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Our Mission, Vision & Values

Our Beginning

"For three years we dreamed, prayed, talked hospital,
but the signs of promising interest did not develop rapidly.
Finally, the sick and suffering in Abilene needing the strong helping hand of a hospital,
and the conviction of the community
and Baptist brotherhood to fulfiill the call of a healing ministry ...
led to the opening of the West Texas Baptist Sanitarium,
a Christian hospital, September 15, 1924."
Millard A. Jenkens "Baptist Hospital Beginnings"

Our Mission and Vision

Our Mission

To deliver high quality healthcare emphasizing excellence and compassion consistent with the healing ministry of Jesus Christ.

Our Vision

To be the leading healthcare provider of choice, in our region and beyond, recognized for enhancing quality, expanding access and excelling in patient engagement.

Our Values

Our Core Values

As employees of Hendrick Medical Center, we work together to fulfill our mission by living these values:


Reflect honesty, transparency and trust; do what is right all the time


Value our diverse talents, backgrounds, ideas and experiences to improve outcomes and create solutions


Treat patients with dignity, sensitivity and empathy


Demonstrate efficient stewardship of our resources that consistently results in quality improvement and outstanding customer service


Expect the best possible outcomes while performing responsibilities and interacting with patients, visitors and fellow employees


Cultivate an environment of commitment, communication, personal and professional growth, and a shared vision for success