Mission, Vision, Values, Commitment, Credo and Mantra

Our Mission

We are an academic health system, partnering with our communities to build and sustain a healthier New Jersey.

Our Vision

RWJBarnabas Health will be the premier health care destination providing patient-centered, high-quality academic medicine in a compassionate and equitable manner, while delivering a best-in-class work experience to every member of the team.

Our Values

  • Accountability
    An acceptance of responsibility for honest and ethical conduct towards others.
    Synonyms: responsibility, liability
  • Compassion
    Sympathetic concern for the sufferings or misfortunes of others.
    Synonym: understanding
  • Curiosity
    A strong desire to know or learn something.
    Synonyms: interest, inquisitiveness
  • Empathy
    The ability to understand and share the feelings of another.
    Synonyms: sensitivity towards, understanding of
  • Excellence
    The quality of being outstanding or extremely good.
    Synonyms: greatness, superiority
  • Kindness
    The quality of being friendly, generous and considerate.
    Synonym: selflessness
  • Respect
    A feeling of deep admiration for someone or something elicited by their abilities, qualities or achievements.
    Synonyms: esteem, regard
  • Teamwork
    The combined action of a group of people, especially when effective and efficient.
    Synonyms: partnership, synergy

Commitment Statements

  • growthAt RWJBarnabas Health, we are relentless in the pursuit of clinical excellence.
  • leadWe will always deliver compassionate and equitable care to our patients and empower our communities to live healthier lives.
  • huddleThrough our words and actions we will always treat each other with kindness, empathy and respect.
  • handshakeWe will effectively apply selfless principles to create a culture where all employees can thrive.
  • circleWe will always hold ourselves accountable for our work, to each other and to every patient who gives us the privilege to care for them.
  • chartCuriosity, vigilance and innovation drive us to advance our academic mission and commitment to training, education and research.
  • hifiveWe will approach each day with a spirit of joy and optimism.
  • teamWe are a team. We are one system, one family.


RWJBarnabas Health is one system, one family committed to being the best place to deliver and receive excellent care.

At RWJBarnabas Health, we deliver clinical excellence with care and compassion. We honor and appreciate the privilege of creating and sustaining healthier communities, one person and one community at a time. By accepting this responsibility, we acknowledge the contributions of our team members and support each other in achieving our greatest potential.

We embody the RWJBarnabas Health values in every interaction; holding ourselves accountable to treating our patients and each other with kindness, empathy and respect.

Working together, our patients and families will always receive coordinated and equitable care, without compromise. We will challenge ourselves to collaborate and bring together our collective knowledge and talent to achieve world-class outcomes. We will celebrate our diversity and approach each day with a spirit of possibility and optimism.

One system, one family