Hospitals mend broken bodies, usher in new life, and provide a dignified gateway out of our mortal toil. Here’s how some of them define their mission for tackling this difficult task.

St. Michael’s Hospital 30 Bond Street Toronto, Ontario M5B 1W8

Slogan / Motto Leading with innovation Serving with compassion.

Description Based in Ontario, St. Michael’s Hospital was founded in 1892 by the Sisters of St. Joseph. It is a Catholic academic health care provider and is affiliated with the University of Toronto, providing healthcare services in addition to teaching and research.

Mission Statement At St. Michael’s Hospital we recognize the value of every person and are guided by our commitment to excellence and leadership. We demonstrate this by: * Providing exemplary physical, emotional and spiritual care for each of our patients and their families * Balancing the continued commitment to the care of the poor and those most in need with the provision of highly specialized services to a broader community * Building a work environment where each person is valued, respected and has an opportunity for personal and professional growth * Advancing excellence in health services education * Fostering a culture of discovery in all of our activities and supporting exemplary health sciences research * Strengthening our relationships with universities, colleges, other hospitals, agencies and our community * Demonstrating social responsibility through the just use of our resources. The commitment of our staff, physicians, volunteers, students, community partners and friends to our mission permits us to maintain a quality of presence and tradition of caring, which are the hallmarks of St. Michael’s Hospital.

Sibley Memorial Hospital 5255 Loughboro Road, N.W. Washington DC 20016

Description The Sibley Memorial Hospital is a community hospital which offers healthcare services to people living in the Washington, DC area. It houses the Center for Rehabilitation Medicine, Sibley Senior Services, skilled nursing care and also a residential Alzheimer’s unit.

Mission Statement The mission of Sibley Memorial Hospital is to provide quality health services and facilities for the community, to promote wellness, to relieve suffering, and to restore health as swiftly, safely, and humanely as it can be done, consistent with the best service we can give at the highest value for all concerned.

Saint Vincent Hospital 123 Summer Street Worcester, MA 01608

Description Saint Vincent Hospital is a Catholic community based hospital that provides healthcare services to the Greater Worcester community. Founded in 1893 by the Sisters of Providence, the hospital was named after their patron saint, Saint Vincent de Paul. The hospital has a Lung Cancer Center, a da Vinci Robotic Surgical System, and many more.

Mission Statement Saint Vincent Hospital’s mission is: * To participate in the creation of healthier lives within the community. * To provide healthcare services in a fiscally responsible manner which contribute to the physical, psychological, social and spiritual well being of the patients and community which it serves. * To provide assistance to the whole person in a Catholic spirit of equality and interfaith serving all regardless of age, color, creed or gender. * To carry on educational and research activities related to the provision of care to the sick and injured or related to the promotion of health.

Nyack Hospital 160 North Midland Avenue Nyack, NY 10960

Slogan / Motto Exceptional skill. Extraordinary care.

Description Based in Rockland County, NY, Nyack Hospital is a community acute care medical and surgical hospital. Besides being a member of NewYork-Presbyterian Healthcare System and an Affiliate of Columbia University College of Physicians & Surgeons, the Nyack Hospital is particularly known for its Vascular Center, wherein advanced techniques and technology are being used to treat vascular ailments.

Mission Statement The mission of Nyack Hospital is to provide competent, innovative, and accessible emergency and acute care services for the residents of Rockland County. We are caring people operating an extraordinary community hospital. Vision. In its second century of service, Nyack Hospital and NewYork-Presbyterian Healthcare System will set the pace for sophisticated care in Rockland County. Getting better means all of us will be responsible for taking great care of our patients, each other, and our hospital.

Middlesex Hospital 28 Crescent Street Middletown, CT 06457

Slogan / Motto Healthcare the way you prescribe it.

Description Middlesex Hospital is a non-profit organization geared towards providing inpatient and outpatient healthcare services to people in the Greater Middlesex County. They have more than 30 inpatient, outpatient, primary care and emergency facilities and over 350 active physicians on staff having different specializations.

Mission Statement The mission of Middlesex Health System is to improve the health of the people and communities we serve and to manage illness with skill and compassion. The mission of Middlesex Health Services is to sponsor high quality healthcare-related services that are complementary to those offered by Middlesex Hospital. Middlesex Health Services is a not-for-profit entity. The mission of Middlesex Health Resources is to sponsor high quality healthcare-related services that are complementary to those offered by Middlesex Hospital. Middlesex Health Resources is a for-profit entity, and the Company is involved in the ownership of hospital-related real estate, a hospital collection agency and a home infusion business.

Pennsylvania Hospital 800 Spruce Street Philadelphia, PA 19107

Description Pennsylvania Hospital provides diagnostic and therapeutic medical services to the residents of Philadelphia. As part of the University of Pennsylvania Health System, it also serves as a teaching and clinical research institution.

Mission Statement We believe that Pennsylvania Hospital, the nation’s first hospital, has a responsibility to: Ensure access to superior quality integrated health care for our community and expand access for underserved populations within the community. Create a supportive team environment for patients, employees, and clinical staff. Foster learning and growth through comprehensive academic and educational relationships. Exhibit stewardship and creativity in the management of all available resources

Clinton Hospital 201 Highland Street, Clinton, MA 01510

Slogan / Motto A member of UMass Memorial Health Care

Description Clinton Hospital is a nonprofit, acute care community hospital which offers healthcare services in Clinton and the nearby towns. It has been a member of UMass Memorial Health Care since 1996 and is recognized as a primary stroke service facility by the Massachusetts Department of Public Health.

Mission Statement As a member of a progressive health care system, we deliver high quality comprehensive services to the local and extended community with excellence, compassion and competence.

Greenwich Health Care Services, Inc. 5 Perryridge Road, Greenwich CT 06830

Description In 1903, the Greenwich Hospital was established by husband and wife physicians who felt that the Connecticut community needed a hospital. The Greenwich Hospital offers healthcare services, both in-patient and out-patient to the people in Greenwich and the nearby communities.

Mission Statement Greenwich Health Care Services, Inc., a member of the Yale New Haven Health System is the parent entity overseeing Greenwich Hospital, Greenwich Health Services, Inc. and the Perryridge Corporation. Greenwich Hospital is a community hospital dedicated to providing quality, value driven health care to all we serve. Individuals within the communities we serve are assured access to quality health care regardless of ability to pay. Inherent in all patient care services decisions is an emphasis on flexibility to allow for changes as health care delivery and community needs require. The hospital is committed to financial stability through efficient service and competitive pricing. Greenwich Health Services, Inc. is committed to developing and maintaining physician practices in communities outside of Greenwich so residents of those communities have convenient access to the services of the Greenwich medical community. The Perryridge Corporation owns and operates the Sherman and Gloria H. Cohen Pavilion. Greenwich Health Care Services, Inc. is committed to operating in an environment of continuous quality improvement. As a community health care services provider, we remain attentive to the health and well-being of those we serve through education, outreach, and other innovative services. Greenwich Health Care Services, Inc. maintains high standards by: recruiting and retaining excellent staff, physicians, dentists and volunteers; providing leadership through practice, education and research; affiliating with renowned institutions of higher learning; offering technological advances and modern facilities. Greenwich Health Care Services, Inc. will initiate, develop and maintain high quality health care service, provide educational programs for health professionals and for the public, and participate in programs of clinical research. At the same time, Greenwich Health Care Services, Inc. will strive to reduce the cost and improve the efficiency of health care. The Board of Directors sets policy and oversees the direction of the institution and the utilization of its resources. The Board of Directors holds administration accountable for policy implementation, sound business practices and fiscal responsibility. Annual assessment of its mission enables Greenwich Health Care Services, Inc. to ensure a continuing meaningful commitment to its community.

East Tennessee Children’s Hospital 2018 Clinch Avenue Knoxville, TN 37901-5010

Description The East Tennessee Children’s Hospital is a private, independent, nonprofit pediatric medical center catering to infants, children and adolescents from East Tennessee, Southeastern Kentucky and Southwestern Virginia. Located in Knoxville, it provides rehabilitation for pediatric polio patients and is certified by the state of Tennessee as the only Comprehensive Regional Pediatric Center in East Tennessee.

Mission Statement The mission of the hospital is to improve the health of children through: Delivery of Care To provide a concentration of skills and resources necessary to the diagnosis and treatment of children from the period before birth through adolescence; To provide comprehensive pediatric health care services regardless of race, religion, national origin, gender or ability to pay; To provide a pediatric referral center offering needed medical and surgical specialties; To provide a children’s medical center program which delivers comprehensive pediatric hospital care, ambulatory care, and home health services; To provide high quality, safe, clinical care and patient service in an environment that is supportive of child/family-centered care; To be a cost effective provider of high quality pediatric health care; Education To participate in conducting education programs for pediatric health care professionals; To conduct parent and public education programs conducive to the prevention of illness in children and to the early recognition of need for health services; Research To accelerate the accumulation of knowledge necessary to the prevention or therapeutic management of the diseases of children through clinical research; Community Involvement To be responsive to the community for health education, planning, and program development in cooperation with appropriate community authorities.

Miami Children’s Hospital 3100 S.W. 62nd Avenue Miami, Florida 33155

Slogan / Motto We’re here for the children.

Description The Miami Children’s Hospital specializes in pediatric medicine and offers healthcare and rehabilitation services to infants, children and adolescents. It has more than 600 physicians and over 130 pediatric sub-specialists on staff. Being a world leader in medical education, it is recognized as the largest free-standing pediatric teaching hospital in the Southeastern United States and is South Florida’s only licensed specialty hospital that is exclusive for children.

Mission Statement To provide excellent family centered health care to children in an academic environment that meets or exceeds the expectations of those we serve and educate. To collaborate with others in our community to improve the health status of children.