Mission, Vision & Values
Mission: Gulf Bend Center's mission is "To improve the quality of life of persons and their families who are challenged with problems related to mental illness and intellectual and developmental disabilities."
Vision: Gulf Bend Center envisions an informed community working together improving the quality of life of the people we serve.
Values: The following values or guiding principles are all that we aspire to be as individual staff, board members, and as an organization:
Integrity - We must demonstrate our unyielding commitment to doing the right thing every time. Our actions must be consistent with what we say and what we promise. Gulf Bend Center’s reputation is measured by our individual actions. We do not improperly influence others and we will not allow others to improperly influence us. We are respectful and behave in an open and honest manner.
Commitment - Our Commitment to doing the right thing can be measured individually and collectively. Our commitment extends to those we serve, fellow employees, stakeholders, payers and our communities at-large. We are committed to ensuring an environment that is safe and free from harassment or retaliation. We are committed to managing our business and services in an ethical manner.
Teamwork - Gulf Bend Center’s successes are a direct result of our teamwork. We are a team. We appreciate and respect the diversity of our workforce and the unique talents each employee brings to our organization. This diversity and broad skill set strengthens our thinking and decision making ability. We respect and encourage different opinions and expect feedback to better our organization. We know that by working collaboratively our consumers and stakeholders will realize nothing but the best.
Excellence – Excellence is our ambition. We strive for superior quality in all we do. The excellence of our consumer services and business practices is a direct reflection and result of our Integrity, Commitment and Teamwork. We are passionate about our mission and values. We are determined to serve our consumers, employees and stakeholders through innovation and continuous improvement with a focused interest on consumer needs. Excellence is not only a value, but we consider it a discipline to be practiced with a sense of urgency.
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Our Values Guide Us In All We Do