Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital
New Brunswick • Somerset

Living Our Values

We recognize that the culture we create is essential to creating a culture of dignity, inclusion, and kindness for everyone who enters our doors. Started as a “Culture of Kindness Initiative” that was employee led, our RWJ Values – C.U.L.T.U.R.E.—are the foundation for achieving this goal.

RWJ Values

Commitment is establishing ownership and dedication to personal, professional, and organizational success with passion and purpose.

Understanding is the ability to acknowledge the strengths of others, appreciate their challenges and effectively recognize and support their needs.

Learning is embracing innovation, challenges and experiences which enhances personal and professional growth.

Trust is demonstrating honesty and accountability in all interactions to promote a positive environment.

Unity is a collaborative practice which creates a sense of togetherness that establishes high level of teamwork.

Respect is fostering an environment of integrity by treating others with dignity.

Empathy is the sincere awareness of the needs of other people along with the desire and attempt to compassionately support them.

Living Our Values Initiatives

RWJ Spirit Day

Each year, we set aside a day to celebrate the hard work of our award-winning team of employees. Leading up to the event, we facilitate an organization-wide engagement activity to engage all departments in ways to display how they are living our values. Departments who show the most RWJ spirit through the ways in which they living our values are honored and awarded.

RWJ Staff Education Fair

Each year using a different theme, the Values Committee hosts an RWJ staff education fair. The fair serves to educate the staff on the values and other RWJ initiatives in a fun and engaging forum.

RWJ Values Champions

Yearly, we acknowledge employees who have been identified as Values Champions. The Values Champions are nominated by colleagues who are identified as employees who are living RWJ Values in everything they do. Values Champions participate on the RWJ Values Committee for one year—promoting, participating, and creating projects and initiatives to assist RWJ with further inculcating our values. They receive a gold employee badge for the rest of their career at RWJ to be recognized as an employee who sets the gold standard of service.

RWJ Values Guide

RWJ’s Values Guide is our calibration tool for measuring the degree to which each employee is living the RWJ Values. Integrated into our performance appraisal process, the RWJ Values weigh 50% of each employees’ evaluation. Doing this, we’re able to further inculcate our values and foster a culture of inclusion, dignity, and kindness—as well as identify rising RWJ Values Champions.

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