Mission, Values & Goals

Help Us Shape a New Vision

Join our strategic planning effort. We have begun a process to develop and define a shared vision for our future that includes all four mission areas:

  • Community & health equity
  • Education
  • Patient care
  • Research

Your input will help shape a new 10-year vision for UVA Health. Tell us your ideas at One Future Together.


To provide excellence, innovation and superlative quality in the 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: ASPIRE

At UVA Health, 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
  • StewardshipResponsibly 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
  • IntegrityBeing 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


  • To become the safest place to receive care
  • To be the healthiest work environment
  • To provide exceptional clinical care
  • To generate biomedical discovery that betters the human condition
  • To train healthcare providers of the future to work in multi-disciplinary teams
  • To ensure value-driven and efficient stewardship of resources