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Two legacies of caring—one ministry of change


We have a strong legacy of caring for the underserved, and our mission compels us to advance social justice for all. Formed in 2019 through the combination of Catholic Health Initiatives and Dignity Health, CommonSpirit Health is one of the nation’s largest nonprofit health systems. Today, CommonSpirit is supported by 150,000 health care professionals across the country, with 25,000 physicians and more than 40,000 nurses who strive to continue that mission.

The CommonSpirit name was inspired by scripture: “Now to each one the manifestation of the Spirit is given for the common good” (1 Corinthians 12:7 NIV). Those words motivate and guide us every day. They celebrate the healing gift of compassion that God gives to us all, and they remind us of our calling to serve the common good.

Carrying on a legacy of women religious

The participating congregations behind CommonSpirit Health:

  • Benedictine Sisters of Annunciation Monastery
  • Benedictine Sisters of Mother of God Monastery
  • The Congregation of the Sisters of Charity of the Incarnate Word
  • Dominican Sisters of Peace
  • Dominican Sisters of San Rafael
  • Dominican Sisters of St. Catherine of Siena
  • Franciscan Sisters of Little Falls, Minnesota
  • Sisters of Charity of Cincinnati
  • Sisters of Charity of Nazareth
  • Sisters of Mercy of the Americas, West Midwest Community
  • The Sisters of St. Dominic, Congregation of the Most Holy Rosary
  • Sisters of St. Francis of Colorado Springs
  • Sisters of St. Francis of Penance and Christian Charity, St. Francis Province
  • Sisters of St. Francis of Philadelphia
  • Sisters of St. Francis of the Immaculate Heart of Mary
  • Sisters of the Presentation of the Blessed Virgin Mary
  • Sylvania Franciscans
  • Third Order of St. Dominic, Congregation of the Most Holy Name