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Michael D. Connelly, author The Journey's End: An Investigation into Death and Dying in Modern America


Michael D. Connelly served as the CEO of Mercy Health, one of the nation's largest health systems, from 1994 to 2017. Currently, he is the CEO Emeritus of Mercy Health (now Bon Secours Mercy Health).  


He has global experience with health systems in Germany, the United Kingdom, Denmark, Sweden and Spain and has also visited health facilities and orphanages around the world, including in Port-au-Prince, Haiti; the Mathare slums in Nairobi, Kenya; Kingston, Jamaica; Georgetown, Guyana, and Panguma, and Sierra Leone.  


He has extensive governance experience and has chaired the following boards: Catholic Charities USA, the Urban League of Greater Southwestern Ohio, the National Catholic Health Association, Catholic Medical Mission Board (CMMB) in New York City, and Premier, Inc. He also chaired the United Way for Greater Cincinnati (the sixth largest United Way in the US) in 2013.  


He has published 17 articles in various healthcare journals, and currently lives on Johns Island, South Carolina.


The Journey’s End is his first book.

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