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Mission, Vision, and Values

A Patient Centered Organization

The University of Illinois Hospital and Clinics is a patient centered organization. Providing safe, high-quality and cost-effective care for our patients is our foremost responsibility. The care of our patients and their families will always be at the heart of our mission.

Our Mission

In collaboration with our academic partners, our mission is to advance healthcare to improve the health of our patients and communities, promote health equity and develop the next generations of healthcare leaders.

Our Vision

Our vision is to be the preeminent healthcare provider known for improving the health and wellness of our communities, providing exemplary care for our patients and advancing the knowledge to do so. 

Our Values and UI CARE (Compassion, Accountability, Respect, Excellence) Standards

Compassion: We will treat our patients and their families with kindness and compassion and strive to better understand and respond to their needs. 

Accountability: We will hold ourselves accountable as an organization and as individuals to act ethically and responsibly in everything we do, to be excellent stewards of our natural and financial resources and to be transparent in our actions. We will make every effort to reduce waste in all forms, including waste that impacts human health. 

Respect: We will act with respect, openness and honesty in our relationships with patients, families and coworkers. We will work collaboratively to promote the well-being of the communities we serve and to advance patient care, education and research. 

Excellence: We will work as a team to leverage best practices and innovation in providing the highest-quality care for our patients and families. We will devote ourselves to continuously improve in everything we do.