Our mission at San Joaquin Community Hospital (SJCH) is to share God's love with our community by providing physical, mental and spiritual healing. This promise to care for the whole person is one that we take very seriously — and it doesn't begin or end with our patients. In order to provide the best care to our patients; we need to offer the same to each other. We need to take care of the people who take care of people. It’s part of our culture. We call it Sacred Work.
Sacred Work is more than treating physical sickness. It’s more than caring for patients. And it’s bigger than just doctors and nurses. Everyone must live the six aspects of Sacred Work on a daily basis.
The six aspects of Sacred Work :
- We care for ourselves physically, emotionally and spiritually so that we can authentically care for others and be the healing presence they need.
- We care for our co-workers as a community by creating mutual trust through open dialogue, collaboration and appreciation.
- We care for our patients by combining exceptional medical skills with deep compassion to care for the whole person — body, mind and spirit.
- We care for our patients' families through consistent communication and the opportunity to participate in the care of their loved one.
- We care for our physicians by collaborating with them to create a healing environment that supports their need to find meaning and purpose in their work.
- We care for our community by actively creating, supporting and participating in
events and services that strive to build a healthier community.
To learn more about Sacred Work at SJCH, please download our Sacred Work Manual (PDF) or watch our Sacred Work video by clicking below.