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Our Mission & Values

Welcome to Saint Francis Medical Center

Saint Francis Medical Center, the flagship of Saint Francis Healthcare System, is a 306-bed facility serving more than 715,000 people throughout Missouri, Illinois, Kentucky, Tennessee and Arkansas. Guided by our Mission to provide a ministry of healing, wellness, quality and love inspired by our faith in Jesus Christ, we have become a progressive, innovative regional tertiary care referral center.

Our nationally-recognized major service lines, which have received national recognition, include:

Who We Are

Saint Francis Healthcare System is a Catholic healthcare provider. Our belief in God’s love for us and our love for God and our neighbors are the guiding principles which affect who we are as a healthcare system and what we do in our healing ministry.

Saint Francis endeavors to follow Christ’s healing tradition, witnessing God’s loving presence among all people, safeguarding the sacredness and dignity of human life and providing care to all who seek it.

Saint Francis follows the Ethical and Religious Directives for Catholic Health Care Services, published by the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops. Our commitment to these directives is carried out daily through the following values which guide and direct our work.


The Mission of Saint Francis Healthcare System is to provide a ministry of healing, wellness, quality and love inspired by our faith in Jesus Christ.


A leading Catholic healthcare system that celebrates and protects the gift of life by providing exceptional patient outcomes in quality, safety, access and value.


  • Integrity – Doing what is right and just
  • Stewardship – Appropriately managing all resources
  • Faith – Trusting in something unseen
  • Hope – What we give to those in despair
  • Joy – Serving with a happy heart in reflection of Christ’s love
  • Compassion – Seeing others through Christ’s eyes
  • Excellence – Constantly striving for best-in-nation performance
  • Dignity – Respecting human life from beginning to end

Saint Francis Annual Report

To learn more about the Saint Francis Healthcare System, view our Annual Report.

Community Benefit Report

Community Benefit Report

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