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Cirko joins Penn State Health St. Joseph Medical Center Nov. 21 as vice president of mission and ministry

Alexandria Cirko will join Penn State Health St. Joseph Medical Center on Monday, Nov. 21 as vice president of mission and ministry. In her role, she will oversee pastoral care and chaplaincy, as well as lead the hospital’s ethics, parish outreach and mission and ministry initiatives.

Cirko is currently director of mission integration for St. Ignatius Nursing & Rehab Center in West Philadelphia. She served St. Joseph Medical Center as a chaplain from September 2021 through May of this year. In addition, she was assistant superintendent for mission and Catholic identity in the Diocese of Allentown for seven years and has been involved in Catholic education as a teacher and principal for more than 30 years.

Cirko earned a bachelor’s degree in elementary education at Holy Family University, Philadelphia, and a master’s degree in elementary education and educational leadership at Neumann University, Aston, Pa. She is a board-certified chaplain with the College of Pastoral Supervision and Psychotherapy, New York.

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