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.


To serve humanity by improving health through the integration of education, discovery and health care delivery.


To be recognized as a leading academic and community health enterprise, differentiated by discovery, innovation, education, and quality, compassionate, and patient- and family-centered care.


Caring, excellence, integrity, and value. These core values guide everyday behaviors and we will live by them in the following manner:

  • 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.
  • Excellence: We dedicate ourselves 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.
  • 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.
  • Value: We create value for the communities we serve – our patients, students and learners, employees, faculty, physicians, partners, and payers. Value equates to quality outcomes and experience achieved relative to costs.