The mission statement of Mercy is an inspiring reminder of our calling. It also unites and directs activities across our entire health and human services ministry. We are the people of Mercy Health Ministry. Together, we are pioneering a new model of care. We will relentlessly pursue our goal to get health care right. Everywhere and every way that Mercy serves, we will deliver a transformative health experience.
As the Sisters of Mercy before us, we bring to life the healing ministry of Jesus through our compassionate care and exceptional service.
Vision & Values
These values guide what Mercy co-workers do and what direction we take. We consider them unchanging. While all five values are important to how we make decisions, dignity is the base on which all the others rest. Because all people are created in the image and likeness of God, each person deserves to be treated with respect. Through our influence, we seek to relieve misery and address its causes and support persons who struggle for full dignity.
- Dignity. We cherish each person as created in the image of God.
- Excellence. We give only the best for those entrusted to our care.
- Justice. We pledge to be in right relationship with one another with a particular concern for people who are economically poor.
- Service. We seek out and put the needs of others first.
- Stewardship. We wisely use our talents and resources to strengthen Mercy as a ministry of the Church.
Advocate for Care
Dignity is a key value in Mercy’s work. Like the Sisters of Mercy, we strive to be an effective voice for the economically poor and the underserved. We also support and partner with others in raising their own voices to seek justice and mercy. These principles guide us in evaluating public policy issues:
- Our advocacy activities flow from Catholic social teachings and we constantly strive for a deeper understanding of them.
- Our choice of advocacy activities shall always reflect the dignity and welfare of those we serve as well as those with whom we minister, and are always influenced by our fundamental commitment to the preferential option for the poor.
- We work toward assuring the rights of each person for those things necessary for the proper quality of life and challenge others to join us in assuming responsibility for helping to meet social needs.
- Our advocacy activities shall focus on both the good of human persons and the common good of the community.
- We advocate obtaining equitable distribution of resources, especially in the allocation of health care resources.
- Justice calls us to promote systemic change by working collaboratively with others in the public and private sector to address the needs of the most vulnerable persons.
Mississippi Health Advocacy Program
Among Mercy’s sponsored ministries is the Mississippi Health Advocacy Program. For more information, please visit their website.