IDEA PRINCIPLES

COTS takes pride in living our IDEA principles as outlined below.

Mission:

We are physicians, healthcare professionals and other experts working together to improve the health and safety of our communities. (DIVERSITY)

 

Vision:

Access to the best care and outcomes through collaboration, education, and prevention (INCLUSION)

 

Values:

  • Optimistic: We have a positive and uplifting attitude and are open to new challenges. Good people, doing good things – we aim to be principled in all aspects of our work (INCLUSION / ASSUME POSITIVE INTENT)
  • Trustworthy: We have caring and personal attitudes toward building our partner relations (TEAMWORK ACROSS DIFFERENCES / ACCESS)
  • Practiced: We are knowledgeable, experienced, and able to carry our assigned work/projects (DIVERSITY OF THOUGHT / ACCESS)
  • Collaborative: We support the diverse nature of our region, and are unbiased and collegial with our partners (CULTURAL COMPETENCE ACROSS DIFFERENCES / ACCESS)
  • Engaged: We are proactive and responsive to our customer’s needs (EQUITY)