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Mission, Vision and Values

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We partner with patients, their loved ones and others to eliminate preventable harm, optimize patient outcomes and experience and reduce waste in health care delivery.


Saving lives by leading the world in patient safety and quality care.


The Armstrong Institute seeks to embody the core values of Johns Hopkins Medicine:

  • Excellence and discovery
  • Leadership and integrity
  • Diversity and inclusion
  • Respect and collegiality
  • The institute also seeks to embody the core values of:
  • Patient- and family-centered care
  • Transparency


We will realize our goals by:

  • Advancing the science of patient safety and quality
  • Building organizational capacity for improvement through training and supportive infrastructure
  • Designing, implementing and evaluating interventions
  • Listening, learning and sharing

Core behaviors

  • I act humbly
  • I appreciate others and treat them respectfully
  • I am accountable to continuously improve myself, my team and Johns Hopkins Medicine

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