Center for Advanced Practice: Mission, Values and Standards

Mission Statement

Children's Hospital of Philadelphia's mission statement is an overview of the organization’s purpose, intentions, and goals for the future.

Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP), the oldest hospital in the United States dedicated exclusively to pediatrics, strives to be the world leader in the advancement of health care for children by integrating excellent patient care, innovative research and quality professional education into all of its programs.

Values & Service Standards

The values and standards of Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia support our mission, and are tools to guide us through our positions on a day-to-day basis, as well as through organization-wide changes.

Values (ICARE)

At Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, we are committed to making breakthroughs for children every day. We advance health care for children through the integration of family-centered, safe and high-quality care with innovative research and quality professional education. Every employee has the ability and opportunity to contribute to breakthroughs in care and service, whether large or small. By defining our collective values, we create the framework for delivering these breakthroughs as we partner with the children and families we serve.

We embrace the following values in all we do:

  • Integrity
  • Compassion
  • Accountability
  • Respect
  • Excellence


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