Emory Healthcare's Mission, Vision and Values

Emory Healthcare is an integrated academic healthcare system committed to providing the best care for our patients, educating health professionals and leaders for the future, pursuing discovery research in all of its forms, including basic, clinical, and population-based research, and serving our community. As the clinical enterprise of the Robert W. Woodruff Health Sciences Center (WHSC) of Emory University (EU), EHC is dedicated to the unifying core purpose, core values, and strategic direction of the WHSC.

Core Purpose: To Serve Humanity by Improving Health through integration of education, discovery and health care

Core Values: Excellence, Caring, Integrity

Core values guide everyday behaviors. EHC will live by its core values in the following manner:

  • Excellence: We are committed to continuous improvement in all that we do and strive to be a leader for others to emulate. We take pride in what we do as individuals and as part of a team.
  • Caring: We demonstrate concern and compassion for our patients and their families, treating each person with dignity as we attend to the needs of the mind, body, and spirit.
  • Integrity: We practice the highest ethical standards and honor our commitments. We take personal responsibility and ownership for our actions and demonstrate respect for our patients and their families, staff, and providers. We will steward our resources wisely to fulfill our mission.

Vision: To be recognized as a leading academic health system, differentiated by discovery, innovation and compassionate, patient- and family-centered care.