Being good at doing good

CHI team members on the vital role our mission and values play in how we work and to others.

Our mission

The mission of Catholic Health Initiatives is to nurture the healing ministry of the Church, supported by education and research. Fidelity to the Gospel urges us to emphasize human dignity and social justice as we create healthier communities.

Our vision

As a ministry of the Catholic Church, we will lead the transformation of health care to achieve optimal health and well-being for the individuals and communities we serve, especially those that are poor and vulnerable.

Our core values

Nearly 700 employees, physicians, participating congregation members and board members from throughout Catholic Health Initiatives participated in the process of naming our core values. These values define CHI and serve as our guiding principles. They are the roots from which all of our activities, decisions and behaviors grow.


Profound respect and awe for all of creation, the foundation that shapes spirituality, our relationships with others and our journey to God.


Moral wholeness, soundness, fidelity, trust, truthfulness in all we do.


Solidarity with one another, capacity to enter into another’s joy and sorrow.


Demonstrating preeminent performance, becoming the benchmark, putting forth our personal and professional best.

Sacred Stories

Through the years, Sacred Stories have been used for personal reflection; to begin or end a workday; or to start a meeting by acknowledging the presence of God. Sacred Stories tell of moments of God’s divine presence in our workplace, written by our employees and medical staff members – moments that could be fleeting except for the fact that they are courageously recorded and preserved in these stories. Our hope is for these stories to inspire reflection in all and to encourage new authors to record their heightened awareness of spirituality at work. 

You'll notice each story is prefaced by a selection of scripture or other sacred text. These words help to frame each story within the larger context of God’s presence in our world. Upon reflection, they help us understand how God can choose to act through us.

Each story is followed by one or more questions that invite individual exploration or group discussion, leading to deeper understanding. We hope this structured reflection process can help to expand our understanding of God’s presence and the importance of spirituality in our workplace. 

Advocacy is our priority and imperative

Good things don’t just happen. At CHI we believe our mission and spiritual calling requires us to promote what we believe is right. There are people in every community we serve who need our attention, advocacy and commitment. We make serving their needs a priority in our work and a continuous beacon of our shared humanity.

CHI Foundation

The CHI Foundation is working to transform health care and create healthier communities across the country. Through the foundation, we raise money to support our national and local efforts in research and innovation, virtual health care, and violence prevention. Learn more and find out how to support these efforts. 

Mission and Ministry Fund

We are on a mission to create a healthier place for us all to live. The purpose of this fund is to provide resources for the planning, development and implementation of new healthy community initiatives. Grants are awarded annually for proposals with a focus on creating healthy communities, violence prevention and promoting CHI’s global health projects. The Mission and Ministry Fund is a hallmark of our spirit of innovation and dedication to creating a better world.