Bill Hoey, MAHCM, LCSW
Vice President of Mission & Ethics, St. Vincent's Health Services
Bill Hoey, MAHCM, LCSW, is responsible for overseeing all mission services and activities for St. Vincent’s Medical Center and St. Vincent’s Health Services with continued responsibility for the Pastoral Care Department and the Parish Nurse Program. Hoey helped establish the Hope Dispensary of Greater Bridgeport through his work with the Primary Care Action Group, a collaboration of area health service organizations. He now serves on the National Advisory Council for the Dispensary of Hope, a national not-for-profit enterprise which provides uninsured patients with access to life-saving medication.
Prior to joining St. Vincent’s, Hoey served as vice president for Catholic Charities in the Diocese of Bridgeport, overseeing all aspects of the multi-program Catholic Family Services agency. While at Catholic Charities, Hoey was instrumental in developing a $7 million dollar housing project at the Thomas Merton campus, a reorganization of mental health services resulting in a productive working relationship with St. Vincent’s Behavioral Health Services, and an early childhood consultation project providing clinical assessment for at-risk children in Head Start and school readiness programs.
Hoey also implemented a community outreach and prison ministry program, which provides formal representation to immigrants, and a program of clergy and victim assistance counseling for victims of sexual abuse. After graduating with a Bachelor of Arts degree in sociology from St. Anselm’s College, Hoey earned his master’s in social work with a dual concentration in clinical and administration from Fordham University. He also earned his Master of Arts in Health Care Mission (MAHCM) from the Aquinas Institute of Theology in Saint Louis.
A past president, Hoey currently serves on the board of Bridge House. He also serves on the Sacred Heart University Nursing Department Advisory Board and is past board co-chair at the Greater Bridgeport HUD Continuum of Care.