Earning a Master’s in Health Care Mission at Aquinas Institute of Theology provided me with the knowledge and understanding of the important role of laity in Catholic health care today. In addition to the coursework, Aquinas offered me the opportunity to work with – and learn from – knowledgeable and experienced colleagues representing Catholic health care systems throughout the country.
- Gabriela Robles, (MAHCM, 2012)
St. Joseph Community Partnership Fund
When I entered the master’s program at Aquinas Institute I already had a long career as a for-profit provider in partnering with Catholic health care organizations. The Health Care Mission program revealed to me how I could harmonize sus-tainable business performance and living the Gospel message. It was a revelation that I had to embrace before I could integrate it into the practices of our ministry at CHRISTUS St. Michael.
The MA in Health Care Mission provided the space and tools to allow that formation to take hold.
- James Pomeroy, BSW, MAHCM (2010)
Vice President, Mission Integration
CHRISTUS St. Michael Health System
I can’t imagine doing my work without the MAHCM. It gave me the theological and philosophical foundations in Catholic health care that I could not have obtained other-wise. I’m still applying what I learned everyday. Learning with a cohort was a wonderful experience. My classmates included nurses, administrators, managers, and front line staff. We learned from each other as much as from our instructors and readings.
- Sr. Susan Karina Dickey, O.P., Ph.D.
Vice President of Mission
St. Dominic Health System
The Master of Arts in Health Care Mission program gave me the opportunity to dive into the deeper story of health care and health care systems. Through our cohort’s journey and the breadth of the content, I am better equipped to operate in complicated systems while retaining a focus on health care as ministry.
- Fred Rottnek, MD, MAHCM (2004)
Associate Professor / Director of Community Medicine Department of Family and Community Medicine Saint Louis University School of Medicine
St. Louis, MO