Vision & Mission

Our Vision

We are guided by the belief that all children need to grow up in a protective and nurturing environment where each child is given the opportunity to reach their full potential. We believe this vision can provide a brighter future for all children.

Our vision is inspired by the courage of children and families. It is sustained by the extraordinary contributions of compassionate, knowledgeable and dedicated staff and volunteers, and built from our tradition of providing unsurpassed health care for children dating back to 1882.

Our Mission

We are dedicated to the health and well-being of all children. As a charitable organization, we serve children and their families to the best of our abilities and the limits of our resources.

We are the pediatric teaching facility of Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine and this commitment drives us to be a leader in:

  • Pediatric healthcare delivery
  • Research into the prevention, causes, and treatment of diseases that affect children
  • Education for physicians, nurses and allied health professionals
  • Advocacy for the general well-being of all children.

To fulfill our promise we must mindfully engage in dialogues that confront systemic racism. There can be no healthier future as long as there is racism that contributes to disparate health outcomes in our community and in our country.

We are committed to combatting racism and promoting inclusion so that all members of the Lurie Children’s community feel valued, heard and safe and that every child can realize the promise of a healthier future.

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