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Vision, Mission and Values

Operations at the UVA Physicians Group and University of Virginia Health System are guided by the following principles:


Our Vision

In all that we do, we work to benefit human health and improve the quality of life.  We will be:

  • our local community’s provider of choice for its healthcare needs
  • a national leader in quality, patient safety, service and compassionate care
  • the leading provider of technologically-advanced, ground-breaking care throughout Virginia
  • recognized for translating research discoveries into improvements in clinical care and patient outcomes
  • fostering innovative care delivery and teaching/training models that respond to the evolving health environment
  • a leader in training students and faculty in providing health care free of disparity


Our Mission

  • The mission for the University of Virginia Health System is to provide excellence, innovation and superlative quality in care of patients, the training of health professionals, and the creation and sharing of health knowledge within a culture that promotes equity, diversity and inclusiveness.


Our Values

  • We put the patient at the center of everything we do. We ASPIRE to create a culture of trust, respect and engagement through our values:


Accountability: Acknowledging and assuming responsibility for where we have succeeded and failed in terms of our actions, decisions, policies and results

Stewardship: Responsibly and carefully managing our resources and commitment to continual improvement and learning while acknowledging shortcomings or problems in our quest

Professionalism: Approaching all that we do in a collaborative way, delivering excellent care through the lens of helpfulness, positivity, kindness and competency

Integrity: Being honest, open and fair through our behaviors, attitude and treatment of others

Respect: Being mindful of building a diverse and inclusive environment while showing compassion for everyone through our caring and intentional ways

Excellence: Conducting ourselves in a manner that surpasses ordinary standards through preparation, collaboration and proactivity in all that we do

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