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Mission Statement

City of Hope, an innovative biomedical research, treatment and educational institution, is dedicated to the prevention and cure of cancer and other life-threatening diseases, guided by a compassionate patient-centered philosophy, and supported by a national foundation of humanitarian philanthropy.

Our Credo

"There is no profit in curing the body,if in the process, we destroy the soul."

At City of Hope, everything we do is guided by this philosophy, penned by Samuel H. Golter, City of Hope's executive director from 1926 to 1953. We are driven by the belief that healing does not come about by a new treatment or drug alone, but also by the care and compassion that a patient receives.

Our philosophy of Hope has inspired us to develop programs that focus on treating the whole person-their emotional, spiritual and social wellbeing-in addition to their physical care. It is this combination of patient-centered care, state-of-the-art treatment and groundbreaking research that has made City of Hope a world-renowned leader in the fight against cancer, diabetes HIV/AIDS and other devastating diseases.

Our Vision
Clinical activity will support the Scientific Vision, enabling where appropriate the use of scientific progress to treat patients.

At the same time, the National Medical Center must succeed in meeting operational and financial goals commensurate with its status as a small hospital in a competitive and heavily managed market.

Drawing on areas of current clinical and scientific excellence and driving toward dominance in its immediate and broader markets, efforts to expand clinical service and competitiveness will be focused primarily in specific areas: leukemia and lymphoma in the Southern California market, and prostate, lung, colorectal, and breast cancers in the primary local market.

And above all else, as a medical center we are committed to City of Hope's legacy of safe and compassionate patient care.


  • Service to others - City of Hope National Medical Center is in the business of serving others. We are committed to providing excellent service.
  • Seeking the highest good for our patients and colleagues - Our patients deserve the most loving care we can provide. We are committed to seeking the best for our patients and staff despite the challenges we may encounter.
  • Maximizing the health of our patients and staff - Only by truly caring for each other will we be able to provide the optimal environ for the healing of our patients.
  • Respecting the dignity of our patients and co-workers - Our patients and our colleagues are worth our respect and best treatment.
  • Providing a safe environment for our patients and staff - Our patients deserve safe health care. This requires that we not only implement optimal therapy plans, but we also deliver this therapy in the safest possible way. This requires teamwork and developing systems that assure accuracy and excellence. We are also committed to creating a safe environment in which our staff can solve the problems and meet the challenges of delivering safe patient care.
  • Achieving excellence - We are committed to excellence in everything that we do: research, education, treatment, and supportive care.
  • Integrity - We are dedicated to the highest ideals of honesty and ethical conduct.
  • Stewardship - We are dedicated to effectively using our human, financial and capital resources to sustain our viability.
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