Johns Hopkins Medicine Mission, Vision and Values

Our Mission

The mission of Johns Hopkins Medicine is to improve the health of the community and the world by setting the standard of excellence in medical education, research and clinical care. Diverse and inclusive, Johns Hopkins Medicine educates medical students, scientists, health care professionals and the public; conducts biomedical research; and provides patient-centered medicine to prevent, diagnose and treat human illness.

Our Vision

Johns Hopkins Medicine pushes the boundaries of discovery, transforms health care, advances medical education and creates hope for humanity.

Our Core Values

Excellence & Discovery

Be the best. Commit to exceptional quality and service by encouraging curiosity, seeking information and creating innovative solutions.

Leadership & Integrity

Be a role model. Inspire others to achieve their best and have the courage to do the right thing.

Diversity & Inclusion

Be Open. Embrace and value different backgrounds, opinions and experiences.

Respect & Collegiality

Be kind. Listen to understand and embrace others’ unique skills and knowledge.

Shared Values Across All Institutions

All Johns Hopkins Medicine institutions share our mission, vision and core values, as well as have their own healthcare goals they pursue in their local communities.

Values That Withstood the Test of Time

Nearly a century and a half ago, our founder, Mr. Johns Hopkins, wrote a letter in which he established his vision for and values of The Johns Hopkins Hospital and Johns Hopkins School of Medicine. Those values – respect, dignity, integrity, inclusion, excellence, and diversity – still ring true today. They continue to provide us with inspiration and direction.