Our Beliefs & Accountability

Catholic Health is a ministry of the Church. Its sponsors, mission leaders and system administrators developed the Sponsor Expectations & Mission Performance Standards to hone our focus on the mission and vision of the health system. This document holds Catholic Health and its religious sponsors accountable for mission integration and provides standards for mission evaluation. 

A shared accountability for mission ensures the effectiveness of mission at all levels. This kind of accountability goes beyond the functional and symbolic role of mission integration to a daily reality. Processes like these take on even more importance as lay leaders assume roles previously held by religious leaders. These standards will help continue the legacy of the sponsors from generation to generation.

Through the Sponsor Expectations & Mission Performance Standards and the Ethical and Religious Directives for Catholic Health Care Services (ERDs), Catholic Health reaffirms its commitment to the Catholic Church and the distinctive Catholic identity of the Church’s institutional healthcare services.