Mission and Values
SMP Health System, inspired by the Sisters of Mary of the Presentation, provides leadership to its Catholic health care ministries as they work to fulfill the healing mission of Jesus.
Healing Hospitality – We seek Jesus’ healing for the whole person - emotional, spiritual, social and physical. Each person is unique and of utmost value, deserving respect and care through all stages of life.
Integrity – We are morally committed to our mission and to truth, quality and professionalism guided by the Ethical and Religious Directives for Catholic Health Care.
Stewardship – We use responsibly our God-given gifts of human and material resources as we develop them for the benefit of the whole community.
SERVICE – We are accountable to Jesus for promoting an atmosphere of loving care, as we serve the common good of our communities and one another.
We are a Catholic health system which in its diversity of programs and facilities consists of people who care and believe they can make a difference.
Our concern is for all people, but the poor and elderly have a special claim on us. From our limited resources we provide services characterized by excellence, compassion, and personalized concern. Because we care, we focus on the needs of the whole person, physical, spiritual, psychological, and social.
Because we cannot do everything for everyone, we collaborate with others in order to meet the needs of the people in the areas where we serve.
We live in a world of change and challenges and we know this will continue into the future. We are people of hope and commitment. The rich diversity of people, professions, skills, talents, and gifts enables us to continue the healing ministry of Jesus.
We believe: that our Catholic health care services and programs are ecclesial in nature, mandated by the Church to carry on the healing ministry of Jesus.
We believe: that life is a gift from God. Each person’s life is of utmost value, regardless of the quality of life, and deserves respect and care at all stages from conception until natural death.
We believe: that in order to heal as Jesus did, we are called to care for and to be concerned about the whole patient in his/her physical, spiritual, mental, and social needs within the scope of our capabilities.
We believe: that in ownership and management we have an opportunity and a responsibility to provide quality patient care in an environment that contributes to the healing of the whole person.
We believe: that we have a responsibility to create a “God-charged” atmosphere, which will foster both a deep respect for the uniqueness of each person and of his/her contribution to the organization. This will permeate the entire environment and be reflected in a spirit of Christian community and in quality patient care.
We believe: that we have an opportunity and a responsibility to provide pastoral care for all persons associated with our health care services and programs – patients, residents, families, and personnel.
We believe: that those involved in our Catholic health care programs and services, which are an essential part of the respective communities, should be vitally interested in the well-being of those communities, and should occupy influential positions in the business, civic, or religious spheres.
We believe: in the values and principles inherent in the Ethical and Religious Directives for Catholic Health Facilities as promulgated by the United States Catholic Conference and the local bishops, and in our responsibility to maintain policies and procedures in accord with those Directives.
We believe: that in our Catholic health care services and programs should advance the cause of social justice, internally through respect for the personal dignity and worth of each employee, as well as through appropriate material compensation, and externally through the use of their position and power for the common good of society and its individual members.
We believe: that we have an opportunity and obligation to provide educational programs, consistent with and supportive of this philosophy, and that we have a right to require of each person in our services and programs, accountability for excellence and adherence to professional and institutional standards.