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Our Mission

Our Mission

We, Loyola Medicine, serve together in the spirit of the Gospel 
as a compassionate and transforming healing presence within our communities.

Our Core Values

We honor the sacredness and dignity of every person.

Commitment to Those Who are Poor 
We stand with and serve those who are poor, especially those most vulnerable.

We foster right relationships to promote the common good, including sustainability of Earth.

We honor our heritage and hold ourselves accountable for the human, financial and natural resources entrusted to our care.

We are faithful to who we say we are.

We embrace a culture that prevents harm and nurtures a healing, safe environment for all.

Our Vision

As a mission-driven innovative health organization, we will become the national leader in improving the health of our communities and each person we serve. We will be the most trusted health partner for life.

Our Heritage

Loyola Medicine was formed and inspired by the vision of St. Ignatius of Loyola, founder of the Jesuits and our namesake; he insisted that every work the Jesuits undertake, whether in education or healthcare, ultimately must be aimed at "the care of souls" — human beings in body, mind and spirit. 

This Jesuit legacy of academic distinction, ethical behavior and scientific research that leads to new knowledge has advanced our healing mission in the communities we serve. Loyola Medicine is committed to the education of health professionals and excellence in patient care.

We believe in God’s presence in all our work and demonstrate this belief to our patients and families, our students and each other. To fulfill our mission, we foster an environment that encourages innovation, embraces diversity, respects life and values human dignity.

Our Brand Promise

The people of Loyola Medicine promise patients that we go beyond the illness to treat the whole person.

“We Also Treat the Human Spirit”

St. Ignatius of Loyola said, “love is shown more in deeds than in words.” It is from Ignatius' call that our tagline was created, We also treat the human spirit.®  This claim calls upon us to see one another and our patients and families as persons deserving of the utmost respect, filled with inherent dignity, for whom we have the privilege of caring.

We hold ourselves accountable to this commitment to patient care through our Magis Standard, our values that calls us to uphold the service of four values: care, concern, respect and cooperation. The Latin word “magis” means "more," and the Jesuits use this notion to describe an unrelenting desire to do better and be better in all they that they do. At Loyola, this commitment to unceasing improvement shapes our dedication to patient care, clinical research and our educational mission to train the next generation of doctors and scientists capable of "treating the human spirit."