CommonSpirit Health™ is committed to building healthier communities, advocating for those who are poor and vulnerable, and innovating how and where healing can happen—both inside our hospitals and out in the community.
The result of years of planning, CommonSpirit was created by the alignment of Catholic Health Initiatives and Dignity Health as a single ministry in early 2019.
Our commitment to serve the common good is delivered through the dedicated work of thousands of physicians, advanced practice clinicians, nurses, and staff; through clinical excellence delivered across a system of hospitals and other care centers covering 21 states, and accessible to nearly one in four U.S. residents; and through more than $4 billion annually in charity care, community benefits, and government program services.
Our calling is in our name.
The CommonSpirit name was inspired by scripture: “Now to each one the manifestation of the Spirit is given for the common good” (1 Corinthians 12:7 NIV). Those words motivate and guide us every day. They celebrate the healing gift of compassion that God gives to us all, and they remind us of our calling to serve the common good.
“Now to each one the manifestation of the Spirit is given for the common good.”
As CommonSpirit Health, we make the healing presence of God known in our world by improving the health of the people we serve, especially those who are vulnerable, while we advance social justice for all.
This statement is a formal declaration of CommonSpirit’s purpose; an affirmation of why we exist. Our Mission Statement is just 35 words, but there are profound ideas behind them.
“As CommonSpirit Health,” for instance, celebrates the union of two influential health ministries into one national health ministry. “We make the healing presence of God known” is, of course, the reason CommonSpirit exists; it’s the calling that has drawn us all together. “In our world” affirms our commitment to people and communities on a local, national, and even global scale.
“Improving the health of the people we serve” speaks to the physical, emotional, and spiritual aspects of people along the entire health continuum. It reminds us that we serve our patients, their families, our communities—and also each other.
“Those who are vulnerable” signals our dedication to helping people as they experience the fragility of the human condition. And, “advance social justice for all” is our pledge to leverage our talents and partnerships for the benefit of the common good, and to listen and be transformed by the voices we hear.
A healthier future for all – inspired by faith, driven by innovation, and powered by our humanity.
- Care with listening, empathy and love.
- Accompany and comfort those in need of healing.
- Celebrate each person’s gifts and voice.
- Respect the dignity of all.
- Inspire trust through honesty.
- Demonstrate courage in the face of inequity.
- Serve with fullest passion, creativity.
- Exceed expectations of others and ourselves.
- Commit to the power of working together.
- Build and nurture meaningful relationships.