our values

At OCHIN, we believe in being good people, doing good work.

In that spirit, our employees are proud to embody our six OCHIN values, principles that were identified and refined over a six-month period with our leadership team, our board, and our staff-at-large.

To us, these are more than words. They are something we live and breathe on a daily basis: when making decisions on behalf of our Members, when interacting with each other, and when engaging our communities.

We are OCHIN, and these six values are at the heart of everything we do.


Generates new and creative ideas that shape new processes, cut costs, and improve the overall system in which we are working.


Thinks critically and thoughtfully in making appropriate decisions. By being present and listening, applies the right solution to the right problem. Keeps the focus on members and strives to meet their needs.


Solves problems and works as a team player to meet member and organizational needs. Makes an effort to find solutions that work for everyone involved. Understands the value of give and take.


Thoughtfully considers and incorporates the diversity of ideas, people, and members in daily decision making through honest and productive communications.


Nurtures a fiduciary responsibility to use resources in a conscientious manner. Has a passion for supporting and bettering the environments and communities in which he or she works. Exhibits trust and honesty.


Demonstrates vision, courage, and respect, as well as accountability to both process and commitments. A leader is one who has followers.