Core Values

speaking with a patientBeaufort Memorial employees are committed to upholding the mission, vision and values of the organization at all times. All employees and all job applicants must sign a commitment to intentionally incorporate the values into their work as a condition of employment.

Our core values are listed below; please review them carefully. To increase your understanding of the values, we have included behavior expectations for each.

Please be aware that to apply for a job at Beaufort Memorial, agreement to abide by the core values is required and, once hired, your department director and Beaufort Memorial administration will hold you accountable to these standards.

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Keep patients, visitors, co‑workers and ourselves safe. Zero harm is the ultimate goal.

Behavior expectations for this value:

  • Follow policy and procedures.
  • Know emergency codes and take appropriate actions.
  • Respond to changes in your surroundings (e.g., patients, sounds, smells).
  • Wash your hands.
  • Use your personal protective equipment (PPE).
  • Report hazardous conditions/safety risks immediately.

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Creatively apply new ideas, streamline processes and build excellence into everything we do to create value for our patients. 

Behavior expectations for this value:

  • Be open to changes and improvements in processes.
  • Look for innovative solutions to improve the patient and employee experience.
  • Creatively apply new ideas that provide value to our patients and our community.
  • Develop ways to work smarter, more efficiently and/or at reduced cost with better outcomes. 
  • Collaborate with co-workers and other departments to find solutions.

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Act with genuine empathy and concern for the well‑being of others.

Behavior expectations for this value:

  • Treat every person with dignity and respect.
  • Respond to the emotional, physical and spiritual needs of those around you.
  • Make a personal connection.
  • “Be there” when someone is talking to you.
  • Show cultural sensitivity.