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The more thoughtfully we work together, the more enriched our lives become.

CommonSpirit’s mission, vision and values inform every aspect of our work each day, and remind us that we serve our patients, their families, our communities – and also each other.Our mission, vision and values work hand in hand: the first states our purpose, the next declares our ambition, and our values guide our actions and shape our culture. Together, they help us achieve the health care future we are beginning to build.

Our mission

Our Mission Statement is just 35 words, but there are profound ideas behind them. It is a formal declaration of CommonSpirit’s purpose; an affirmation of why we exist.

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.

“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.

“Those who are vulnerable” signals our dedication to helping people as they experience the fragility of the human conditions.

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.

Our vision

CommonSpirit’s vision statement conveys what we aspire to be as a health care ministry, and how we will get there.

A healthier future for all – inspired by faith, driven by innovation, and powered by our humanity.

A deeper reflection on our vision statement reveals the depth of its 16 powerful words:

“A healthier future for all” represents our shared calling. CommonSpirit will continually strive to create conditions and invest resources where all can experience a healthier future.

“Inspired by faith” draws on the deep faith of our founding congregations as well as the faith of the thousands of employees and millions of patients and families who entrust their health care to us every day.

“Driven by innovation” reflects our quest for “better” and conveys we will continuously search for new and more effective ways to heal body, mind and spirit.

“Powered by our humanity” speaks to our compassion for one another. We believe in human dignity, and that simple acts of kindness – reflecting the face of God to each person – will make others experience the healing presence of God in each encounter.

Our shared values

Our values at CommonSpirit Health are the core principles that enable and inspire us to deliver humankindness.

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  • Care with listening, empathy and love.
  • Accompany and comfort those in need of healing.
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  • Celebrate each person’s gifts and voice.
  • Respect the dignity of all.
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  • Inspire trust through honesty.
  • Demonstrate courage in the face of inequity.
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  • Serve with fullest passion, creativity, and stewardship.
  • Exceed expectations of others and ourselves.
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  • Commit to the power of working together.
  • Build and nurture meaningful relationships.

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Equal Opportunity

CommonSpirit Health™ is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer committed to a diverse and inclusive workforce. All qualified applicants will be considered for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, marital status, parental status, ancestry, veteran status, genetic information, or any other characteristic protected by law. For more information about your EEO rights as an applicant, please click here.

CommonSpirit Health™ will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor’s legal duty to furnish information. 41 CFR 60-1.35(c). External hires must pass a post-offer, pre-employment background check/drug screen. Qualified applicants with an arrest and/or conviction will be considered for employment in a manner consistent with federal and state laws, as well as applicable local ordinances, ban the box laws, including but not limited to the San Francisco and Los Angeles Fair Chance Ordinances. If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the employment process, please contact us by telephone at (415) 438-5575 and let us know the nature of your request. We will only respond to messages left that involve a request for a reasonable accommodation in the application process. We will accommodate the needs of any qualified candidate who requests a reasonable accommodation under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). CommonSpirit Health™ participates in E-Verify.