UW Health Pharmacy Mission, Vision and Values



Service: Providing the best possible patient care experience and drug therapy outcomes by serving as the accountable resource for UW Health and our partners in ensuring a responsible, safe, efficient and effective medication use process.
Scholarship: Developing current and future practitioners and leaders in pharmacy practice while also participating in the education and training of all health professionals.
Science: Conducting and supporting a broad range of clinical and translational research and quality improvement initiatives to advance patient care, health outcomes and medication use systems.
Social Responsibility: Improving individual and population health through education and public policy initiatives, promoting fiscally responsible medication use and optimizing access to pharmacy services for the communities we serve.



The UW Health Department of Pharmacy will serve as an employer of choice and will be a national leader in providing progressive, high quality, patient-centered pharmacy services across the continuum of care.


Excellence: We strive to be the best, and we work continuously to improve our performance and exceed expectations.


Innovation: We pride ourselves on finding new and better ways to enhance quality of care and all aspects of our work.
Compassion: We treat patients, families, learners and each other with kindness and empathy.  We connect with patients and families individually and personally and engage them as partners in decisions about their care.
Integrity: In all our decisions, we are guided by doing the right things at the right time in the right place.  We focus on the best interests of patients.  We are always honest with each other, learners and our patients.  
Respect: We honor patients’ right to privacy and confidentiality.  We value differences among individuals and groups and we actively listen, encourage feedback and choose the best way to deliver timely and meaningful information.
Accountability: We hold ourselves individually and collectively responsible for the work we do and for the outcomes and experience of every patient, every learner, every day.