Our Mission & Values

Welcome to Saint Francis Medical Center

Saint Francis Medical Center 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 major service lines, which have received national recognition, include:

Saint Francis Medical Center has been named one of the top 100 “Best Places to Work in Healthcare” by Modern Healthcare magazine for six consecutive years—an honor no other employer in Missouri has achieved. The prestigious program is open to companies across the healthcare industry—hospitals, service companies, suppliers, payers and others—with at least 25 employees. Saint Francis was the only hospital in the state named to the list for 2012.

Who We Are

Saint Francis Medical Center is a Catholic healthcare provider. The Medical Center’s belief in God’s love for us and our love for God and neighbors is the guiding principle that affects who Saint Francis is as a healthcare facility and what it does in its 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 help.

Saint Francis follows the Ethical and Religious Directives for Catholic Health Care Services, published by the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops.

The Medical Center’s commitment to this philosophy is carried out daily through the following values that guide and direct its 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 to do our best
  • 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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