Joseph “Joe” Norris, has been named director, mission integration for Mercy Medical Center–Dubuque and Dyersville and director, regional ethics for the Mercy Health Network (MHN), effective June 11, 2017. Joe assumed this role after completing his yearlong service as a Trinity Health mission fellow at Mercy.
Joe has a Master of Arts degree in health care mission from St. Thomas Aquinas Institute of Theology in Saint Louis and a Master of Ethics degree from Saint Louis University. In his new role, he will be responsible for mission integration and advancing work related to Mercy’s Catholic identity; oversight of spiritual care services; and coordination of community benefit activities in Dubuque and Dyersville. Additionally, Joe will provide leadership in ethics across Mercy Health Network, including discernment in clinical, organizational and social ethics.