Mission, Core Values & Vision
The Mission of St. Vincent's Medical Center is to continue Christ's healing ministry by continuing the works of its founders, St. Vincent de Paul, St. Louise de Marillac and St. Elizabeth Ann Seton. St. Vincent's Mission Statement and Core Values guide it in carrying on its activities every day to meet the needs of the sick, poor, homeless, handicapped and frail elderly in the greater Bridgeport area.
Commitment to its Mission and beliefs enables the Medical Center to reach far into the community to provide health education, wellness programs geared to all ages, pastoral ministering to the bereaved, and cancer screening and assistance programs.
This commitment is tracked in our Community Benefit Reporting which reflects the wide range of programs and services St. Vincent’s bring to the area.
All facets of healthcare at St. Vincent's, from the stages of conception to natural death, are guided by the Ethical and Religious Directives for Catholic Health Care Services set forth by the National Council of Catholic Bishops.
Rooted in the loving ministry of Jesus as healer, we commit ourselves to serving all persons with special attention to those who are poor and vulnerable. Our Catholic health ministry is dedicated to spiritually-centered, holistic care which sustains and improves the health of individuals and communities. We are advocates for a compassionate and just society through actions and our words.
St. Vincent's is called to serve its communities by integrating into our daily work these Core Values:
Service to the Poor: Generosity of spirit, especially for persons most in need
Reverence: Respect and compassion for the dignity and diversity of life
Integrity: Inspiring trust through personal leadership
Wisdom: Integrating excellence and stewardship
Creativity: Courageous innovation
Dedication: Affirming the hope and joy of our ministry
St. Vincent's: Setting the Standard for Care You Can Trust