Date: July 18, 2023
Categories: Press Release

FISHERSVILLE, Virginia – Augusta Health is excited to announce a refreshed mission statement to reflect the importance of inclusivity in the community as well as within Augusta Health, amongst team members and providers. The new mission statement further aligns organizational values to create a thriving and inclusive workplace.

“Augusta Health has the vision to be a national model for community-based healthcare,” says Mary N. Mannix, FACHE, Augusta Health President and CEO. “We believe that care begins and ends in the community, and to deliver this level of inclusive care, we must understand the differences in our neighborhoods and appreciate our own unique backgrounds.”

The new mission refresh was based upon insights into equality, inclusiveness, team member perceptions, and the difference between community and “communities”—in the plural sense, provided by the Augusta Health Diversity, Equity, Accessibility, and Inclusion (DEA&I) Advisory Committee.

“All of the important feedback with team members and hospital leadership yielded rich discussions,” says Laurie Landes, Chair of the Augusta Health Board of Directors. “This feedback truly resonated with the Augusta Health Board.” In the end, it was determined important to retain the essence of the current mission statement, which has worked well for nearly 30 years, while emphasizing health equity for all people. After much thought and discussion, the Augusta Health Board of Directors unanimously approved the following refreshed mission statement:

To strengthen the health and well-being of all people in our communities.

“We stand by our commitment to put people at the center of everything we do. This is why we needed to explore a mission statement refresh that would affirm our commitment to inclusivity and belonging,” says Mark LaRosa, Augusta Health Vice President of Business Development and Chief Strategy Officer.

About Augusta Health

Augusta Health is an independent, community-owned, not-for-profit hospital whose mission is to promote the health and well-being of its community through access to excellent care. Over the years, Augusta Health has been recognized by many external rating organizations: 100 Top Hospitals in America, HealthGrades’ America’s 50 Best Hospitals, US News and World Report Best Regional Hospital, and Leapfrog Top Hospital. For more information about Augusta Health, its programs, or its services, please visit the website,