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Research and education, community engagement, patient affordability and clinical innovation and care redesign are the four key areas of the BW/F strategic planning effort.
With health care reform on the horizon and health care access and costs under scrutiny nationwide, Brigham and Women’s and Faulkner Hospitals are proactively planning for the future in order to continue delivering on our mission of the highest quality patient care, expanding the boundaries of research, training the next generation of health care professionals, and serving the community, locally and globally.
“Brigham and Women’s/Faulkner Hospitals must prepare for the future by redesigning the way we deliver care to our patients and embracing new payment methods,” said BWH President Betsy Nabel, MD. “We must take bold but thoughtful steps if we are to fulfill our mission and remain a vibrant, strong and vital resource to our community.”
“A strategic planning process helps us to envision the short- and long-term future of the institution and then develop and implement an approach to reach our objectives—that of supporting our mission well into the future,” added Nabel.
The BW/F strategic planning effort, which coincides with a strategic planning process with Partners HealthCare, will focus on four critical areas: clinical innovation and care redesign; research and education; community engagement; and patient affordability. A steering committee will develop goals and an implementation plan for each area.
“This is a challenging and exciting time for all of us, and we will need everyone’s ideas as we journey down the path to becoming an even stronger academic medical center,” said Nabel, who added that her goal is for every unit and department in the hospital to be involved in some aspect of the process. “We will succeed, but we need everyone’s talents and ongoing commitment to execute on our vision.”
Do you have a question about strategic planning, or an idea for cost-savings? E-mail AskDrNabel@partners.org
Learn more about strategic planning at www.bwhpikenotes.org/about/BWHStrategicPlan