University of Washington Medicine

Department of Pharmacy Services Mission Statement

Core Purpose

To improve the health of our patients by providing optimal medication therapy.

Envision our Future

Continuously improve the medication-use process to achieve optimal patient safety, health related outcomes and efficiency.

Core Values

  • Safety: The state of being safe; freedom from the occurrence or risk of injury, danger, or loss. The quality of averting or not causing injury, danger, or loss.
  • Innovation: Both radical and incremental changes in thinking, in things, in processes or in services
  • Quality: The achievement and maintenance of the optimal balance of efficacy, safety, satisfaction, cost, variation.  The IOM says that quality healthcare should be safe, effective, patient-centered, timely efficient and equitable.
  • Integrity: Adherence to moral and ethical principles; soundness of moral character; honesty