Mercy San Juan Medical Center Certified as One of America’s Healing Hospitals™ By Erie Chapman Foundation


The hospital has been recognized for successfully creating a culture of Radical Loving Care that emphasizes high competence and deep compassion by every caregiver.

NASHVILLE (February 18, 2020) – Erie Chapman Foundation, Nashville, Tennessee, has announced that Mercy San Juan Medical Center, Sacramento (part of the Dignity Health network) has been awarded Healing Hospital CertificationTM (Bronze) for 2019. The recognition was announced January 31, 2020 at a special ceremony at the hospital and will be published in the Journal of Sacred Work this week.  

“According to Foundation President Erie Chapman, “Mercy San Juan has been recognized for successfully creating a culture of Radical Loving CareTM that emphasizes high competence and deep compassion by every caregiver. This medical center has made major improvements in three areas: clinical quality, patient satisfaction and continuing improvements in budget performance. This is a challenging trifecta. Congratulations to every caregiver on this wonderful accomplishment.”

Michael Korpiel, President of Mercy San Juan Medical Center said, “As part of a faith-based system we are thrilled by this recognition. Every one of our employees is a caregiver and thus credit goes to each team member for integrating loving care into the culture of this organization. As a team, we believe loving care is an essential part of the healing process.”

Laurie Harting, CEO of Dignity Health’s Sacramento Division, said, “Our entire system is about mission excellence and we are grateful that Mercy San Juan Medical Center has received this national recognition. Congratulations to Michael and his team.”

Erie Chapman Foundation is a charitable trust that supports Radical Loving Care in hospitals, hospices and in the arts. Hospitals are evaluated on a wide range of criteria including whether each caregiver can pass what the Foundation calls The Mother TestTM. To pass, leaders must show that caregivers are delivering the loving support they would want for their mother.

Healing Hospital recognition has gone to a diverse range of hospitals including, The Cleveland Clinic, Parrish Medical Center, Bingham Memorial, Boston’s Beth Israel, Mercy Gilbert, Baylor, Scott & White (Grapevine), Baptist-Saint Thomas Hospital & The Mayo Clinic.

About Dignity Health

Dignity Health, one of the nation’s largest health care systems, is a multi-state network of 10,000 physicians, more than 60,000 employees, 41 acute care hospitals, and 400-plus care-centers including neighborhood hospitals, urgent care, surgery and imaging centers, home health, and primary care clinics. Headquartered in San Francisco, Dignity Health is dedicated to providing compassionate, high-quality, and affordable patient-centered care with special attention to the poor and underserved. In FY 2019, Dignity Health provided more than $1.1 billion in patient financial assistance, unreimbursed costs of Medicaid, community health improvement services, and other community benefits. For more information, please visit our website at www.dignityhealth.org.

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