We exist to improve the health care outcomes of people living in the Central Valley by:
- Inspiring diverse students from our region to commit to health care careers that serve our region;
- Developing compassionate, highly trained, intellectually curious, adaptive leaders capable of meeting the health care needs of the future through a performance-based education;
- Empowering people to teach, serve, research, innovate, and practice collaboratively in areas of skill and expertise.
Enhancing the wellness of our community by educating health care professionals dedicated to providing collaborative care for the Central Valley.
CHSU keeps promises and fulfills just expectations. By aligning our beliefs, thoughts and actions, we adhere to the highest ethical and professional standards in education, research and healthcare. Acting with integrity means personal accountability for and commitment to ethical decision making, honesty, fairness and respect for others, while avoiding even the appearance of misconduct or impropriety.
CHSU strives to achieve the highest quality in all that we do by using evidence-based methods, teamwork, critical reasoning and continuous reflection on performance.
CHSU strives to contribute positively to each other, students, patients, university and community, through a culture of trust, respect, transparent communication, cooperation, cheerfulness, gratitude, and shared victories.
CHSU respects, embraces and harnesses the strengths of the many cultural backgrounds, languages, experiences and viewpoints of our students, faculty, staff and the community which we serve.
CHSU offers opportunity and resources to explore and pursue courageous innovation that matters for our students, faculty, staff, patients and community.
CHSU conscientiously utilizes our resources – human, material and financial – in a highly efficient, effective, forward-looking and sustainable manner.
CHSU values and invests in an assessment-driven culture that prioritizes growth and self-development. We strive to realize the potential of every student, faculty, staff and community member through our individual and collective learning opportunities, decisions, policies, and priorities.