St. Francis Medical Center (SFMC) exists to serve the healthcare and social needs: body, mind, and spirit of the communities of Southeast Los Angeles. St. Francis Medical Center is founded upon and advances the healing ministry of Christ in the tradition of service established by St. Vincent de Paul, St. Louise de Marillac and St. Elizabeth Ann Seton. We are also a part of the Daughters of Charity Health System in California.
Our vision is to be a values-driven integrated healthcare delivery system in collaboration with those who share our values. We promote the full development of the human person, preservation of health and well-being of the community, and just reimbursement for these services.
Reflecting the guiding principle of the Daughters of Charity — serving the sick poor, no ill or injured man, woman or child is ever turned away because of the inability to pay for needed care. Philanthropic endeavors focus on nurturing healthy children and families, building self-sufficiency, and achieving excellence in facilities and technology with the ultimate goal of enhancing the health of its community.
We provide patient-centered, economical health services with a special concern for the sick poor and their families. We operate a 384-bed acute care hospital, six community-based health clinics, and the largest and busiest private emergency trauma center in Los Angeles County — treating 69,000 children and adults each year. Last year, more than 6,000 babies were born at SFMC’s Family Life Center, with 775 babies cared for in our state-of-the-art Neonatal Intensive Care Center. Our Healthy Community Initiatives bring healthcare services to children and families in their schools and neighborhoods. In addition, we operate the Children’s Counseling Center for abused and neglected children, St. Francis Career College, and a broad range of educational and community services programs.
In the spirit of our founders, St. Vincent de Paul, St. Louise de Marillac, and St. Elizabeth Ann Seton, the Daughters of Charity Health System is committed to serving the sick and the poor. With Jesus Christ as our model, we advance and strengthen the healing mission of the Catholic Church by providing comprehensive, excellent healthcare that is compassionate and attentive to the whole person: body, mind and spirit. We promote healthy families, responsible stewardship of the environment, and a just society through value-based relationships and community-based collaboration.
To fulfill the medical center’s mission, the associates, medical staff and volunteers are guided by and demonstrate the following values:
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