Michael Miller Jr. serves as System Vice President of Mission and Ethics for SSM Health in St. Louis, Missouri. He also serves as an adjunct instructor for the Ashley O’Rourke Center at Aquinas Institute of Theology.

During his twelve years of progressively responsible mission leadership roles in Catholic health care, Michael has established himself as an effective health care executive and trusted colleague. He provides ministry formation, clinical ethics consultation, mission discernment facilitation and community benefit leadership, that empowers health care leaders to manage the tensions—and embrace the opportunities—of operating a health care business as a ministry of the Catholic Church.

He is certified in Healthcare Ethics Consultation via the HCEC Certification Commission of the American Society for Bioethics and Humanities.


Michael holds graduate degrees in Theology (MA, Aquinas Institute of Theology) and Bioethics (MA, Loyola University Chicago). He is also pursuing a Doctorate in Health Care Mission Leadership (D.HCML, Loyola University Chicago).

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