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JHM Vision, Mission and Core Values

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The mission statement, core values and newly created vision will serve not only as the guiding principles for how we care for our patients, educate our students and conduct research to provide world-class medicine, but will create the foundation of this strategic plan.

Please adopt these principles, as well as the six strategic priorities, which will become a part of our culture.  Download a copy of the mission, core values and new vision in one of these formats: Pocket cards | 24”x36” poster set | 8.5”x11” poster | 8”x10” poster.

Core Values Posters (with new definitions): 8.5x11, 11x17, 24x36

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(revised June 2013)

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

Together, we will deliver the promise of medicine.


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.

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.