The Mission of HSHS St. Elizabeth’s Hospital flows from that of our sponsor, the Hospital Sisters of St. Francis, who are particularly committed to serving the sick, the aged, the poor and the terminally ill. For the Sisters and those of us who choose to join with them through affiliation with the Hospital Sisters Health System, our mission is“to reveal and embody Christ’s healing love for all people through our high quality Franciscan health care ministry.”
Our values express the Franciscan spirit and our special charisma. We serve with:
Respect is the Franciscan respect for life from conception to death and for the dignity of each individual person. It is a commitment to freeing and empowering each person to develop his or her full potential.
Care embodies the concern, compassion, and sensitivity with which we care for patients as individuals on a one-to-one basis. It depicts our way of dealing with patients, clients, and colleagues. Many times it is thought of as bedside behavior, but it belongs in administrative offices, cafeterias and boardrooms.
Competence means that our work is performed and St. Elizabeth's is managed with the highest level of skill and ability. We are committed to recruiting and developing people who are competent in their work and whose values reflect our own. Our values are an integral part of our System’s strategic plan, which provides the overall framework for local activities.
Joy is the manner in which our employees and all who join us in our ministry seek to perform their work – the internal fulfillment of caring for others. It is an essential ingredient in bringing a sense of hope to those who suffer.