As a community-based system, the values that guide decision-making and behavior should reflect the culture of its communities and what they expect from their health care system. These values place special demands on all who are part of UHS.
UHS is a comprehensive regional health system whose mission is to improve the health of those we serve through our commitment to excellence in all that we do.
By 2014, UHS, as an integrated health care system, will be the regional leader in high quality patient centered care.
We are committed to the values of UHS, which we believe reflect those of the people and communities we serve. These values guide our actions and decisions. We are committed to living by these values each and every day.
Our values are Caring, Service, Partnership, Learning, Integrity, Respect and Stewardship.
Caring. Caring means that we show compassion in how we treat others. We show sensitivity to their concerns, problems or pain. We reassure them that they are not alone.
Service. Service means helping others get what they need, and, where possible, giving even more than they expect. We pledge to provide service to all in need, regardless of their financial means, race, creed or other life circumstances.
Partnership. Partnership means we use teamwork to accomplish more than any of us could working alone. We believe we can best serve and care for others by blending the talents and dedication of many caring people and organizations.
Learning. Learning means improving our knowledge and skills to benefit others. We seek the knowledge, wisdom and insight that will enable us to best serve and care for others.
Integrity. Integrity means we are honest in what we say, and we are true to our word. Honesty and competence are fundamental to our relationships with others.
Respect. Respect means seeing the best in others, regardless of who they are. We offer each person we serve or work with our respect and understanding, recognizing their special needs and individuality in our words and actions.
Stewardship. Stewardship means that we use our community's health resources wisely. The community has entrusted us with responsibility to manage our health system for the benefit of both current and future generations.