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Our Mission

To reveal and embody Christ's healing love for all people through our high quality Franciscan health care ministry

The foundational mission principles of Hospital Sisters Health System (HSHS) embody the belief that every life is a sacred gift and every human being is a unity of body, mind and spirit. Our health care ministry calls upon us to foster healing, serve with compassion, and promote wellness for all persons, with special attention to our brothers and sisters who are poor, underserved and most vulnerable.

These principles are the basis for HSHS to provide high quality, cost-effective and compassionate health care for millions of people in Illinois and Wisconsin. Our health care ministry consists of thirteen hospitals and a network of physician partners committed to continuing the healing ministry of Jesus Christ.


Our Vision

Rooted in our Franciscan Mission, we will be the unique, high quality Health System providing exceptional care, centered on the whole person.


HSHS Core Values

Our values express the Franciscan spirit and our special charism. We serve with values that are important within this Franciscan health care ministry:

RESPECT means the Franciscan respect for life from conception to natural death and for the dignity of each individual person. Respect is a commitment to freeing and empowering each person to develop his or her full potential.

CARE embodies the concern, compassion, and sensitivity with which we care for patients as individuals on a one-to-one basis. It depicts our way of dealing with patients, clients, and colleagues. Many times, it is thought of as bedside behavior, but it also belongs in administrative offices, cafeterias, and boardrooms.

COMPETENCE means that our work is performed and our institutions are managed with the highest level of skill and ability. We are committed to recruiting and developing people who are competent in their work and whose values reflect our own. Our values are an integral part of our System's Strategic Plan, which provides the overall framework for our local activities.

JOY is the manner in which our colleagues and all who join us in our ministry seek to perform their work -- the internal fulfillment of caring for others. It is an essential ingredient in bring a sense of hope to those who suffer.