Strategic Plan Town Hall and Webcast
Over 400 UC Davis Health System staff members, faculty and students attended a town hall meeting on September 27 to learn about progress made on the 2011-2016 Strategic Plan.
This was the first time that the health system utilized webcast technology to enable employees to attend the meeting from the comfort of their workstation. Over 200 people viewed the webcast, with many departments, including nursing and operating room units, offering a central location where employees could watch together.
A recording of the webcast is now available to view.
Strategic Planning Steering Committee Chair Frederick Meyers led the presentation, which detailed achievements in implementing the plan's eight goals. A question-and-answer period followed. Employees on site submitted their questions via notecards and those online could send their questions live via the webcast platform. Senior leaders took turns responding to questions, ranging from the health system's efforts to promote financial sustainability to the ways in which the institution is enhancing workplace diversity.
The 45-minute meeting did not provide enough time to answer all of the questions that were submitted. These include:
- I'm not sure I understand why it is such a big deal being a Comprehensive Cancer Center - what does it mean to the health system?
- What efforts are being made to hire from within? Many leadership positions have been filled by external candidates.
- Do you foresee healthcare reform creating cutbacks at the health system or do we have plans to adapt to those changes?
- Where do you envision the health system will focus its efforts for its market position 10 years out? In other words what will the UC Davis Health System niche be, especially our position compared to our competitors? What will our alliances, partnership and specialization focus be?