Services for Catholic Healthcare Organizations

The services provided by JMJ are developed and delivered to help lessen the challenges of the business imperatives of Catholic healthcare organizations in order to enhance their ministry. The Catholic Health Association (CHA) defines the core commitments of ministry to promote and defend human dignity; attend to the whole person; care for the poor and vulnerable persons; promote the common good; act on behalf of justices; steward resources and act in community with the church. Catholic health care is guided by the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops "The Ethical and Religious Directives for Catholic Health Services (ERDs), Fourth Edition." The 72 directives outlined (http://www.usccb.org/bishops/directives.shtml) focus on The Social Responsibility of Catholic Health Care Services, The Pastoral and Spiritual Responsibility of Catholic Health Care, The Professional-Patient Relationship, Issues in Care for the Beginning of Life, Issues in Care for the Dying and Forming New Partnerships with Health Care Organizations and Providers. JMJ will help organizations incorporate these directions into their business practices.