HCA Healthcare Mission and Values

Above all else, we are committed to the care and improvement of human life. In pursuit of our mission, we believe the following value statements are essential and timeless:

  • We recognize and affirm the unique and intrinsic worth of each individual.
  • We treat all those we serve with compassion and kindness.
  • We trust our colleagues as valuable members of our healthcare team and pledge to treat one another with loyalty, respect, and dignity.
  • We act with absolute honesty, integrity, and fairness in the way we conduct our business and the way we live our lives.

Mercy Hospital Catholic Identity Statement

In witness of Jesus' healing mission, Mercy Hospital strives to improve the well-being of those served through a healthcare delivery system designed to promote wellness and cure illness. As a ministry of the Roman Catholic Church, we are committed to being a transforming, healing presence within our community.

Adopting the spirit of the Sisters of St. Joseph of St. Augustine, Florida in "working to achieve unity of neighbor with neighbor and neighbor with God," we attest to the value of human life in all its cycles. This is done through respect for the unborn and recognition of the transcendent meaning of suffering and death by combining professional excellence with a compassionate concern for the whole person.

We seek to understand and respond to the needs of our community through collaboration with others that share a common mission and vision. With attention to fiscal responsibility, quality services are made available and accessible to those who need them.

Pastoral Care Department

At Mercy Hospital, we extend Jesus' healing ministry by caring for the whole person and nurturing the health of the people in our community by providing for the physical, mental and spiritual needs of every patient we see. Since the hospital's opening in 1950, the legacy of the Sisters of St. Joseph of St. Augustine, Florida is still very much a part of Mercy Hospital and as Miami-Dade's only acute-care Catholic hospital, we adhere to the Ethical and Religious Directives of Catholic Health Care Services.

The Pastoral Care Department offers patients and family members, spiritual care and ministry resources. For additional questions or special requests, please call (305) 285-2716.