The CHRISTUS St. Vincent Commitment to Health Equity, Diversity & Inclusion
CHRISTUS St. Vincent has a 156-year history of caring for the people of our community with a deeply embedded commitment to health equity, diversity, inclusion and caring for all people.
We operate on the principles of the Catholic Social teachings including the inherent dignity of each person with particular concern for vulnerable populations. Through the Catholic Social Teachings, we are called to promote and defend the dignity of each person, to work for the elimination of disparities in health outcomes of vulnerable populations, and to improve access to quality health care.
Our Mission Statement: Our healing ministry is to improve the health and well-being of the communities we serve along with our core values of Compassion, Excellence, Dignity, Integrity and Stewardship are at the heart of what we believe in and live each day.
Our Statement of Commitment
CHRISTUS St. Vincent is committed to the treatment of all people regardless of race, color, religion, creed, national origin, sex, gender, sexual orientation, age, disability, citizenship, service in in the uniformed services, genetic information, gender identity or other characteristic without discrimination.
Care for Our Patients
The Professional-Patient Relationship is at the heart of the care we provide. The relationship is one of mutual trust, respect and confidentiality that leads to shared decision making between the patient and professional. Treatments are determined by medical necessity based upon the specific needs of the patient. Medical necessity is established by the treating professional in collaboration with the patient.
Our commitment extends to our associates in strictly prohibiting discrimination. In carrying out this commitment we believe that the diversity of our workforce is to be celebrated. It is the essence of this diversity and gathering of unique gifts, identities, and cultures that make our community including our workplace a special place.
CHRISTUS St. Vincent continues to carry on its tradition of caring for our patients, embracing the diversity of our team and honoring our patients, associates and the people of our community.