Our Vision:

To provide, teach, and advance patient- and family-centered emergency care within the nation’s leading public school of medicine.


Our Mission:

Our mission is to provide outstanding emergency care for the citizens of North Carolinians and others whom we serve.  We accomplish this through excellence in clinical care, education, research, administrative stewardship, and strategic initiatives.

Core Values

  • Collaboration
  • Innovation
  • Integrity
  • Service
  • Transparency

Strategic Foci (Pillars)

  • Clinical
  • Education
  • Research
  • Administrative
  • Strategic Initiatives




Deliver excellent, state-of-the-art care chosen by patients in our community and state maximizing safety, value, efficiency, patient centeredness, and equity.


Provide a foundational emergency medicine experience for all students, continue excellence in resident and fellow education, and cultivate system-wide clinical provider education to ensure state-of-the-art expertise.


Advance emergency care through the generation and implementation of new knowledge.


Provide a supportive administrative environment to promote growth, maintain financial solvency, and inform decision-making. Create a fairly compensated, transparent, caring, and safe environment where we choose to invest our time, energy, and talents.

Strategic Initiative

Explore, develop, and implement innovative acute care solutions for an evolving health care system.