Values & Vision

At UNMC, we've come together with our primary clinical partner, Nebraska Medicine, on a set of core values. 

These values represent the characteristics everyone in our organizations should possess in order to achieve our collective goals. We call them our iTEACH values, and we are working to engrain them in our daily practices, as well as in the vision for our future created through strategic planning.

iTEACH values

Our values reflect who we are and why we are here.

Search for a better way. Seek and implement ideas and approaches that can change the way the world discovers, teaches and heals. Drive transformational change

Respect diversity and one another. Communicate effectively and listen well. Be approachable and courteous. There is no limit to what we can achieve when we work together.

Strive for the highest standards of safety and quality in all that you do. Work to achieve exceptional results.
Commit. Take ownership. Be resilient, transparent and honest. Always do the right thing and continuously learn.
Make the tough decisions. Have no fear of failure in the pursuit of excellence. Admit mistakes and learn from them.
Show the empathy you feel. Be selfless in caring for patients, one another and the community.

UNMC Chancellor Jeffrey P. Gold is joined by UNMC and Nebraska Medicine staff members to describe our core values.

Video Transcript

Our Vision

The partnership of UNMC and Nebraska Medicine will be a world-renowned health sciences center that:

  • Delivers state-of-the-art health care
  • Advances our historic commitment to community health
  • Prepares the best-educated health professionals and scientists
  • Embraces the richness of diversity to build unity
  • Ranks among the leading research centers
  • Creates economic growth in Nebraska

Creating Our Vision: Strategic Planning

Our annual Strategic Plan is based on eight goals and associated strategies. While the overall goals are consistent year to year, goal strategies may be revised or replaced as needs change.