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Purchasing Department Mission Statement

UNC Health Care System
Purchasing Department

Mission Statement 

Our mission is to provide services adding value and improvement in support of the patient care mission of UNC Health Care System. The Purchasing Department strives to become an acknowledged leader among service providers, recognized for innovative, high quality, and cost effective approaches to meeting and exceeding our customers' expectations.

The Purchasing Department takes pride in applying our core values: 

  • Seeking, establishing, and maintaining supplier relationships that foster the premise of best quality at the lowest total cost 
  •  Improving processes to facilitate ease of procurement 
  • Understanding and responding to our customers’ business needs and challenges 
  • Remaining open, competitive, and fair in our business practices 
  • Retaining the integrity and confidentiality of the information we utilize in compliance with applicable law and accreditation requirements 
  • Developing and fostering a dynamic, proactive, and committed relationship with all activities with which we are associated 
  • Continuously supporting the six pillars that are the hallmark of our commitment to caring: people, service, quality, finance, growth and innovation.


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