• In the Loop: Servant Leadership, Mayo Values and a Message From the Pope

John Murphy, Public Affairs specialist, Washington D.C.Mayo Clinic employee John Murphy learned two weeks ago he was going to see Pope Francis address a joint meeting of Congress. He was interested in the pontiff's message because of his work with the Mayo Clinic Values Council, which promotes Mayo Clinic values and perpetuates the Franciscan legacy on its Saint Marys campus, and also as part of his personal values journey.

Murphy plans to incorporate some of what he heard and observed into a presentation on servant leadership and what it means to be a leader at Mayo Clinic. He and others will use the presentation to "spread the good news of Mayo values" throughout the organization. Read his story In the Loop.

Mayo Clinic Mission and Values

  • Mission: To inspire hope and contribute to health and well-being by providing the best care to every patient through integrated clinical practice, education and research.
  • Primary value: The needs of the patient come first.
  • Value statements: These values, which guide Mayo Clinic's mission to this day, are an expression of the vision and intent of our founders, the original Mayo physicians and the Sisters of Saint Francis.  See the full list of Mayo values.


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