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Mission, Vision and VITAL Values

The Mission of Bon Secours Charity Health System is to make visible God’s love and to be Good Help to Those in Need, especially those who are poor, vulnerable and dying.  As a System of caregivers, we commit ourselves to help bring people and communities to health and wholeness as part of the healing ministry of Jesus Christ and the Catholic Church.

Vision

Inspired by the Healing Ministry of Jesus and the Charisms of Bon Secours and the Sisters of Charity of Saint Elizabeth, the Bon Secours Charity Health System will be distinguished as the leading provider of quality, compassionate and community based health care services in the Hudson-Delaware Valley.

VITAL Values

We Proudly Share the VITAL Values of Westchester Medical Center Health Network (WMCHealth) 

Value

We value and respect each other, our patients, clients, residents and their families, including members of the larger communities we serve.  We are committed to treating everyone with dignity and compassion – the way everyone would like to be treated.  It is our belief that each person has dignity because each individual “is made in the image and likeness of God”.  We encourage, support and protect the rights of the individual to participate in decision making regarding their personal health choices.  We take personal pride in our work, our organization and recognize our vital role in the community.

Integrity

Our actions reflect our values.  We communicate with transparency and act ethically in all we do.  We provide the highest level of care and service across the spectrum, from wellness programs to lifesaving medical treatment, regardless of ability to pay.

Transformation & Innovation

We strive to achieve excellence, always innovating and improving our services, technology, clinical research and processes.  We are continually evaluating performance, encouraging new ideas, welcoming diverse perspectives, and exceeding the expectations of those we serve.  It is through teamwork and individual responsibility that we achieve, combining expertise and empathy to change lives, create possibilities and bring hope.

Accountability

We preserve our mission by serving our communities with honesty and sensitivity, abiding always by ethical work practices.  We are fiscally responsible, committed to quality services, outcomes and measures, and work effectively to achieve individual and collective goals.  We foster an environment that is person-centered, family-focused, and supports employee engagement, service excellence and safety for all.

Leadership & Learning

As leaders in our filed, we are committed to advancing health in our regions and our organization, through excellent clinical care and service, research and education.  We are leaders who embrace learning and are role models for creating an environment where everyone is inspired to do their best work and take initiative, and we recognize everyone’s contributions and accomplishments.

 

Heritage and Co-Sponsorship

The Bon Secours Charity Health System is one of many local systems of Bon Secours Mercy Health and Westchester Medical Center Health Network and is co-sponsored by Bon Secours Ministries of Marriottsville, Maryland and the Sisters of Charity of St. Elizabeth, of Convent Station, New Jersey.

The Sisters of Bon Secours were part of the original co-sponsorship arrangement for Bon Secours Charity Health System.  They were founded in Paris in 1824, and at the request of Archbishop James Gibbons, came to the United States in 1881.  The Sisters started homebased healthcare and opened their first hospital in Baltimore, Maryland in 1919.   The Sisters of Charity of St. Elizabeth were founded in 1859 and opened Good Samaritan Hospital in 1902.  They have been involved in the development of the Bon Secours Charity Health System and in 2000, they became co-sponsors with the Sisters of Bon Secours.  In 2015, through a joint venture agreement between Bon Secours Health System and Westchester Medical Center, we became part of WMCHealth (Westchester Medical Center Health Network).   In 2018, our affiliation with Bon Secours Mercy Health began after the merging of Bon Secours and Mercy Health System.