• Mission & Values

    Founded in 1875 by the Hospital Sisters of St. Francis, HSHS St. John's Hospital combines modern technology with the caring spirit of our original founders.


    "To reveal and embody Christ's healing love for all people through our high quality Franciscan health care ministry."

    Our mission's two facets -- business and spiritual -- help us redefine our purpose every day. The business side manages the realities of how to serve those that need our help, while the spiritual side focuses on the people who come to be healed. That spiritual focus sets us apart -- surfacing in the values we hold and our commitment to service.


    TORCH Award winners at HSHS St. John's Hospital are colleagues with 25 or more years of service who live our core values of Respect, Care, Competence and Joy. These individuals are nominated for these awards by their coworkers.

    "Sherri understands what people are going through and tries to put them at ease while always being respectful of their feelings and showing compassion."

    Sherri Sheckler, Facilitator

    "When you talk with Pat, you know you are in the presence of God's love and care. She has a gentle soul and a quiet strength which is evident in her patient care and interactions with colleagues."

    Patricia Dunn, Physical Therapist
    Pediatric Rehabilitation 

    "No matter the assignment, Marilyn is up to it. She is organized, dedicated, a true leader and a team player." 

    Marilyn Selvaggio, Executive Assistant

    "Dave goes out of his way to make sure he has done everything possible to help a colleague. He loves to make people smile, laugh and feel special. He is an all-around very special person.”

    Dave Lemme, Medical Photographer
    Medical Staff Services