OUR VALUES

SERVE OTHERS FIRST

Encourage growth, well-being and success of each
other and people we serve

  • Empower one another to make values-based decisions
  • Consider the impact of your decisions
  • Be good stewards of people and resources
  • Demonstrate compassion, care and humility
  • Promote individual potential

INTEGRITY

Uphold the highest ethical standards 

  • Do what is right, not just what is easy
    – even if no one is looking
  • Conduct ourselves with honesty, trustworthiness and dependability
  • Be transparent in actions
  • Own, correct and learn from successes and failures
  • Demonstrate loyalty to our mission and vision
                      

RESPECT

Treat everyone with dignity and compassion 

  • Gratefully acknowledge contributions and efforts of others
  • Invite other perspectives and encourage dialogue
  • Communicate openly in a timely, courteous and relevant manner
  • Promote diversity of thought, ideas and people
  • Build trust by honoring our word through actions

COLLABORATION

Work together to achieve shared goals 

  • Combine our strengths to discover new ideas and share best practices
  • Seek opportunities to engage others and break through barriers
  • Inspire one another to be more, collectively, than the sum of our individual parts
  • Give, ask for and value feedback
  • Recognize the contributions of others and celebrate successes

BE VISIONARY

Create innovative solutions in the pursuit of excellence 

  • Respectfully challenge the way things have always been done
  • Create unique ways to provide remarkable service
  • Navigate change to move us forward
  • Proactively implement new ideas
  • Take thoughtful risks

TRUST The cornerstone to the foundation of our success

Want to get involved? Join a Values Initiative Team.

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Launching our values journey

Fifty UNT Health Science Center team members gathered on June 24-25 to select the values, definitions and behaviors that will guide our transformation to a values-based culture.

UNTHSC Values

When is UNTHSC at its best? When we live up to our five values: Serve Others First, Integrity, Respect, Collaboration and Be Visionary. We pledge to become the team of choice for education, discovery and health care, using these values in every Interaction with students, patients, the community and each other. Our teammates explain them in this video.