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St. Joseph Mercy Oakland Names New Senior Major Gifts Officer

Joseph A. Impellizzeri to Provide Leadership in Major Gift Activities

Pontiac, Mich.—St. Joseph Mercy Oakland (SJMO) has named Joseph A. Impellizzeri of Macomb, Mich., as its Senior Major Gift Officer in the Fund Development Department.  He assumed his role on Feb. 22.  He reports to Fund Development Co-Directors Megan Miller and James McLaughlin.

Impellizzeri will be responsible for providing leadership to all of the hospital’s major gifts activities, including transformational, major and planned gifts.

Prior to coming to SJMO, Impellizzeri was the Assistant Athletic Director for Development at Oakland University in Rochester, Mich., where he oversaw and directed a comprehensive fund-raising and alumni relations plan for the Department of Intercollegiate Athletics.

Previously, he was with the United Way for Southeastern Michigan, where he held the positions of Director of Capital Campaign and Initiative Funding, Director of Major Gifts and Planned Giving and Associate Campaign Director-Leadership Gifts.

His other professional positions include Vice President for External Relations and Director of Corporate and Foundation Relations at the College for Creative Studies in Detroit, Mich.; Fund Development Manager for the Detroit Police Athletic League and Annual Giving Officer at Children’s Hospital of Michigan. Impellizzeri’s professional memberships include the Council for the Advancement and Support of Education and the Planned Giving Roundtable for Southeastern Michigan.

Impellizzeri earned a BA degree in history at Olivet College in Olivet, Mich., and an MA degree in Sports Management/Sports Marketing at Ohio State University.

“Joe brings an impressive background in the field of fund development to St. Joseph Mercy Oakland,” said Jack Weiner, SJMO President and CEO.  “His expertise is vital to our efforts in securing a healthy future for our hospital and its programs and services.”

About St. Joseph Mercy Oakland
St Joseph Mercy Oakland is a 443-bed comprehensive, community, teaching hospital and a long-time leader in health care in Oakland County.  Founded in 1927 by the Sisters of Mercy, St. Joseph Mercy Oakland has won numerous local and national awards for patient safety, quality and performance, and consistently ranks in the top 10 percent of hospitals nationwide.  A member of the Saint Joseph Mercy Health System, St Joseph Mercy Oakland is a technologically leading hospital that combines advanced medicine and personal care to assist patients on their path to wellness. With dedicated physicians, nurses and hospital staff committed to providing quality care throughout the patient stay, St Joseph Mercy Oakland has truly personalized the patient care experience.

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About Saint Joseph Mercy Health System
Saint Joseph Mercy Health System (SJMHS) is a newly expanded health care organization serving southeast Michigan. Health coverage spans six counties, including Livingston, Macomb, Oakland, St. Clair, Washtenaw and Wayne. It includes 537-bed St. Joseph Mercy in Ann Arbor, 443-bed St. Joseph Mercy Oakland in Pontiac, 304-bed St. Mary Mercy in Livonia, 136-bed St. Joseph Mercy Livingston in Howell, 119-bed St. Joseph Mercy Port Huron, 113-bed Chelsea Community Hospital and 74-bed St. Joseph Mercy Saline. Combined, the seven hospitals are licensed for 1,726 beds, have five outpatient health centers, five urgent care facilities, more than 25 specialty centers; employ more than 14,000 individuals and have a medical staff of nearly 2,700 physicians. 

A member of Trinity Health, the nation’s fourth largest Catholic health care organization, SJMHS is committed to providing a remarkable patient experience by using leading edge technology in a comforting and healing environment. As a mission based organization, Saint Joseph Mercy Health System provides approximately $100 million in community benefit to the communities it serves each year.

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