Strategic Planning: Vision 2020
OHSU will partner to make Oregon a national leader in health
and science innovation for the purpose of improving the health
and well-being of all Oregonians.
Planning strategically for OHSU excellence
Why do we plan? We plan because we wish to maximize our ability to contribute to the health and well-being of Oregonians.
We plan because it is the responsible approach to leading an academic health center. We plan because we are a large and complex organization that requires careful and consistent management.
We plan because our growth has been very rapid in the past two decades; now is the time to take stock of this growth and to ensure our sustainability. We plan because we aspire to sustainable excellence.
Strategic planning provides us with a roadmap to our future – it helps us “get there from here” by outlining a vision, goals, strategies and tactics. A good strategic plan will provide a shared framework for decision making at all levels of our great institution.
In the end, the measure of our plan’s success will be an enhanced ability to achieve our vision of being a national leader in health and science innovation to improve the health and well-being of Oregonians. Quality and results, not profit, are the primary indicators of our success. However, financial sustainability and stability are crucial to maintaining our public mission of health care, research, education and service.
A transparent and inclusive process
Our strategic planning process is broad-based and participatory – across the institution and the state. We have sought input from hundreds of individuals and organizations. We believe that transparency is crucial to OHSU’s success and to our planning process.
Change can’t happen if we see things just one way. That’s why diversity is important to who we are. Diversity is integral to achieving Vision 2020 and is a guiding principle of our planning process.
We asked for help in identifying our strengths and weakness, along with our opportunities and threats (our “SWOT” analysis). From this foundation, we articulated a vision for OHSU in the year 2020 – what do we want to be at that point? How can we best be organized to serve? What values will we represent? We then developed a draft five-year plan, including five-year goals, strategies and tactics to help us take our first steps toward Vision 2020.
A dynamic strategic plan
We have not created a leather-bound, encyclopedic document intended only to gather dust on our bookshelves. Our plan lays out five-year goals, strategies to attain our goals and measurable tactics for implementation.
But we understand that the only constant is change. Over the next five years, we will inevitably change internally as we adopt elements of the plan, and we will change due to external forces too. The combination of internal and external forces will present new opportunities and unforeseen challenges.
We will evaluate our progress and listen to our employees, students, patients, friends and critics as we move forward. To be strategic, our plan must be evolving and dynamic.
The Five-Year Strategic Goals: Mapping the Future
Vision 2020 describes where we want to be in the year 2020. Our five-year goals identify the steps needed to put us firmly on the path toward Vision 2020. By accomplishing these goals, we will know that we are on track to reach our vision. Following are OHSU’s five-year strategic goals:
- Be a great organization, diverse in people and ideas.
- Develop a faculty that will collaborate to drive excellence and innovation across OHSU.
- Join others in developing policy and care delivery solutions that improve access to high-quality health care for all, especially Oregonians.
- Help meet Oregon’s workforce needs in the health and science professions through innovative strategies.
- Align OHSU enterprises to support sustainable innovation.
- Build financial wherewithal for the long-term advancement of all of our missions