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Integrated Strategic Plan

Our Mission: Changing Medicine. Changing Lives.

University of Iowa Health Care is changing medicine through pioneering discovery, innovative interprofessional education, delivery of superb clinical care, and an extraordinary patient experience in a multidisciplinary, collaborative, team-based environment; and changing lives, 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. World Class Medicine.

  • 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 to come.

Our Values

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

Our Three-Year Strategic Goals:

  • Clinical Quality and Service: Provide world class healthcare and service to optimize health for everyone.
  • Research: Advance world class discovery through excellence and innovation in biomedical and health services research.
  • Education: Develop world class health professionals and scientists through excellent, innovative and humanistic educational curricula for learners at every stage.
  • People: Foster a culture of excellence that values, engages and enables our workforce.
  • Diversity: Create an environment of inclusion where individual differences are respected and all feel welcome.
  • Growth and Finance: Optimize a performance-driven business model that assures financial success.

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