The Sisters of Providence and the Sisters of St. Joseph of Orange had a
clear sense of purpose when they traveled West 160 years ago. They came
to serve those in need and to be a source of healing and love in the world.
Though we have used different words to express it over the years, the
Mission itself remains changeless and enduring, and continues to define
everything we do today.
Our founders traveled West 160 years ago to serve those in need and to
be a source of healing and love in the world.
That's why, when we joined as Providence St. Joseph Health, we believed
it was imperative to engage our caregivers in crafting a shared way of
articulating the Mission, together. After a yearlong process in which
60,000 caregivers participated, we are pleased to introduce the new statements
of Mission and values.
As you'll see below, it honors our Catholic and Christian traditions.
The new Mission statement will be used by our parent organization, Providence
St. Joseph Health, as well as Providence Health & Services, St. Joseph
Health and Covenant Health. Our other-than-Catholic partners - Hoag, Kadlec,
INHS, Pacific Medical Centers and Swedish - will continue to use their
current Mission statements to honor their own important histories and cultures.
I’m also excited to introduce the new vision for Providence St. Joseph
Health. It’s a simple but powerful way to affirm that we are committed
to helping more people enjoy the gift of good health so that they, in
turn, can use their unique talents to make the world a better place. Health
is about more than just health
care and the treatment of disease. It's also about being there for people
emotionally, spiritually, socially and mentally. Together, as Providence
St. Joseph Health, we can make a profound difference in the health of
others, here at home and around the globe.
We are committed to helping more people enjoy the gift of good health so
that they, in turn, can use their unique talents to make the world a better place.
The final statement you will find below is the promise we make to every
person we serve. When we live the Mission and practice our values, the
result is a series of personal, meaningful interactions. It’s what
patients, families, caregivers and consumers can expect from Providence
St. Joseph Health.
I invite you to reflect on the statements below and watch
this video about the Mission in the words of our caregivers. What resonates with
you? What inspires you about the work you do? I would love to hear from
you in the comments. I also want to take a moment to thank everyone who
participated in the process of crafting the statements of Mission and
values. All of us have been entrusted with a sacred duty to keep the Mission
alive, and your contributions have helped ensure we are articulating it
in a way that resonates powerfully across Providence St. Joseph Health.
The Mission: As expressions of God’s healing love, witnessed through the ministry
of Jesus, we are steadfast in serving all, especially those who are poor
Values: Compassion, Dignity, Justice, Excellence, Integrity
Vision: Health for a Better World
Our Promise: "Know me, care for me, ease my way.”
In the words of our caregivers
More than 90 percent of our caregivers consistently tell us the Mission
resonates with them powerfully. Hear what it means in their own words
in this video.
I love to ask this question when I tell people about Providence St. Joseph
Health: How many organizations can you think of that were founded by women
160 years ago and continue to serve millions of people across the Western
U.S. today? I am proud to be part of such a strong heritage and am inspired
by all of our 111,000 caregivers who keep the Mission alive with every
person, every day. The video below shares the story of our founding Sisters.
How many organizations can you think of that were founded by women 160
years ago and continues to serve millions of people today?
This information is not intended as a substitute for professional medical
care. Always follow your healthcare professional's instructions.