Guiding Principles

Our Guiding Principles

Quality healthcare also requires a quality working environment. We commit ourselves to creating healthy working conditions that support a sense of family within the organization and allow our staff to provide quality care. Everyone at UIHS accepts the responsibility for fostering an organizational culture that promotes teamwork and encourages us to care for ourselves and each other.

Traditionally Driven
Cultural values and traditions guide the planning and implementation of services.
Client-Centered
Care is provided in a way that works best for our clients.
Client Empowerment
Clients and their families are empowered to become active participants in their care.
Accessible
Access to care is optimized and waiting time minimized.
Communication
Communication is respectful, direct and open, allowing mutual decision making between clients, staff, sites, management and the Board of Directors.
Teamwork
We plan and act as an integrated team to care for our clients and community.
Population-Based
The community's greatest needs direct what services we provide and how we provide them.
Prevention-Focused
Prevention, education and health promotion is our focus in the attainment of wellness.
American Indian Staff Development
We commit ourselves to recruiting, training and retaining American Indian Staff.
Accountable
We hold ourselves and each other accountable for supporting the vision and mission, for following through and for correcting problems as they arise
Efficient
We efficiently manage our resources, energy and time.