SSM Health Care recently held a missioning ceremony for St. Clare Health Center’s new president, Bill Hoefer. SSM Health Care’s President/CEO, Bill Thompson, conducted the rite of missioning for Hoefer.
The practice of “missioning” someone to service has its roots in scripture, in both the Old and New Testament. The missioning ceremony is one way of publicly affirming a commitment not only to support, but to promote the mission and values of SSM Health Care. It also serves to highlight and celebrate the true meaning of its work, according to a news release from St. Clare.
SSM mission is, “Through our exceptional health care services, we reveal the healing presence of God.”
Hoefer expressed gratitude to SSM Health Care for inviting him to join the organization and acknowledged SSM’s mission. Hoefer’s remarks focused on each person’s unique gifts, along with his desire for everyone to share those gifts with family, friends, patients, visitors and co-workers at St. Clare.