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Our Mission

Mission Statement

We, Loyola Medicine, a regional health ministry of Trinity Health, serve together in the spirit of the Gospel as a compassionate and transforming healing presence within our communities.

Loyola Medicine is committed to excellence in patient care and the education of health professionals. We believe that our Catholic heritage and Jesuit traditions of ethical behavior, academic distinction, and scientific research lead to new knowledge and advance our healing mission in the communities we serve. We believe that thoughtful stewardship, learning and constant reflection on experience improve all we do as we strive to provide the highest quality health care.

We believe in God’s presence in all our work. Through our care, concern, respect and cooperation, we demonstrate this belief to our patients and families, our students and each other. To fulfill our mission we foster an environment that encourages innovation, embraces diversity, respects life, and values human dignity.

We are committed to going beyond the treatment of disease. We also treat the human spirit.

Learn more about Trinity Health's mission and core values.

Our Brand Promise

The people of Loyola promise patients that we go beyond the illness to treat the whole person.

Jesuit Foundation

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

The Jesuit Difference

Loyola University Medical Center—our academic hospital—was formed and inspired by the vision of St. Ignatius of Loyola, founder of the Jesuits and our namesake; he 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."®This claim 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 to describe an unrelenting desire to do better and be better in all they that they do. At Loyola, this commitment to unceasing improvement shapes our dedication to patient care, clinical research and our educational mission to train the next generation of doctors and scientists capable of "treating the human spirit."