The Catholic Health Association
A Shared Statement of Identity For the Catholic Health Ministry
We are the people of Catholic healthcare, a ministry of the church continuing Jesus' mission of love and healing today. As provider, employer, advocate, citizen - bringing together people of diverse faiths and backgrounds - our ministry is an enduring sign of healthcare rooted in our belief that every person is a treasure, every life a sacred gift, every human being a unit of body, mind, and spirit.
We work to bring alive the Gospel's vision of justice and peace. We answer God's call to foster healing, act with compassion, and promote wellness for all Persons and communities, with special attention to our neighbors who are poor, underserved, and most vulnerable. By our service, we strive to transform hurt into hope.
As the church's ministry of healthcare, we commit to:
- Promote and defend human dignity
- Attend to the whole person
- Care for poor and vulnerable persons
- Promote the common good
- Act on behalf of justice
- Steward resources
- Act in communion with the church