Mission, Vision, and Values

Mission, Vision, and Values



MedStar Washington Hospital Center, a valued member of MedStar Health, is dedicated to delivering exceptional PATIENT FIRST health care. We provide the region with the highest quality and latest medical advances through excellence in patient care, education and research.

Our Vision

To be the trusted leader in caring for people and advancing health.

Guiding Principle

To treat each patient as we would a member of our own family by providing the best medical treatment with caring and compassion, responsive service, and intelligent use of resources. Through this achievement, we will be recognized as a national model for excellence in patient-centered care.


  • Service - We strive to anticipate and meet the needs of our patients, physicians and co-workers.
  • Patient First - We strive to deliver the very best to every patient every day. The patient is the first priority in everything we do.
  • Integrity - We communicate openly and honestly, build trust and conduct ourselves according to the highest ethical standards.
  • Respect - We greet each individual, those we serve and those with whom we work, with the highest professionalism and dignity.
  • Innovation - We embrace change and work to improve all we do in a fiscally responsible manner.
  • Teamwork - System effectiveness is built on the collective strength and cultural diversity of everyone, working with open communication and mutual respect.