SSM Health Care, St. Louis, has promoted Michael Panicola to senior vice president for mission and organizational ethics.
Panicola, 41, previously was SSM's corporate vice president of ethics and responsibility and has spent 14 years with the system, according an SSM news release. He joined SSM in 1998 as an ethics consultant. Panicola will communicate with local bishops and head mission integration activities for SSM, which is sponsored by the Franciscan Sisters of Mary, according to the system's website. He also will oversee clinical and business ethics efforts, which include the company's corporate responsibility program.