As members of the Saint Louis University community, SLUCare's employees demonstrate conduct and performance consistent with SLU's mission - the pursuit of truth for the greater glory of God and for the service of humanity. In accord with our mission statement as a Jesuit, Catholic institution, SLUCare strives to be "catholic" or "universal" in recognizing the values we share with all traditions and persons of good will.
In our aspirations to realize the University's mission, we celebrate a shared set of values that support the common good. We refer to these values as the "5Cs": competence, conscience, compassion, commitment and community. The "5Cs" are among the values that capture the spirit and motivation of all who work, teach, learn and serve the needs of those who come to SLUCare for health care. They provide the foundation for our Guiding Principles as well as support the Catholic mission enunciated in the Ethical and Religious Directives of Catholic Health Care and the Jesuit tradition.
A high level of competence is expected from every faculty member, physician-in-training, staff member, volunteer and student and will be supported and fostered at all levels. Collaboratively, we will:
We support and encourage morality beyond legality, truth beyond data. Based on our commitment to ethical practices in every facet of the organization, it is the responsibility of each individual to:
We are committed to carry out patient care, healing and education. We seek collaboratively to:
In support of the values and principles enunciated in the Catholic mission, the Ethical and Religious Directives for Catholic Health Care and the Jesuit tradition, we are committed to promote service to the community. Drawn to this covenant, we seek to:
In a spirit of collaboration, we daily commit to living out these guiding principles both corporately and individually. When we fail to live out these principles, we will strive to find equitable solutions. By embracing these principles, we will embody our mission of manifesting God's glory and contributing to the health of God's people.