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Our Mission, Vision & Values

SUNY Upstate Medical University's Mission:

The mission of SUNY Upstate Medical University is to improve the health of the communities we serve through education, biomedical research and health care.

Upstate Medical University Vision Statement:

United in expertise, compassion and hope to create a healthier world for all.

University Hospital's Vision Statement:

  • University Hospital will provide comprehensive, seamless and innovative patient and family centered health care to improve the health status of the communities we serve.
  • University Hospital will be the preferred area employer by offering an environment where employees and volunteers are personally and professionally valued, recognized and supported.
  • University Hospital will be a clinical center of educational and research excellence by continuously evaluating and adopting innovative practices in technology and health care.
We are Upstate. We drive innovation and discovery. We respect people. We serve our community. We value integrity.

This Mission is achieved through our shared values:

We drive innovation and discovery

by empowering our university family
to bring forth new ideas and
to ensure quality.

We respect people

by treating all with grace and dignity.

We serve our community

by living our mission.

We value integrity

by being open and honest
to build trust and teamwork and
to embrace diversity and inclusion.


Upstate's Diversity Commitment

Consistent with our mission and values, Upstate strives to attract and cultivate diverse and culturally sensitive faculty, staff and students.

Upstate's Commitment to Diversity PDF Icon

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