St. Luke’s Mission Vision and Values

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Our Mission

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The mission of St. Luke's University Health Network is an unwavering commitment to excellence as we care for the sick and injured; educate physicians, nurses and other health care providers; and improve access to care in the communities we serve, regardless of a patient's ability to pay for health care.

The mission will be accomplished by the following:

  • Making the patient our highest priority.
  • Promoting healthy lifestyles and continuously improving care provided to heal the sick and injured.
  • Coordinating and integrating services into a seamless, easily accessible system of care.
  • Improving the level of service provided throughout the Network
  • Ensuring all health care services are relevant to the needs of the community.
  • Striving to maximize the satisfaction of our patients, employees, medical staff and volunteers, and
  • Training allied health professionals, nursing and medical students, and residents and fellows and attracting them to practice within our Network's service area.
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In comparison to national benchmarks, St. Luke's will:

  • Achieve top decile performance in quality and safety measures,
  • Provide exceptional service, and
  • Be perceived as EASY to use by all who access or provide our services.


St. Luke's University Health Network is guided by the following values:


Pride – We take pride in our accomplishments and in our organization.

Caring – We show consideration for others and their feelings. We treat others as we want to be treated.

Respect – We recognize the value, diversity and importance of each other, those we serve and the organization.

Accountability – We are responsible to make decisions and solve problems in a timely and effective manner.

Flexibility – We adapt to the changing needs and expectations of those we serve.

Teamwork – We work together to improve quality.


Our Strategic Focus

People and Relationships

  • Physicians, Employees and Volunteers -- our most important assets
  • We will be the "employer of choice"


  • Continue to simplify management structure
  • Promote efficiency and effectiveness


  • Transparent, accountable management
  • Ongoing adherence to our Management Philosophy


  • Focus on clinical process improvements using national benchmarks and appropriately share the outcomes of our ongoing focus on quality
  • Perform in the top decile in national pay-for-performance programs


  • Perform in the top decile in Thomson criteria for cost-effective management
  • Continue to be region's low-cost tertiary hospital