THE CORPORATE RESPONSIBILITY PROGRAM
The Corporate Responsibility Program of Villa St. Francis flows from the broader mission of Felician Services, Inc., to empower, challenge and support leadership to further the spiritual renewal of society. Felician Services, Inc., as the Corporate Member of the Villa St. Francis, has the responsibility to ensure the Our Lady of Hope Provincial Council that all Felician-Sponsored Ministries enhance the quality of life, dignity, and well being of individuals who need and access their programs and services. This obligation calls for us to create more equitable, just, accessible, effective and efficient systems, and to act in ways that will merit the trust, confidence, and respect of the communities we serve. In doing so, we honor the Mission, Core Values, and ethics of our sponsors, the Felician Sisters.
The Corporate Responsibility Program includes the following components:
- Felician Core Values for Ministry – Help clarify our Mission and Values and constitutes our code of ethical behavior
- Standards of Conduct – Make us aware of expected conduct
- Reporting and Investigation Process
- Summary of Regulatory Compliance – Explains significant laws and regulations to which we must adhere
FELICIAN CORE VALUES FOR MINISTRY
The Felician Core Values for Ministry support the Felician Mission and describe some specific ways that demonstrate our values in action as a ministry of the Catholic Church. When we do this, we improve the human condition, repair social conditions that hinder fullness of life, and respond to the needs of the whole person. These are the foundation from which all decisions, actions and behaviors flow.
RESPECT FOR HUMAN DIGNITY: Our reverence for and commitment to promoting and protecting the dignity of persons.
COMPASSION: An empathetic consciousness of others expressed in caring service.
TRANSFORMATION: The process that encourages an open mind and heart, leading to continuous improvement of the person and ministry.
SOLIDARITY WITH THE POOR: Ensuring the needs of the poor and vulnerable are met through advocacy and action.
JUSTICE AND PEACE: Forging right relationships… re-creating a sustainable environment… promoting the common good… all in the pursuit of peace.
This is a brief summary of the Corporate Responsibility Program of Villa St. Francis. Again, first and foremost, we want to provide quality services to our residents and their families. We also wish to do this in keeping with our Mission and Core Values and within all legal requirements imposed upon us by any outside source. This handbook and the Corporate Responsibility Program of Villa St. Francis, reflect the way we normally do business. It is nothing new. It simply formalizes what we have been doing in some informal way for a long time.
Your obligations are to:
- Act in ways that are consistent with the processes designed in your area of responsibility.
- Question any process that you do not understand or that you think raises mission, ethical, legal or business issues.
- Discuss these issues with your supervisor, Administrator, Human Resource Manager, or the Corporate Responsibility Officer. Or, you may contact the VP of Corporate Responsibility at Felician Services. If all of these avenues fail to meet your needs or if for some reason you are uncomfortable with any of them, please use the Corporate Responsibility Help Line.
- No bad consequences will happen to you for raising questions or issues that you think are problematic. It is your obligation. However, disciplinary action may be taken for those individuals who engage in illegal, unethical, or improper activities.
- Should you experience disciplinary procedures, an appeals process is available to you. Please contact your supervisor or Human Resources Manager to discuss this process.
- Any suggestion related to quality improvement processes in work endeavors in which you are engaged will be warmly welcomed.
- The policies and procedures reflected in this handbook are all in the Villa St. Francis Corporate Responsibility Program.
- Everything in this process is designed to help us provide excellent, quality services to those who seek our services, as well as to conform to applicable regulatory and legal requirements.
Should you have any questions, please feel free to contact the administrator or the Corporate Responsibility Officer.