Franciscan Physicians Hospital and the Franciscan Alliance center their everyday efforts around the Mission and Values of the organization. It's those items that help drive us to provide the superior care given every minute of the day, every day of the year.
To the internal employee or physician, the mission and values are clear and well-known. But, to an individual outside of our organization, these things might not be so clear. With that in mind, here's is a brief overview of what the Mission and Values of the Franciscan Alliance are:
At Franciscan Alliance, we carry on a mission that began more than eight centuries ago when St. Francis of Assisi left behind all his worldly goods and ventured out to care for those in need. His legacy of service has guided us for more than 135 years, and it continues to inspire us today.
Our mission is Continuing Christ's Ministry in our Franciscan Tradition. This means that it is up to each of us as Franciscan Alliance employees to maintain the values, traditions and good works of all those who have gone before us and who are currently working within the Franciscan Alliance.
Through living out this Mission, we are tasked with assisting in the healing process of our patients according to our own skills, expertise and profession.
Five core values are predominantly exemplified throughout our organization. The five values represent a full spectrum of caring and compassion for our patients.
Respect for Life:
The gift of life is so valued that each person is cared for with such joy, respect, dignity, fairness and compassion that he or she is consciously aware of being loved.
Fidelity to our Mission:
Loyalty to and pride in the healthcare facility are exemplified by members of the health care family through their joy and respect in empathetically ministering to patients, visitors, and co-workers.
In openness and concern for the welfare of the patients, especially the aged, the poor and the disabled, the staff works with select associations and organizations to provide a continuum of care commensurate with the individual's needs.
The witness of Franciscan presence throughout the institution encompasses, but is not limited to, joyful availability, compassionate, respectful care and dynamic stewardship in the service of the Church.
Christian stewardship is evidenced by just and fair allocation of human, spiritual, physical and financial resources in a manner respectful of the individual, responsive to the needs of society, and consistent with Church teachings.
The Franciscan Alliance, in living out each of the above items, is striving to provide all with the best care possible. Our organization of over 18,000 doctors, nurses and employees is focused on healing you.