Mission, Vision & Values

Mission: Who we are

Bassett Medical Center is an academic medical center that exists to advance the health care of rural populations through:

  • Providing excellence in the continuum of care
  • Educating physicians and other health care professionals
  • Pursuing health research

Vision: Where we're going

  • A clinical academic campus for graduate, undergraduate and allied health professionals
  • Attain financial success in order to ensure achievement of our mission
  • The preferred employer in the region and a national leader in physician recruitment
  • Trusted by patients for safety, quality, prevention and community health
  • Known as patient and family-centered through accessibility and personal, individualized, evidence-based care
  • Nationally recognized for a sophisticated, integrated rural health care network
  • Nationally recognized for community health research in a rural environment
  • A culture that engages employees fosters innovation and sustains program implementation

Values: What we believe in

  • Relationships
  • Excellence
  • Accountability
  • Service
  • Learning
  • Integration
  • MyHealthy Decisions | Research into Kidney Health

    Bassett researchers have discovered a link between the frequent use of  a certain type of popular heartburn medications and an increased likelihood of serious kidney issues. While one might think that simply taking less of this medication could lower this risk, it is not always that easy for allread more

    MyHealthy Decisions | Total Ankle Replacement

    Jim Lambert loves to take long walks with his wife, but when pain from an old ankle injury made walking difficult, he started to look at surgical options. Jim's wife showed him an article in MyHealthy Decisions Magazine about the total ankle replacement surgeries that Bassett was doing, and he reread more

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