Aerodigestive Program Mission, Vision and Values

Aerodigestive Vision Statement

The Aerodigestive Program at The Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago will be a worldwide destination for coordinated care of children with complex airway and swallowing disorders, with an emphasis on convenience, efficacy, service, and innovation, ensuring that children with complex aerodigestive disorders become the very best that they can be.

Aerodigestive Mission Statements

To provide efficient care and holistic guidance to children and their families, throughout the evaluation and treatment process.

To be an epicenter for new ideas, professional development, and institutional transformation.

To be a platform for the promotion of the field of pediatric aerodigestive disorders through health care delivery, education, research, and organizational leadership.

To leverage the resources of our health system and community toward becoming the preferred destination for aerodigestive care.

To find innovative ways to coordinate and implement care for complex aerodigestive disorders

Aerodigestive Program Core Values

All children have a right to premiere medical care, and should have ready access to that care.

The treatment of aerodigestive disorders provides a better future for children, their families, and their communities.

Coordination and Communication among various providers is critical in providing optimum care, particularly for complex patients.

Advocacy is key to ensuring that aerodigestive patients’ needs are met.

There are always opportunities for improvement and innovation in every facet of what we do.

People are the ultimate asset; patients, staff, and colleagues are what will build our success.