Disaster Resource Center
End of Life Option Act
Mission, Vision & Values
For Physicians & Residents
It is the policy of Dignity Health and St. Mary Medical Center not to:
And we make this policy whether carried out by Dignity Health directly or through a contractor or any other entity with whom Dignity Health arranges to carry out its programs and activities.
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End Of Life Option Act
Mission Vision Values
At Dignity Health, a key part of our mission is supporting the health of our communities in meaningful, measurable ways. It is also part of our mandate as a non-profit healthcare provider under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act.
St. Mary has many accolades to its credit including being an UCLA-affiliated Medical Education Program and historically being rated the Best Hospital in Long Beach in the areas of cardiac care, stroke care and women’s services, according to a major third-party company.
St. Mary 's Hospital was founded by the Sisters of Charity of the Incarnate Word in 1923 to expand the call of Bishop Dubuis to minister to "Our Lord Jesus Christ suffering in the persons of a multitude of sick and infirm of every kind who seek relief at your hands."
Death is a sacred part of life's journey; we will intentionally neither hasten nor delay it. For this reason, physician-assisted suicide is not part of Dignity Health's mission.
Dignity Health is committed to furthering the healing ministry of Jesus, and to providing high-quality, affordable health care to the communities we serve.
St. Mary Medical Center is the Los Angeles County Disaster Resource Center for the greater Long Beach area.