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Planning underway for Stanford Medicine’s future

What will the future hold for Stanford Medicine? That question, and the related -- how do we get there? — are at the heart of the in-progress effort to craft a new Integrated Strategic Plan for Stanford Medicine, the entity that unifies the School of Medicine, Stanford Health Care and Stanford Children's Health.

Organizers hosted an open house last week, which was highlighted in a recent Inside Stanford Medicine article, and are eager to receive comments from members of the Stanford Medicine community, as the playful video above emphasizes.

Currently, 13 focus groups are working to answer critical questions about the organization's future. The questions, worth a perusal, range from "How can Stanford Medicine balance the cost of an academic medical enter with the value equation in health care?" to "How will Stanford Medicine fulfill our social justice mission and contribute to the health of our community?"

The groups will submit white papers on these issues in December, Nancy Taylor, chief strategy officer for the School of Medicine, told me at the open house.

The process will culminate in a finalized plan in 2018, which will dovetail with the university's strategic planning process.

Previously: Improvements planned for new Stanford emergency department, New center to advance cancer cell therapy and New Stanford center aims to fight global poverty
Thumbnail image of social work clinician Renee Cisco by Rod Searcey

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