more than 1,400 facilities across the country and leads the field in world-class medical staff, cutting-edge technology and quality patient care. Saint Thomas Health is passionately committed to helping improve the health of Middle Tennessee’s communities by providing faith-based, holistic care to individuals. Saint Thomas has focused on building and expanding an integrated system of care throughout the region including nine hospitals, a major medical group, and specialty services.
The System Director of Spiritual Care will lead the development and implementation of a continuum of spiritual care services for patients, families and associates. This includes ensuring alignment of services and programs to the organization’s mission, goals and strategic initiatives, as well as the needs of those served, and with the standards of practice for the profession of spiritual care. The position reports to the Chief Mission and Ministry Officer.
“Saint Thomas Health is an exceptional organization, providing high-quality, faith-based health care,” said Jeff Jernigan, Senior Vice President and Ministry Team Leader at FaithSearch Partners. “Their next System Director of Spiritual Care will need to possess strong leadership skills, have a passion for the system’s mission, and understand the holistic nature of Catholic healthcare.”