Our Mission and Spirituality
The Mission of Catholic Health Initiatives is to nurture the healing ministry of the Church, supported by education and research. Fidelity to the Gospel urges us to emphasize human dignity and social justice as we create healthier communities.
Spirituality and prayer provide the foundation for the healing work performed at CHI Health St. Elizabeth. The Sisters of St. Francis of Perpetual Adoration began a tradition of Catholic care when they opened Lincoln’s first hospital in 1889.
Today’s healing environment and compassionate staff address each patient’s spiritual and emotional needs as well as physical needs. Pastoral Care services are also available upon request around the clock to help meet the spiritual needs of patients and their loved ones.