Mission 2012 Project and Foundation GoalsMission 2012

Our Mission at Lourdes is patient care and our Call to Action is to deliver Healthcare That Works, Healthcare That Is Safe and Healthcare That Leaves No One Behind.

We committed our talents and influence to building safe, accessible, adaptable, and affordable healing environments for the future. We wanted to be sure our healthcare works better; we wanted to make it safer and more effective; and we wanted to be sure there is access to care for all so that no one is left behind.

The need existed to stay ahead of the ever-changing healthcare arena and to work to set standards that will endure into the future. With growing patient volumes, the continuously evolving shift from inpatient to outpatient care, and the drive to place more emphasis on preventive care, there was a need to respond to the emerging needs of our community.

Lourdes' solution to this challenge was to blend the most advanced technology with professional, experienced staff and our traditional emphasis on compassion. The expansion and modernization project created an environment where we can better accomplish this goal and meet the changes occurring in the delivery of healthcare now and into the future in a more efficient, patient-friendly way.

How was the money raised during the capital campaign actually used?

The Lourdes Hospital Foundation's capital campaign pledge of $6 million allowed Lourdes to move forward with its $70 million facility upgrade commissioned to transform healthcare delivery in our community.  The necessary infrastructure has been designed to keep pace with the national trend of shifting from inpatient to outpatient services.  This major campaign allowed Lourdes to expand and upgrade the Emergency Department, Radiology Department, and Surgical Department, as well as construct a new Ambulatory Care Center and a new main entrance and lobby.  The Rehabilitation Department, Women’s Health Center, and Occupational Health Center have been relocated for improved patient access and convenience.

Who benefits from this project?

PATIENTS: The Mission 2012 renovations have given patients easier access to many of our outpatient services, and improved patient flow in those service areas, including the Emergency Department and Radiology, resulting in less waiting time and improved patient privacy.

COMMUNITY: Lourdes has served the community long and well.  Nearly 90 years of caring have earned Lourdes a place in the hearts of many.  “Building Tomorrow’s Healthcare Today” is more than a campaign slogan, it is Lourdes fundamental promise to look to the future in our Mission and our Call to Action.

Why is it critical to support Lourdes?

Lourdes Hospital is a Catholic, mission-based, family healthcare organization. Since the opening of the hospital in 1925, the Daughters of Charity have remained true to their commitment which is deeply rooted in the life and example of St. Vincent DePaul, the apostle of charity, to reach out and address the healthcare needs of the community in a caring, loving and compassionate manner. Today, Lourdes continues to be a proactive force in reaching out to people who would not otherwise have access to healthcare through such programs as our Mission In Motion program, our mobile dental van, and our primary care sites in Whitney Point and Hancock.

Lourdes Primary Care Network serves over 100,000 patients each year providing preventive healthcare services that reduce costs by treating illnesses early. Additionally, Lourdes provides critical services through our Emergency Department, Radiology Department, Surgical Department, and Rehabilitation Department that are essential to the health and well-being of our community. In summary, Lourdes' vision of healthcare for the future will be realized by this transformational Mission 2012 project. It will assure that the facilities and the medical providers will be in our community for generations to come.

1 West Oncology Unit Renovations

The Foundation committed $750,000 to this project, which is now complete.  The 1 West Unit at Lourdes will offer oncology, Hospice and palliative care patients and their families an area within the hospital dedicated to meeting the physical, emotional, and spiritual needs when facing a terminal illness.   

da Vinci® Robot

The Foundation recently committed $1.7 million to the hospital for the acquisition of the da Vinci Robot.  This 21st century robotic technology will greatly assist Lourdes in providing surgical procedures that are less invasive, less painful, and that offer patients a faster recovery time.  Learn more about the da Vinci Robot and the da Vinci Robotic Surgery Program.

Hope Dispensary

In August 2009, the Hope Dispensary of the Southern Tier opened in Binghamton.  This center provides free prescription drugs for low-income individuals and patients in the Tri-City area.  The Foundation supports the operation of the Hope Dispensary by subsidizing the cost of the rent for the center.

For more information about the Hope Dispensary and qualification guidelines,
call 607-584-9376 or visit the
Hope Dispensary page of our Website.


We continue to support the Hospice East & West programs by processing all memorial donations and managing these funds.  Read more about Hospice at Lourdes.

In addition, the Foundation underwrites rent and utilities at Hospice of Tioga. This sacred mission gives us, and you, the opportunity to support Lourdes Hospital in a nurturing and gracious way. We invite you to join us in this venture by donating or make a contribution gift online.

Joint Commission Gold Seal

Lourdes has been awarded the Joint Commission Gold Seal of Approval

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Lourdes has received
Magnet Recognition for Nursing Excellence

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Outstanding Achievement Award by the American College of Surgeon’s Commission on Cancer

New York State Desginated Stroke Center

Lourdes is a New York State Designated Stroke Center

One of America’s 100 Best Hospitals for Orthopedic Surgery

One of America’s 100 Best Hospitals for Joint Replacement