During fiscal year (FY) 2012 UW Medicine focused on continuing the implementation of key priorities of the Strategic Plan. One of the major accomplishments was the strategic alliance with Valley Medical Center in Renton, which became UW Medicine’s eighth entity in July 2011. UW Medicine now includes Harborview Medical Center, Valley Medical Center, UW Medical Center, Northwest Hospital & Medical Center, UW Neighborhood Clinics, UW Physicians, UW School of Medicine and Airlift Northwest. The expanded health system best positions us to serve our region for primary, secondary, tertiary and quaternary care and to excel in teaching and research to achieve our mission of improving health.
The faculty, staff and leadership team have demonstrated enthusiasm dedication and innovation when developing and implementing the strategic plan goals. Key efforts in teamwork and collaboration amongst all entities have continued success. The process for engaging in dialogue and listening to feedback from internal and external constituents has enabled substantial progress. As we look forward to FY 2013 we will continue to focus on effective and timely implementation of key priorities. Our ongoing efforts in working as a system will be critical to the success in achieving these goals.
The FY 2013 UW Medicine strategic plan initiatives focus on building key clinical programs through direct investment and the development of core systems and organizational capabilities that support those services required to meet our mission. To best prepare for national health reform and to enhance our ability to function as an integrated health care system several important changes to the strategic plan have been made. These are summarized below in the chart. The UW Medicine’s strategic plan remains an ongoing process to be readily adaptable as the overall impact of health reform is assessed and opportunities are analyzed.
Strategic Plan Update
Downloadable Graphic of Strategic Plan