Montefiore Medical Center - Mission, Vision and Values

Montefiore Medical Center’s mission, vision and values serve as our guide for pursuing clinical excellence—breaking new ground in research, training the next generation of healthcare leaders, and delivering science-driven, patient-centered care.


To heal, to teach, to discover and to advance the health of the communities we serve.
Montefiore builds upon our rich history of medical innovation and community service to improve the lives of those in our care. Our mission is exemplified in our exceptional, compassionate care and dedication to improve the well-being of those we serve.


To be a premier academic medical center that transforms health and enriches lives.
Through our enduring partnership with Albert Einstein College of Medicine, we combine clinical care with research to deliver the most current treatments available to our patients. Together, with state-of-the-art treatment and facilities and the highest ethical standards, we are challenging the limits of medicine.


Our values define our philosophy of care.
They shape our actions and motivate and inspire us to pursue excellence and achieve the goals we have set forth for the future. Our values include:

Humanity: Our physicians, nurses and other clinical and support staff serve with extraordinary care and compassion. These attributes are rooted in a rich history that began more than 125 years ago when Montefiore was established to care for patients with debilitating and chronic illnesses. We see our patients as people first, with a set of values, beliefs and experiences that shape their needs and our care.

Innovation: Our innovative delivery system, research endeavors and use of technology to improve how care is provided are fundamental to our success. Together, Montefiore and Einstein advance clinical and translational research to facilitate the transformation of new discoveries into treatments and therapies that benefit our patients. We are never satisfied with the status quo and are always challenging ourselves to elevate to a new level of patient care.

Teamwork: At Montefiore, our collaborative approach ensures a culture of participation, learning and respect. We build on the knowledge and specialized expertise of all disciplines, which contribute vital insights and new perspectives in pursuit of a common goal. By bringing together multidisciplinary teams and involving patients and their families throughout the treatment process, we improve the quality of patient care, enhance patient safety and provide the broadest range of expertise possible.

Diversity: We embrace our diverse workforce and community, knowing that it is an intrinsic part of who we are. Montefiore is proud of its heritage, serving residents of the Bronx, and the surrounding New York metropolitan area, as well as patients from across the nation and around the globe. Different backgrounds bring new contributions to patient care and medical advances. We seek to recruit and retain candidates with a breadth of experiences and backgrounds.

Equity: Our actions are the result of a deep belief in fairness to those we serve. We are committed to offering access to vital programs and exceptional care to all patients regardless of social or economic status, ethnicity, creed, gender, and sexual orientation. Montefiore also advocates for government policies that ensure equitable access to all care – both primary and advanced specialty care.