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Mission, Vision and Values Week

This week marked the rollout of the Department of Medicine’s new mission, vision and values that we have created to more accurately reflect our aims and priorities as a department. See below for the core values we highlighted each day this week as well as testimonials of employees who uphold these values each and every day. We hope you enjoyed the free swag we passed out earlier in the week.


We are people serving people, to promote health and alleviate suffering locally and globally by:

~ Delivering exceptional care

~ Developing and educating future leaders

~ Driving innovation and discovery


We want to:

Inspire a culture of respect, integrity, equity, service, and excellence

Engage all Department of Medicine employees in serving our patients

Lead the world in personalized patient care, medical education, and biomedical discovery and innovation

Core Values:


We promote an atmosphere of respect and admiration for our patients, colleagues and communities. We value the diversity among people, their ideas and their points of view, and engage in direct and open communication.



Our values are not just hollow words. We uphold these values consistently each day and reinforce them with action. We believe in what we do and work hard to improve the state of the department and the surrounding community. We are committed to the promises we make to our patients and to one another.


As our mission states: we are people serving people to promote health and alleviate suffering locally and globally. We consider it our duty to explore innovative ways to deliver safe, effective and exceptional care to our patients, to support the well-being of our colleagues, and to serve communities both inside and outside of Hopkins.


We are a department made up of diverse individuals with differing races, ethnicities, religions, genders, sexual orientations, backgrounds and talents. We work to ensure the equity and equality of each of our employees and demand the same fairness for our patients that Johns Hopkins himself insisted upon.



Our department was founded on excellence, and we will never stop striving for greatness. We promote personal and professional development to help the talented individuals that make up our department shine in order to benefit Hopkins, Baltimore and the world.



Kelsey Bennett