Mission, Vision, and Values

A Patient-centered Organization

The University of Illinois Hospital & Clinics is a patient-centered organization. Providing safe, high-quality, 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

To advance health for everyone through outstanding clinical care, education, research, and social responsibility.

Our Vision

Shaping the future of healthcare through innovative and advanced clinical care.

Our I CARE Values (Inclusion, Compassion, Accountability, Respect, Excellence)

Inclusion: We believe diversity is our strength and do not tolerate discrimination in any form. We recognize and celebrate differences and uniqueness amongst our patients, staff, and faculty to ensure that everyone feels valued and respected.

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.  

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.