Spiritual well-being has been at the core of The Deaconess mission from its beginning. Our care and concern for persons as they gain years of life reaches beyond physical and emotional issues to the eternal significance and worth of everyone. One definition is as follows: "Spiritual well-being is the affirmation of life in a relationship with God, self, community and environment that nurtures and celebrates wholeness." To that end, a resident Chaplain is part of the staff at many of our communities and ecumenical/ inter-faith religious nurture and experience is provided to residents, families, and employees.
Core Value Statement
Deaconess Abundant Life:
Cares compassionately for our residents, staff, volunteers, and their families while sharing
Abundant life with an attitude of joy, hope and commitment;
Reaching out to our community with a holisitc focus on body, mind and spirit in an
Environment which leads to continued excellence and financial strength as we
Strive for new and innovative ways to better server older adults.
Where do we want to be? Deaconess is the recognized leader in providing high quality and highly-valued care, creating our future in partnership with the communities we serve.
What do we have to do? Deaconess will effectively use our human and financial resources and will search for new opportunities to provide high quality and highly-valued care that exceeds the expectations of those we serve.
How do we intend to do it? Deaconess will strive to (1) continually learn the changing needs of our customers and stakeholders, (2) discover innovative ways to utilize our resources to exceed their needs, and (3) grow in its ability to create, and respond to, future opportunities to serve our communities, and (4) maintain our financial strength.