Kienzle Named VP of Mission for Mercy Hospital

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December 3, 2008

Mary E. Kienzle, MSW, LCSW, NYSCSSW, was recently named the Vice President of Mission Integration at Mercy Hospital of Buffalo.

For the past sixteen months, Kienzle served as the Senior Director of Community Benefit for Catholic Health, developing a multi-year strategic Community Health Improvement and Community Benefit Plan. In her new position, Mary will be responsible for the Mission, Ethics, Spiritual Care and Community Benefit activities and for promoting and integrating Catholic Health’s mission, vision and values throughout Mercy Hospital.

A resident of Amherst, New York, Kienzle earned a master’s degree in Project Administration and Clinical Counseling from Hunter College, Graduate School of Social Work, and a bachelor’s degree in Education from New York University where she was named a New York University Honors Scholar. She holds permanent certification as a New York State educator and Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW).

Kienzle volunteers her service to the Holy Cross Youth Group, Women’s Respite Program and the Sisters of St. Francis Stella Niagara.