Our sponsorship may change, but our values will not.
Patients and residents come from all over the state to receive – and experience – care at St. Dominic’s. A new sponsorship will make it possible for St. Dominic Health Services to continue being what we’ve always been: a vital ministry within the community, providing quality services, compassionate care, and hope.
While our sponsorship may change, what our patients, residents, associates, and community have come to expect from St. Dominic’s won’t change. We will still deliver the same compassionate care Mississippians rely on. We will continue our commitment to constant improvement. Our Jackson roots are deep, and we will continue to be a caring employer, community partner, and steward, just as we always have. Our dedication to you, our patient, our resident, our associate, our neighbor, will continue.
About Our Potential New Sponsor, the Franciscan Missionaries of Our Lady Sisters
The Franciscan Missionaries of Our Lady Health System is a nonprofit, mission-focused Catholic healthcare ministry based in Louisiana. Since its founding in Monroe, Louisiana in 1911, the System has been blessed by the sponsorship of the Franciscan Missionaries of Our Lady Sisters. The System’s vision is to make a significant difference in its communities through Catholic Health Services and the almost 14,000 team members who share the ministry and call to service.
Headquartered in Baton Rouge, the System serves patients across Louisiana through a network of hospitals, clinics, physicians, elderly housing, integrated information systems, and an integrated clinical network. The System’s physician organization is comprised of more than 500 primary care and specialist providers. Franciscan Missionaries of Our Lady Health System’s service area encompasses 40 parishes in Louisiana. In fact, the System provides care to almost half of Louisiana’s citizens, in addition to communities in western Mississippi and southern Arkansas.
As a ministry, the System gives special attention to serve persons who are most in need. During the most recent fiscal year, the System provided more than $39 million in unreimbursed care and community support to the underserved.
The System’s five hospitals include:
- Our Lady of the Angels in Bogalusa
- Our Lady of the Lake Regional Medical Center in Baton Rouge
- Our Lady of Lourdes Regional Medical Center in Lafayette
- St. Elizabeth Hospital in Gonzales
- St. Francis Medical Center in Monroe
Inspired by the vision of St. Francis of Assisi and the tradition of the Roman Catholic Church, we extend the healing ministry of Jesus Christ to God’s people, especially those most in need.
We call forth all who serve in the healthcare ministry, to share their gifts and talents to create a spirit of healing – reverence and love for all of life, with joyfulness of spirit, and with humility and justice for all those entrusted to our care.
We are, with God’s help, a healing and spiritual presence for each other and for the communities we are privileged to serve.
- Service – The privilege of reaching out to meet the needs of others.
- Reverence and Love for All of Life – Acknowledging that all of life is a gift from God.
- Joyfulness of Spirit – An awareness of being blessed by God in all things.
- Humility – Being authentic in serving as an instrument of God.
- Justice – Striving for equity and fairness in all relationships with special concern for those most in need.