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Dignity Health - Methodist Hospital of Sacramento

A Tradition of Personal Care and Local Commitment
The opening of Methodist Hospital in 1973 was a culmination of a decade-long effort to expand health care services for a rural community in need. When Methodist Hospital opened its doors, the City of Sacramento found a solution to the overall bed shortage and the pressing problem of not having a local hospital in the south part of town.

In a letter signed by the State of California Governor's Office Edmund G. Brown, dated May 18, 1965, founder, Justice Frank K. Richardson, was commended for his efforts to establish a hospital under the auspices of the Methodist Church. In the letter, Governor Brown, expressed his concern for the welfare of the sick and injured citizens as the rapid growth in population far outstripped the expansion of the total hospital capability of the area. "Your plans for prompt construction of 169 acute beds in the South Area will be a major step toward relieving the pressure on existing hospitals and reducing the overall bed shortage ... I heartily commend your group for its ambitious and imaginative approach toward the solution of a pressing community problem."

In 1993, Methodist Hospital signed an affiliation agreement with Mercy Healthcare Sacramento. The affiliation allowed Methodist Hospital to continue its commitment to providing care to a growing community while also enhancing services such as cardiac care and trauma through other Mercy hospitals in the Sacramento Valley.
As our many long-term employees agree, Methodist Hospital offers an exceptional work environment. Our staff enjoys a close-knit, family-oriented atmosphere, diversity, and a commitment of caring for the under-privileged. Further, they know that we make decisions based on what's best for our patients and our staff. Our employees are hard working and productive, and because we provide a wide range of services, we appreciate the importance of each person. You'll be valued and respected for your contributions, your skills, and your unique perspective on how to best serve the people in our community.
Methodist Hospital provides a comprehensive benefits package to contribute to the well being of all our employees, including: • Free Medical, Dental and Vision plan for full- and part-time employees and family • Life, AD&D and long term Disability Insurance • 100% Employer Paid Retirement Plan • Supplemental Retirement Plan (403B-tax deferred with employer contribution) • Medical Retiree Benefits • Generous and separate Paid Time Off (PTO) and Sick Leave • Tuition Reimbursement • Employee Referral Program
Career Opportunities
Diversity at Dignity Health is integral to achieving our vision of excellence. Recognizing that a blend of different ideas will make us stronger and better able to help others, we seek out professionals with unique backgrounds, skills, languages, and perspectives to join our teams. We truly believe that our individual differences are as valuable as our shared goals.

Dignity Health is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Dignity Health does not discriminate on the basis of race, gender, marital status, national origin, religion or veteran status. We value the contributions of a diverse workforce and are committed to seeking qualified, diverse candidates.

Beyond Celebrating Differences
We also believe that real diversity means more than celebrating differences. We encourage our teams to honor the full spirit of diversity by:

* Listening to new ideas and finding ways to meld unique viewpoints into a stronger workplace culture and enhanced programs of care

* Promoting behaviors that support an atmosphere of fairness and inclusion

* Recognizing team and individual achievements

* Encouraging our leaders to listen actively

* Providing professional opportunities for all employees

Opportunity Without Barriers
As part of our diversity commitment, we practice equal employment opportunity for applicants and employees. Dignity Health voluntarily supports affirmative action in the recruitment, selection, and advancement of qualified women, minorities, individuals with disabilities, and veterans and works vigilantly to ensure that our employment practices are free of bias and barriers to inclusion and comply with all laws prohibiting discrimination in employment.

Further, our decisions about the terms and conditions of employment--including recruitment, hiring, training, promotion, transfers, discipline, layoff, and recall--are in accordance with Dignity Health's principles of non-discrimination.
Our Mission
Dignity Health and our Sponsoring Congregations are committed to furthering the healing ministry of Jesus. We dedicate our resources to:

Delivering compassionate, high-quality, affordable health services;
Serving and advocating for our sisters and brothers who are poor and disenfranchised; and
Partnering with others in the community to improve the quality of life
Our Vision
Dignity Health, serving the Western United States, strives to be a spiritually oriented and community focused health care system passionate about improving patient care, enhancing work life quality and collaborating with others to create a just health system.


Our Values
Dignity Health is committed to providing high-quality, affordable healthcare to the communities we serve. Above all else we value:

Dignity - Respecting the inherent value and worth of each person.
Collaboration - Working together with people who support common values and vision to achieve shared goals.
Justice - Advocating for social change and acting in ways that promote respect for all persons and demonstrate compassion for our sisters and brothers who are powerless.
Stewardship - Cultivating the resources entrusted to us to promote healing and wholeness.
Excellence - Exceeding expectations through teamwork and innovation.
Our Hometown
From a small agrarian population deeply attached to rural values, the south Sacramento region has grown over the past 30 years to become a vibrant community full of young families. Today, southern Sacramento offers the best of two worlds. People here enjoy the benefits of nearby Sacramento, but live in a beautiful suburban setting that makes it easy to relax and forget the stresses of the big city.

For outdoor adventures, residents visit the wilderness areas of Stone Lakes Refuge, Cosumnes River Preserve, and Laguna Creek Parkway, a 13-mile waterway featuring wetlands, open space, hiking and riding trails, fishing and bird watching. Two golf courses, three health clubs, and 41 parks provide athletic outlets, and movie theatres, restaurants and shopping ensure plenty of leisure entertainment.

An excellent, highly-desired school district feeds into the Consumnes River College, which offers both vocational training and a transfer program to four-year universities, such as nearby California State University, Sacramento and the University of Davis, California.

The Sacramento International Airport is only 25 miles north of Elk Grove, and an excellent freeway system puts our community within easy driving distance of the Bay Area to the west and great mountain skiing to the east.
Meet an Employee
Clinical Engineering Department Manager
Dignity Health, System Office

Ron helps steward the financial resources of the organization through the equipment purchases he makes. As a hands-on manager, he makes it his business to truly understand the equipment he requisitions, and uses his own technical knowledge wherever possible, even converting Personal Digital Assistance devices into a work order tracking system that has saved the hospitals the cost of staff time. Ron’s blend of technical know-how and astute management was recognized with a 2004 Values In Action award, the award that recognizes Dignity Health employees who embody our mission and values.