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Dignity Health

Dignity Health was founded in 1986 when the Sisters of Mercy Burlingame Regional Community and the Sisters of Mercy Auburn Regional Community merged their health care ministries into one organization. The Sisters forged this union to enhance their charitable capabilities, expand the Catholic health care ministry, and promote social justice.

Since 1986, other congregations and their health care ministries, as well as non-Catholic community hospitals have joined Dignity Health. In addition to the two Sisters of Mercy congregations, Dignity Health is now sponsored by the Sisters of St. Dominic of Adrian, Michigan; the Sisters of Charity of the Incarnate Word in Houston, Texas; the Dominican Sisters of San Rafael, California; the Dominican Sisters of Kenosha, Wisconsin; and the Sisters of St. Francis of Penance and Christian Charity in Redwood City, California.

Many hospitals in the Dignity Health family have been serving their communities for well over 100 years. This year, Dignity Health is celebrating the 150th anniversary of the arrival of the Sisters of Mercy to San Francisco. The determination and compassion of the eight Sisters who provided nursing care to a city devastated by cholera, typhoid and smallpox, lives on through the committed Dignity Health employees, physicians and volunteers who perform extraordinary acts of healing everyday.


Because we value your hard work, we work hard to design competitive compensation packages that provide for your well being on and off the job. Each facility offers a unique compensation package that may include extra benefits, as well as sign-on bonuses for selected positions. Please consult with an onsite benefits specialist for details. In general, our benefits packages include: Health and Well Being Benefits Medical, dental, and vision insurance Life and AD&D insurance Long-term disability Sick leave/short-term disability Employee assistance program Flexible spending accounts (dependent care and healthcare) Employee recognition program Retirement Benefits Retirement plan Supplemental retirement plan (tax deferred) Paid time off for holidays Jury duty pay Continuing education time Leaves of absence (family care, bereavement, etc.)


We are committed to delivering compassionate, high-quality, affordable health care services in a compassionate environment that is attuned to every patient's physical, mental and spiritual needs. The Dignity Health network of nearly 7,500 physicians and approximately 40,000 employees provides quality health care services during more than four million patient visits annually. In 2004, Dignity Health provided more than $566 million in community benefit and free care for the poor.


A growing and diversified health care ministry distinguished by excellent quality and committed to expanding access to those in need.


Dignity Health (Dignity Health), headquartered in San Francisco, Calif., is a system of 40 hospitals and medical centers in California, Arizona and Nevada. Founded in 1986, Dignity Health is the eighth largest hospital system in the nation and the largest not-for-profit hospital provider in California.