MissionHonor America's veterans by providing exceptional health care that improves their health and well being.VisionTo be a patient-centered integrated health care organization for veterans providing excellent health care, research, and education, an organization where people choose to work, an active community partner, and a back-up for National emergencies..ValuesTrust. Trust means having a high degree of confidence in the honesty, integrity, reliability and sincere good intent of those with whom we work, of those whom we serve, and the system of which we are a part. Trust is the basis for the caregiver-patient relationship and is fundamental to all that we do in health care.Respect. Respect means honoring and holding in high regard the dignity and worth of our patients and their families, our co-workers, and the system of which we are a part. It means relating to each other and providing services in a manner that demonstrates an understanding of, sensitivity to and concern for each persons individuality and importance.Excellence. Excellence means being exceptionally good and of the highest quality. It means being the most competent and the finest in everything we do. It also means continually improving what we do.Compassion. Compassion means demonstrating empathy and caring in all that we say and do in responding to our co-workers, our patients and their families, and all others with whom we interact.Commitment. Commitment means meaningful engagement with coworkers, veterans, and families. It includes a promise to work hard to do all that we can in accordance with the highest principles and ethics governing the conduct of the health care professions and public service. It is a pledge to assume personal responsibility for our individual and collective actions.