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Purpose and Values

Our shared goal and principles

Creating Healthier Communities — One Person at a Time

Beth Israel Lahey Health is a purpose-driven, values-based organization that unites 39,000 people who provide exceptional health care to everyone we serve.

Our purpose statement articulates the impact we strive to make in our communities. Our shared values guide our daily efforts and keep us aligned in the pursuit of our purpose. They show how WE CARE for our patients, each other and our communities.

Purpose Statement

We create healthier communities — one person at a time — through seamless care and ground-breaking science, driven by excellence, innovation and equity.



Wellbeing. We provide a health-focused workplace and support a healthy work-life balance.
Empathy. We do our best to understand others’ feelings, needs and perspectives.

Collaboration. We work together to achieve extraordinary results.
Accountability. We hold ourselves and each other to behaviors necessary to achieve our collective goals.
Respect. We value diversity and treat all members of our community with dignity and inclusiveness.
Equity. Everyone has the opportunity to attain their full potential in our workplace and through the care we provide.