Our Mission, Vision and Values

Cedars-Sinai Mission Statement

As a leading academic healthcare organization, our mission is to elevate the health status of the communities we serve.

  • We deliver exceptional healthcare enhanced by research and education
  • We prioritize high-quality care for all with equity and compassion
  • We transform biomedical discoveries and innovations for better health
  • We educate tomorrow’s physicians, nurses, researchers, and healthcare professionals

Our mission is founded in the Judaic tradition, which inspires our devotion to the art and science of healing.


Trusted and respected worldwide, Cedars-Sinai will advance health and healthcare in Los Angeles and beyond.

Our Values

We hold ourselves accountable to these values:

  • Excellence: We seek always to be the best and to bring out the best in each of our colleagues, and to nurture a culture that delivers excellent clinical quality, patient safety, service, and discovery.
  • Integrity: We earn trust and respect by acting in every circumstance with knowledge, honesty, discretion, and fairness.
  • Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion: We celebrate the richness of human diversity in an inclusive environment in which all stakeholders participate to build a better future.
  • Respect: We recognize and treat each person and ourselves with dignity and honor.
  • Compassion: We treat each other and those we serve with kindness and understanding.
  • Teamwork: We honor and value the special skill that each colleague brings to our work together. We learn from each other and from our patients and their families.
  • Innovation: Our purpose is to heal. We will always seek new means to advance this purpose, with imagination and enthusiasm for new ideas and methods.
  • Accessibility: Our duty is to improve access to the healthcare we provide and to continuously extend this care to the communities we serve.
  • Affordability: We are committed to providing quality healthcare to everyone in the community who needs it and to constantly improve our effectiveness and efficiency.
  • Stewardship: We are thoughtful champions of the resources under our responsibility, to ensure their best and highest use to advance our Mission.