Mission, Vision, and Core Values

Our Mission

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Simply stated, our mission is: Changing Medicine. Changing Lives.®

University of Iowa Health Care is changing medicine through:

  • Pioneering discovery
  • Innovative interprofessional education
  • Delivery of superb clinical care
  • An extraordinary patient experience in a multi–disciplinary, collaborative, team-based environment

University of Iowa Health Care is changing lives by:

  • Preventing and curing disease
  • Improving health and well–being
  • Assuring access to care for people in Iowa and throughout the world

Our Vision

World Class People.
Building on our greatest strength.
World Class Medicine.
Creating a new standard of excellence in integrated patient care, research, and education.
For Iowa and the World.
Making a difference in quality of life and health for generations.

Our ICARE Core Values

We seek creative ways to solve problems.
We believe teamwork is the best way to work.
We behave ethically, act openly and with integrity in all that we do, taking responsibility for our actions.
We honor diversity and recognize the worth and dignity of every person.
We strive to achieve excellence in all that we do.
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