About St. Joseph Health, St. Mary
Each year almost every family in our community is touched by one or more
of the services offered by St. Mary Medical Center, ranging from wellness
and prevention programs to state-of-the-art diagnostic, medical and surgical
For 60 years, St. Mary Medical Center has grown to become a leader in
medical excellence by continuing to plan and innovate for the future.
Progressing from a small facility in 1956 to the comprehensive, 212-bed
hospital it is today, St. Mary Medical Center’s dedication to serving
the public has remained intrinsic to its core values of Hospitality, Dignity,
Justice, Service and Excellence. At St. Mary Medical Center, community
focus is approached on a person-by-person basis and is ever present in
the staff’s total-care philosophy. In the spirit of healing, SMMC
provides health care for each patient, addressing and answering patient’s
needs individually as valued members of the community.
St. Mary Medical Center, fully accredited by the Joint Commission on Accreditation
of Health Care Organizations, is one of the High Desert's fully accredited
cardiovascular surgery program and the area's only Level II Neonatal
Intensive Care Unit.
Our Medical Staff is made up of more than 300 High Desert doctors. These
physicians provide services in a multitude of disciplines including pediatrics,
oncology, cardiology, family medicine, internal medicine, obstetrics and
more. Physicians on staff at St. Mary have offices throughout the Victor
Valley and San Bernardino and Riverside counties.
To learn more about our great medical staff, please enjoy these wonderful
comments recognizing the physicians in honor of Doctors' Day.
St. Joseph Health
St. Mary Medical Center is part of
St. Joseph Health. The facilities that comprise the system offer a wide variety of services
within each of three regions: Northern California, Southern California
and West Texas/Eastern New Mexico.
To extend the healing ministry of Jesus in the tradition of the Sisters
of St. Joseph of Orange by continually improving the health and quality
of life of people in the communities we serve.
We bring people together to provide compassionate care, promote health
improvement and create healthy communities.
Hospitality holds the promise of sharing the best of what we have expressed
through our core values of Hospitality, Dignity, Justice, Service and
Excellence. The core values of St. Joseph Health, St. Mary form the guiding
principles for all we do, shaping interactions with those who are privileged to serve.
Dignity - We respect each person as an inherently valuable member of the human
community and as a unique expression of life.
Service - We bring together people who recognize that every interaction is a unique
opportunity to serve one another, the community and society.
Excellence - We foster personal and professional development, accountability, innovation,
teamwork and commitment to quality.
Justice - We advocate for systems and structures that are attuned to the needs of
the vulnerable and disadvantaged and that promote a sense of community
among all persons.
Hospitality - We create a space where our patients, their family members and our co-workers
All of us at St. Mary Medical Center are committed to our core values and
work to make them present in our relationships with one another and with
those we are privileged to serve. Our values continue a tradition of excellence
and a dedication to help heal all we touch.