About Children's

Vision, Mission and Values

We're Transforming Lives

As employees of Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC, there is one goal that unites us all: transforming the lives of children through science and compassion. 

What enables us to deliver world-class care is a world-class culture. Our culture is what sets the hospital apart and creates a lasting impression of us in the community and in the hearts of our patients and their families. We’ve found that the best way to help continue, grow and pass on our culture is by focusing on our vision, mission and five key core values.


To be the world leader in children's health
Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC is dedicated to improving the health and well-being of children through excellence in patient care, teaching and research.

We take PRIDE in the core values that are the foundation of all we do in patient care, research and medical education.



  • The focus of all we do!
  • Ensure superior quality and the safest care


  • Value corporate and individual integrity
  • Do the right thing
  • Ensure fiscal accountability
  • Identify and achieve organizational efficiencies
  • Deliver on commitments


  • Embrace change
  • Constructively challenge the status quo
  • Export new ideas, techniques and methods
  • Capitalize on opportunity
  • Use our imaginations


  • Be courteous and kind
  • Embrace differences
  • Be compassionate
  • Exhibit empathy
  • Value the ideas and opinions of others
  • Promote a collaborative culture


  • Achieve our personal best
  • Exceed expectations
  • Demonstrate ethical behavior
  • Advance diversity

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July 1, 2013
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Last Update
July 1, 2013