Here to serve the common good.
Two legacies of caring.
One ministry of change.
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.
- Benedictine Sisters of Annunciation Monastery
- Benedictine Sisters of Mother of God Monastery
- The Congregation of the Sisters of Charity of the Incarnate Word
- Dominican Sisters of Peace
- Dominican Sisters of St. Catherine of Siena
- Franciscan Sisters of Little Falls, Minnesota
- Sisters of Charity of Cincinnati
- Sisters of Charity of Nazareth
- Sisters of Mercy of the Americas, West Midwest Community
- The Sisters of St. Dominic, Congregation of the Most Holy Rosary
- Sisters of St. Francis of Colorado Springs
- Sisters of St. Francis of Penance and Christian Charity, St. Francis Province
- Sisters of St. Francis of Philadelphia
- Sisters of St. Francis of the Immaculate Heart of Mary
- Sisters of the Presentation of the Blessed Virgin Mary
- Sylvania Franciscans
- Third Order of St. Dominic, Congregation of the Most Holy Name
Innovation moves everyone forward.
In keeping with our commitment to serve the common good, CommonSpirit embraces the responsibility to develop new ways to improve health for all. Here are some of the creative solutions in which we’re already providing our communities greater access to the highest standards of care.
Human Trafficking Response
So often, human trafficking is associated with faraway places and communities unlike our own. We might not realize it’s happening in the cities and towns where we live. Health care workers will come into contact with an estimated 80% of human trafficking victims at some point during the course of a victim’s trafficking. We are leveraging education and humanity to save lives and make a difference in the community. These are often victims living a life they never envisioned, trapped and voiceless. Asking the right questions can empower the vulnerable.
Home-Based Health Care
For many patients, the most convenient and comfortable setting to receive care is in their own home. One of CommonSpirit’s strategic imperatives is to successfully transition hospice, medication therapies, and other care and service into the home environment.
Art and Healing
Art has the power to elevate our shared humanity and create connections in our community. Learn more about how CommonSpirit is using art to transform how we treat the whole person – emotionally, spiritually, and physically.
We provide CommonSpirit’s community-based physicians with a data-rich technology platform to help them deliver cancer treatment based on individual genetic profiles through our Precision Medicine Alliance LLC. Currently, physicians can study de-identified similar cases and treatment plans to provide cancer patients with a more targeted treatment plan, and the Alliance will grow to include cardiovascular conditions, polypharmacy treatments, and neonatal genetics.
Connecting People to Care and Support
At CommonSpirit Health, we know that the conditions in which our patients were born, grow, work, live and age impact their health status and our ability to effectively care for them. That's why we partner with many different kinds of community service organizations to help us address the social and economic needs of our patients, aided by advanced technology and dedicated community health workers. Together, we can care for the whole person: body, mind and spirit.
CommonSpirit is championing violence prevention through education, public policy, advocacy, shareholder advocacy, and community-based initiatives. Working with partners across the nation, we are helping to build a culture of nonviolence in our communities.
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From one hospital in 1854 to forty-one hospitals today (plus many more neighborhood clinics and care centers), Dignity Health has always remained focused on the compassionate care it brings to its communities.
The roots of Catholic Health Initiatives literally go back hundreds of years. Over time, CHI has earned a national reputation for providing a wide range of clinical expertise, and for advocating an ambitious agenda of social justice.