Faith Community Hospital is a broadly diversified supplier of healthcare needs to their community. The mission statement that forms the foundation of the care to be provide is: "With the foundation and commitment of our spiritual heritage and values, our mission is to promote the health and well-being of the people in the communities we serve through a comprehensive continuum of services provided in collaboration with the partners who share the same vision and values."
The hospital has a multitude of interpretations of this mission statement being made from all of our stakeholder groups and few of the Faith Community members and partners seem to be enamored by the mission statement. The religious heritage and commitment of Faith Community to the public is well know, and this openness attracts a wide variety of stakeholders - Board of Directors, staff, patients, as well as family members. The uncertainty of whether these stakeholders understand or realize the mission statement and the differences that is between ethics, laws, beliefs, and oaths.
If the stakeholders understand the above, how many can or will except the fact that Faith Community draw our value lines at diverse junctures when it comes to execution of the mission statement. Faith Community is having a problem of drawing a definitive line between what services or medical interventions, conflict with the religious beliefs or personal moral convictions of all our stakeholders. Faith Community has had several situations arise that have brought these issues to bear. This has led to situations where the hospital has been accused of not providing the necessary services when these actions were done in agreement with the patients. Faith Community has also had conflicts when the staff has performed service or not performed services because of their own personal believe.
Faith Community is dedicated...