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Mission, Values & Vision

Our primary mission is essential and clear-cut:

  • To provide a full range of high-quality health care services to all children and youth up to the age of 21 who seek our care or who are referred to us.
  • To complement that mission, we manage teaching and research programs that achieve excellence and support our ability to be a world-class children's hospital. We strive at all times to provide exceptional care while operating in an efficient, cost-effective manner that serves the best interests of our patients, their families and the community.

Everything we do here is grounded in values including:

  • Reverence for life, health and independence
  • Integrity, sensitivity, fairness and justice
  • Respect for all and recognition of diversity as a source of strength
  • Collegiality and compassion
  • Accessibility to health care with dignity for all, especially for those who are unable to pay
  • Pursuit of excellence and continuous improvement

Our long-term vision is to be the best children's medical center by attaining excellence in patient care, education and research. We are committed to providing high-quality, family-centered care in a collaborative, nurturing and culturally diverse environment. We will continue to value, attract and retain the best people while satisfying our mission through the use of state-of-the-art technological advances in research and constant innovation.

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