The Mission of Bon Secours Health System is to bring compassion to health care and to be Good Help to Those in Need®, especially those who are poor and dying.
As a System of caregivers, we commit ourselves to help bring people and communities to health and wholeness as part of the healing ministry of Jesus Christ and the Catholic Church.
Inspired by the healing ministry of Jesus Christ and the Charism of Bon Secours…
As a prophetic Catholic health ministry we will partner with our communities to create a more humane world, build health and social justice for all, and provide exceptional value for those we serve.
Respect is our commitment to treat all people well. It is based on our belief that each person has equal dignity because each individual “is made in the image and likeness of God.” We promote self-respect and mutual respect and trust among all the members of the Bon Secours team.
Justice is the value that supports and protects the rights of all people. It characterizes what we desire in our relationship to those we serve and our co-workers. It promotes the right to have needs met and in a manner consistent with human dignity; and it supports and protects the right of the individual to participate in decision making regarding their care.
Integrity implies a highly-developed sense of ethical behavior, consistent with that expected of an individual or organization with great moral character. Integrity is having our actions in harmony with our thoughts, feelings, and values. This integration of behavior with thoughts, feelings, and values applies to each of us as individuals as well as collectively as an organization.
Stewardship is the responsible use of all our resources for which they are intended to support, promote, expand, and preserve our mission and ministry. It is the use of good business principles. It is the balanced and right relationship of quality and value with cost and financial return.
Compassion means experiencing empathy with another’s life situation. Compassion is being with another as well as doing for them. This “being with” is done in such a way that the person experiences acceptance, concern, hopefulness, and sensitivity.
Quality is the excellence we strive to reach in the delivery of our health services. It is done in a fashion to meet or exceed clearly established internal and external standards. We will design or modify the ways we do our work seeking to constantly improve what we do so that the right things are done the right way.
Growth is developing and improving our services and promoting self-renewal and progressive development programs for those with whom we work, our organization and our community. It implies expansion, embracing change and seeking new opportunities as an organizational way of life.
Innovation is the process of creating or managing new ideas, methods, and technologies to vitalize existing services and to develop new ones. Innovation is stimulated by a strong awareness of the needs of those we serve and thrives in an organization that promotes new approaches to health care delivery. The innovative organization commits resources necessary for research and development and for change, while recognizing that not all new efforts will succeed.
Ethics is both a science and an art. As a science, it is about understanding moral principles and applying them in a consistent way. As an art, it is about cultivating good ethical habits, and becoming persons, and a community, of sound moral character. Bon Secours strives to excel in both the science and the art of ethics so that our actions flow from who we say we are, and from our deepest values.
As an organization, Bon Secours makes thousands of ethical decisions each day, decisions about the treatment of patients, residents, vendors and community members and how we treat each other. In making these decisions, we draw on a strong Judeo-Christian moral tradition while also being respectful of other religious tradition. Bon Secours is guided by the Ethical and Religious Directives for Catholic Health Care Services as well as the rich moral tradition of the Catholic Church, and the tradition and example of the Sisters of Bon Secours.