Mission

Our Mission

In the spirit of the Sisters of Charity of St. Augustine, our mission is to extend the healing ministry of Jesus to God’s people.

Our Vision

The Sisters of Charity Health System is a beacon of hope devoted to healing and addressing the unmet needs of individuals, families, and communities through a network of innovative services.

Our Values

Compassion: displays a profound sense of interconnectedness by:

  • responding to needs, pains and sufferings of others with concern, empathy and support
  • treating all persons we serve and with whom we co-minister with dignity
  • exhibiting an attitude of acceptance and forgiveness
  • listening with empathy and attention
  • serving as a catalyst for change, especially for the disenfranchised

Courage: dares to take risks that our faith-based demands of us by:

  • speaking out on issues that challenge our mission and Catholic identity
  • making difficult decisions with integrity and in a timely manner
  • promoting economic, political and social conditions to support the fundamental rights of all individuals that enable them to meet their potential and achieve the common good of society
  • addressing institutional problems and issues quickly, objectively and directly

Respect: values dignity and sacredness of life from conception through death by:

  • treating individuals and their families with profound respect and utmost regard
  • maintaining an attitude and atmosphere of loving hospitality
  • addressing the physical, psychological, social and spiritual dimensions of the person
  • ensuring that diversity exists at all levels
  • being trustful,  keeping confidences; being truthful, direct and sincere; apologizing for misunderstandings, inconveniences or mistakes

Justice: develops right relationships internally and externally by:

  • developing or eliminating programs to ensure excellent service and quality
  • acting as responsible stewards of all resources
  • addressing the needs of the poor and vulnerable
  • treating employees justly and respectfully
  • advocating to secure the human right to health care

Collaboration: promotes inclusive, compassionate and collaborative relationships by:

  • encouraging interaction internally and externally to empower others for service
  • fostering and sharing of gifts and talents within our institution and larger community
  • facilitating dialogue and networking with individuals and organizations
  • assisting others to realize the importance of their work in contributing to the mission
  • promoting a sensitivity to diversity in planning and implementing programs, hiring practices, advertising and other initiatives 

Blog Posts From

Sisters of Charity Health System Statement on the Senate's draft health care bill: the Better Care Reconciliation Act

The Sisters of Charity Health System believes families and communities are stronger when everyone has access to quality, affordable health care. Like many in the health care provider community, we stand in opposition to the Senate’s draft health care bill, called the Better Care Reconciliation Act (BCRA). The Senate proposal would have a devastating impact on our nation's most vulnerable populations. According to analysis by the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office, the BCRA would lead to 22 million more uninsured U.S. residents by 2026. [More]

tags: Advocacy, Catholic Health Association, health care, Mercy Medical Center, St. Vincent Charity Medical Center, Sisters of Charity Health System, Sisters of Charity of St. Augustine, Sister Judith Ann Karam

Tell your senators to oppose the House health care repeal and replace bill

As Congress prepares to recess next week for Memorial Day, the Senate is moving closer to formulating legislation to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act (ACA). The Sisters of Charity Health System has strongly opposed the House-passed American Health Care Act (AHCA), and the most recent analysis of that bill has done nothing to lessen the harm it will do to millions of Americans who have gained coverage under the ACA and who rely on the Medicaid program. It is critical that all senators hear about our opposition to the House AHCA bill, that it is unfixable, and the need for the Senate to start over to fix the ACA. [More]

tags: Advocacy, Sisters of Charity of St. Augustine, Sisters of Charity Health System, health care, Mercy Medical Center, St. Vincent Charity Medical Center

Sisters of Charity statement about the American Health Care Act legislation

The Sisters of Charity Health System firmly believes that families and communities are stronger when everyone has access to quality, affordable health care. We are deeply disappointed with last week’s vote in the House of Representatives to narrowly approve legislation that threatens the health coverage millions of Americans have gained through the Affordable Care Act. In addition, the proposed restructuring and cuts to Medicaid in the American Health Care Act will have devastating consequences for the many poor and vulnerable populations who rely on the program.[More]

tags: Advocacy, Sisters of Charity of St. Augustine, Sisters of Charity Health System, health care, Mercy Medical Center, St. Vincent Charity Medical Center

Proposed House action threatens health coverage for millions

Since the American Health Care Act was introduced in the House, the Sisters of Charity Health System has been clear about its opposition to this legislation to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act (ACA) because it would significantly undermine access to health care for many who desperately need it. The recent amendments to the bill, intended to make it more palatable to those who did not support it initially, are even more disastrous for people who have just gotten health care.[More]

tags: Advocacy, health care, Sisters of Charity Health System, Mercy Medical Center, St. Vincent Charity Medical Center

An Easter message

So then after the Lord had spoken unto them, He was received up into heaven and sat on the right hand of God. — Mark 16:19 [More]

tags: Sisters of Charity Health System, Sisters of Charity of St. Augustine, Prayers