Mission & Values
"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.
Recognizing that every person, from time of conception, is a creature of God.
As health care professionals, we see and treat people with injuries and ailments every day. It is important to remember that even though caring for patients is a regular occurrence for us, being cared for is not a regular occurrence for our patients. For them it is a new, and possibly, scary experience. We need to place ourselves in their shoes and show respect for them and how they are feeling. Terri Gustafson, Physical Therapist, Rehabilitation
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, employees and co-workers. Many times it is thought of
as a bedside behavior, but it also belongs in business offices,
cafeterias and board rooms.
We learn from St. Francis of Assisi to
love and care for all God’s creation. Care for me is about safety and
comfort for our patients and their families. To be successful in caring
for them, we must take good care of our work surroundings. Our
co-workers also deserve care and respect. Our community also needs us to
have a caring attitude toward its people and its animals. John
Brown, Procedural Tech, Surgery
that our work is performed and our hospital 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 hospital’s
strategic plan, which provides the overall framework for local
Competence is always putting 100% into
everything you do. By showing that you are competent in your skills, you
are respecting yourself and those around you. Amy Leverenz, RN,
Joy is the manner is which our staff members 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.
It is a joy to work at St. John's Hospital where employees not only can acknowledge and thank our Creator, but we also are privileged to serve and protect His most precious creation: human life. Elizabeth Sheraden, Secretary, Center for Living