The Mission of SIHC is to provide, promote, and coordinate the health care needs of American Indians and Non-American Indian people in the program service area. In this endeavor, we will continually strive for excellence in our employees, programs, and services.
We shall be innovative leaders and continually evolve to meet the needs and desires of the communities we serve in a manner that is consistent with American Indian values and traditions. The guiding principle and preeminent organization value is quality health care and patient satisfaction.
To carry out our mission, we are committed to providing comprehensive, coordinated services that are client friendly, affordable, and emphasize access to preventative and high-quality care. We are dedicated to integrating the principles of quality improvement within each department of SIHC, through shared resources, education, training, personnel, and professional growth and development.
SIHC leadership sets expectations, develops plans, and implements procedures to assess and improve the quality of performance organization-wide including governance, management, clinics, and support services. SIHC is committed to be the model of quality health care by reinforcing the strengths of our cultural integrity, our community, and by enhancing the advancement and spiritual enrichment of our American Indian Community.
San Diego, "America's Finest City," is also her sixth largest, with a city population exceeding 1.2 million. Some 2.7 million residents call San Diego county home.
The main attraction in San Diego, of course, is the weather. The average daytime temperature is 70 degrees Fahrenheit (21 degrees Celsius). Most days are sunny. Winter temperatures rarely fall below 40 degrees Fahrenheit (4 degrees Celsius). Average annual rainfall is less than 10 inches and occurs primarily during the months of December through March.
In addition to over 70 miles of beaches, San Diego is also home to the historical site of Old Town State Park, the world-renowned San Diego Zoo and Wild Animal Park, Sea World, the Old Globe Theatre, and centrally located Balboa Park, with its 13 museums, Japanese Garden, outdoor organ pavilion, and many other attractions.
San Diego is also a rich and diverse cultural mecca with a heavy emphasis on the performing arts. San Diego is home to two Tony Award-winning theatres (the Old Globe Theatre and the La Jolla Playhouse), a thriving San Diego Opera, and dozens of dance companies, theater groups, and popular musical entertainers. San Diego's temperate climate make its many outdoor concerts at a variety of venues a particularly enjoyable activity.
Amateur athletes find San Diego's beaches, canyons, backroads, and facilities make it an ideal place to train and compete. Clubs abound to support every activity from triathlons to soccer games. On the professional sports scene, spectators follow the Padres (baseball), the Chargers (football), and the Sockers (indoor soccer). Seasonal events include Rancho Santa Fe Polo and the Del Mar Thoroughbred Club's racing season as well as numerous golf tournaments and tennis matches.
Served by an efficient transit system, one that links the city to her Mexican neighbor Tijuana to the south, San Diego has evolved into an ideal place to visit, work and live. It truly deserves the moniker "America's Finest City."