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The just-released clinical strategic plan presents key strategies for BW/F to achieve new growth and excellence in its mission over the next three to five years. It will soon be integrated with research and teaching plans currently being developed. Over the last nine months, several hundred clinical and administrative staff provided input to the plan.
It outlines core strategies including expansion across the distributed BW/F campus and network, differentiation by key competitive factors and strong financial performance.
The plan builds on the five centers of excellence announced back in 2001 – cancer, cardiovascular services, neurosciences, orthopedics and arthritis, and women’s health. These represent nearly three of every four BW/F discharges, have significant outpatient programs, and address the most pressing health issues in our service area. The plan also maintains our core and key specialty services that account for the other 25 percent of inpatient program, that are integral to serving our patients and supporting our centers of excellence.
Implementation of the plan calls for optimizing BW/F, Faulkner and 850 campuses into an integrated and distributed campus. BW/F facilities will be redeveloped to care for the most complex and sickest patients. Faulkner will continue as our community teaching hospital, with the addition of an ambulatory care and surgery building, and 850 Boylston is being redeveloped into a major ambulatory care center with enhanced services, including a multispecialty women’s health center.
The strategic plan also focuses on key service differentiators that address the BW/F mission of patient care, teaching and research. These include innovation, quality and patient safety, service excellence and quality of work life.
Financial performance rounds out the clinical strategy, accomplished by maximizing revenue, containing costs, improving efficiency and optimizing philanthropy.
"The strategic plan will guide our clinical enterprise over the next three to five years, during a time of significant challenge and opportunity, " said President Gary Gottlieb, MD, MBA. "With this plan in hand I see a very exciting and promising future as we build on our many strengths to serve the community more fully."
If you would like an Executive Summary of the Strategic Plan, please visit www.bwhpikenotes.org.