Archives for August 2014

Let’s Meet!

I know that we all have a lot of meetings. Some good, some not so good. And I understand that sometimes meetings can be like email, in that, you feel that they keep you from doing “real” work. However, meetings provide wonderful opportunities for sharing ideas and differing perspectives. Consider this, from John Michel, on […]

Why Do We Care? What Does It Matter?

“No man is an island, entire of itself; every man is a piece of the continent, a part of the main.” ~John Donne When we talk about our strategic planning process it is easy to understand why we tackle subjects like operational efficiencies and IT. Less-easily understood is why issues such as community and philanthropy […]

2013-2014 Committee Members

The following list contains members from the 2013-2014 Academic Strategic Planning Steering Committee. Executive Committee Members Nancy Dunlap (Chair), MD, PhD, MBA  Randolph J. Canterbury, MD Anne Kromkowski Robert Cofield, PH, MHA, FACHE Bradley E. Haws Susan M. Pollart, MD, MSc Margaret A. Shupnik, PhD Chris A. Ghaemmaghami, MD Steering Committee Members Ruth Bernheim (Co-Chair), […]

The Importance of Knowing What’s Important

“It is not enough to be industrious; so are the ants. What are you industrious about?” ~Henry David Thoreau Today’s world tells us that we need to do more and that we need to do it faster. Soon, now, hurry, more. So many of us are zooming around trying to meet the many needs, requirements, […]

Let’s Do It!

It was just over a month ago when the mission and tactical work groups and the Steering Committee finished their planning work, setting the strategic direction for the school and recommending solutions to many of our infrastructure issues. If we think of the Plan-Do-Check-Act improvement process, we moved to the “Do” phase. I would like […]