In the spirit of Christ and the example of Francis of Assisi, the Mission of OSF HealthCare is to serve persons with the greatest care and love in a community that celebrates the Gift of Life.
Recognizing God's great gift of life, we will be a Community of Caregivers pursuing perfection in healthcare quality, safety, service and financial integrity.
This Vision refers to all components of OSF Healthcare including OSF Healthcare System, OSF Healthcare Foundation, OSF Saint Francis, Inc. and OSF Health Plans, Inc.
Philosophy and Values
We, The Sisters of The Third Order of St. Francis believe: That led by the Spirit of the Gospels and the example of St. Francis, the special purpose of our existence as a corporation is to provide for the total well being of those we serve.
That every person, created in the image of God and composed of body and soul, is a human being endowed with intellect and free will, completely dependent upon God for existence and destined to possess God in heavenly beatitude. Because of the dignity of the human person and his moral conscience, each person has certain God-given rights with corresponding obligations toward his Creator, his fellow man and himself.
OSF HealthCare fulfills, through a service of love and compassion, a mission of caring and peace consistent with the needs of the Church and the people served. The love of Christ permeates its work as it strives to continue the healing ministry of Christ and His Church to the total person; to be love, mercy, inspiration, tenderness and compassion to those whose lives are entered.
From the Philosophy flow these Values of The Sisters of the Third Order of
St. Francis which permeate all their endeavors: