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Our Jesuit Mission and Identity

"Love is shown more in deeds than in words."    
— St. Ignatius of Loyola

The Jesuit Difference

We are formed and inspired by the vision of St. Ignatius of Loyola, founder of the Jesuits and our namesake, who insisted that every work the Jesuits undertake, whether in education or healthcare, ultimately must be aimed at "the care of souls" — human beings in body, mind and spirit. 

'We Also Treat the Human Spirit'

It is from Ignatius's call that we take our tagline, "We also treat the human spirit," a claim that calls upon us to see one another and our patients and families as persons deserving of the utmost respect, filled with inherent dignity, for whom we have the privilege of caring. At Loyola, you are not only a patient but also a person. 

Our Magis Standard

We hold ourselves accountable to this commitment to patient care through our Magis Standard, our values statement that calls us to be our very best by placing ourselves at the service of four values: care, concern, respect, and cooperation. The Latin word Magis means "more," and the Jesuits use this notion of the more to describe an unrelenting desire to do better and be better in all they that they do. Here at Loyola, this commitment to unceasing improvement shapes our commitment to patient care, clinical research, and our educational mission to train the next generation of doctors and scientists capable of "treating the human spirit."

'The Patient is at the Center of Everything We Do'

Shaped by our Magis Standard and called to see and treat the human spirit, our work finds its definitive focus by placing the patient at the center of everything we do. This commitment charts our course, focuses our energy, and offers you a healthcare system that places itself at the service of your needs. Welcome to Loyola University Health System.