The mission, or the mission statement, of an organization should answer the basic question who sent you where to do what? The mission of Jesus was to proclaim, share, and affect the loving intimacy of God for us. Beyond a mission statement, mission is a word that has come to mean many things, such as sending forth a calling, the ultimate purpose for an individual or an organization. Within CHI St. Luke’s Health, we understand mission as our cumulative effort to make the presence of our God and the healing of Christ manifest in all that we do. This is what all of us who are called to participate in the healing ministry of CHI St. Luke’s Health are trying to achieve in a variety of ways each day, each of us– in the way we deliver care and serve the health of our communities, in the way we treat coworkers, or in the way we manage our responsibilities– is trying to make the presence of God and healing power of Christ visible and tangible.
The mission of Catholic Health Initiatives is to nurture the healing ministry of the Church, supported by education and research. Fidelity to the Gospel urges us to emphasize human dignity and social justice as we create healthier communities.
To fulfill this mission, Catholic Health initiatives as a values-driven organization, will:
Assure the integrity of the healing ministry in both current and developing organizations and activities.
- Develop creative responses to emerging health care challenges
- Promote mission integration and leadership formation throughout the entire organization
- Create a national Catholic voice that advocates for systemic change and influences health policy with specific concern for persons who are poor, alienated, and underserved
- Steward resources by general oversight of the entire organization.