I'm going anon because it just seems prudent but I'm a regular so don't yell at me.
I recently left a huge, urban hospital and am now employed by a small, Catholic hospital in the burbs.
Today I went for my new hire physical and all that jazz and they gave me my employee handbook. In reading the mission statement, this caught my eye:
"We believe in the dignity, uniqueness and worth of each individual and his God-given rights, and in the value of the family as an essential unit of society. Within the limits of our resources, we offer health services to all regardless of race, creed, color or financial status"
It has been so long since I've seen anything that specifically leaves out sexual orientation that I was taken aback. On the very long commute home, I wondered how any hospital (especially one steeped so heavily in Christianity) could so very clearly exclude a segment of the population from their mission statement with regard to healing.
Secondarily, I wonder how any hospital that accepts government monies (think Medicare/Medicaid) could be so cavalier regarding their exclusionary philosophy.
I get that this is a Catholic hospital and I get that there are doctrinal issues that are going to cross over. I wouldn't expect them to do abortions or anything else of that nature but this was interesting to me. I'd love to hear your views on this.
(If you think I should recat, just let me know)
Asked by Anonymous at 6:12 PM on Jul. 17, 2013 in Religious Debate
Answer by sahmamax2 at 7:55 PM on Jul. 17, 2013
Answer by KristiS11384 at 6:36 PM on Jul. 17, 2013
Answer by 3libras at 6:56 PM on Jul. 17, 2013
Answer by wendythewriter at 6:35 PM on Jul. 17, 2013
Answer by 3libras at 6:37 PM on Jul. 17, 2013
Answer by jeanclaudia at 7:14 PM on Jul. 17, 2013