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Martin G. Breeden is Vice President of Mission Integration for Dignity Health in Arizona. He oversees compliance with the Dignity Health Standards for Mission Integration and is responsible for spiritual care, ethics, community outreach, faith community nursing and volunteer services at Mercy Gilbert and Chandler Regional Medical Centers. He has contributed to the development of several community outreach efforts, including the Center for Faith Health Ministries network of 24 east valley churches. He was instrumental in creating the Chandler/Gilbert ARC hospital wide recycling program, and implementing Schwartz Rounds to support those facing difficult cases in caregiving.
Before moving to Arizona, Breeden served as Vice President for Mission Integration for St. Joseph Regional Medical Center in South Bend, Indiana. Prior to that he was Mission Leader for St. Elizabeth Community Hospital in Red Bluff, California, and at St. Mary’s Health Center in St. Louis, Missouri.
Breeden graduated cum laude from the University of Missouri with a bachelor’s degree in English and Anthropology. He earned a unit of Clinical Pastoral Education while studying Bioethics and Ignatian Spirituality at St. Louis University, and received his master’s degree in Health Services Management from Webster University in St. Louis.
Breeden has been an Associate Member of the Sisters of Mercy since 1993. He has served as President of the Chandler Coalition on Youth Substance abuse and sits on the board of directors of ICAN (Improving Chandler Area Neighborhoods) and the Chandler Gilbert ARC. He has served on a number of other community boards, including Seton Catholic Preparatory High in Chandler, Alzheimer’s Services of Northern Indiana, La Casa de Amistad in South Bend, Indiana, and lived on the Rocky Boy Indian Reservation in Montana while serving the Catholic Church. He enjoys playing the mandolin and guitar.