Rush University Mission, Vision and Values

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Our mission

Rush University provides outstanding health sciences education and conducts impactful research in a culture of inclusion, focused on the promotion and preservation of the health and well-being of our diverse communities.

Our vision

The Rush learning community will be the leading health sciences university committed to transforming health care through innovative research and education.

Our values

Rush University’s core values — innovation, collaboration, accountability, respect and excellence — are the roadmap to our mission and vision.

These five values, known as our I CARE values, convey the philosophy behind every decision Rush employees make. Rush employees also commit themselves to executing these values with compassion. This translates into a dedication — shared by all members of the Rush community — to providing the highest quality patient care.

See how these principles translate to action in our Rush University Report 2019-2021.