UC Davis Health System Strategic Planning Process
Conclusion of Phase I
In May 2010, UC Davis Health System concluded the first phase of a yearlong planning process to create a new Strategic Plan. Phase I consisted of an evaluation of the strategic goals we set for ourselves five years ago and a determination of where we achieved success, where we did not, and why. Through interviews with key internal stakeholders, we assessed our collective performance against the plan’s “indicators of achievement” in our missions of education, research, clinical care and community engagement.
The majority of stakeholders interviewed believed that our mission statement from the 2004 Strategic Plan, “Discovering and sharing knowledge to advance health,” is still applicable for the next five years. More than three-quarters of the interviewees believed that the health system’s 2004 Vision Statement had shaped our organizational direction, especially in research, diversity and national aspirations.
The 2004 Strategic Plan included overarching goals for each of our four mission areas. We determined that we achieved progress toward our goals in each of the areas.
- Leadership in Innovative Research was the goal that achieved the greatest level of progress. Our health system has secured more than $200 million in research funding, significantly exceeding the research-funding goal of $150 million set in our previous Strategic Plan.
- Excellence in Education made progress through initiatives such as the consolidation of the School of Medicine onto one campus, the establishment of the Rural-PRIME Program, and the establishment of the Betty Irene Moore School of Nursing.
- Provision of Quality, State-of-the-Art Clinical Care was strengthened through the emphasis on quality and patient safety, and improvements such as the implementation of our electronic medical record system.
- Effective Community Engagement was enhanced through our role as a major employer in the region and recognition as an integral part of our community.
Emerging as the five most significant strategic achievements at our health system since the implementation of the 2004 plan were:
- The transformation and expansion of our physical plant; such as the construction of the Education Building, the UC Davis Institute for Regenerative Cures and the Surgery and Emergency Services Pavilion
- Inaugural membership in the National Institutes of Health Clinical and Translational Science consortium
- Growth in research funding
- Continued expansion of and leadership in telehealth
- Establishment of the Betty Irene Moore School of Nursing