Academic Health Center Strategic Plan

MU Health Care and the School of Medicine are working with the Sinclair School of Nursing, School of Health Professions and other schools across the University of Missouri campus to develop a strategic plan, the roadmap to help us achieve our vision. Kaufman Hall, a nationally renowned consulting firm in the health care industry, is assisting with this important initiative.

The strategic planning process is guided by MU Health’s vision to be a leader in precision health through excellence in patient care, breakthrough research and innovative practice and education.

As an academic health center, MU Health remains committed to improving health outcomes for Missourians and those beyond our state borders. The strategic plan will provide a roadmap to move MU Health forward to become one of the nation’s top academic health centers and a destination for faculty, staff, students and patients.

Town halls

We are committed to transparency and two-way communication throughout this planning process. To gather input and share updates from the larger campus community, town halls were held in August and November. The next set of town halls will take place in February. Dates will be posted when they are set.

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Planning process frequently asked questions

See the frequently asked questions below to learn more about the strategic planning process.

How long is the strategic planning process, and what’s involved in this process?

The strategic planning process for the academic health center kicked off this spring and will end in February 2020. The project occurs in three key phases, and each phase has key deliverables.

Phase 1: Situation Assessment (April - June)

  • Conduct situational analysis of research, education and clinic service current state
  • Develop working team objectives
  • Create draft strategy hypotheses

Phase 2: Strategy Formulation (July - December)

  • Test and refine strategy hypotheses
  • Determine critical elements of success for team strategies
  • Aggregate and prioritize team strategies

Phase 3: Action Plan Development (January - February)

  • Determine resource requirements
  • Create financial projections
  • Develop metrics and targets to evaluate progress against the plan
  • Confirm implementation timeline and accountability
  • Conduct scenario planning and monitoring approach
  • Finalize plan summary and implementation playbook

What are the focus areas?

Focus areas

Who is involved in this process?

Jonathan Curtright, MU Health Care CEO, Steve Zweig, interim dean of the MU School of Medicine, and Latha Ramchand, MU provost, are co-leading this effort. They will report to an executive committee to include:

  • Mun Choi, President, UM System
  • Alexander Cartwright, Chancellor, MU
  • Ryan Rapp, VP Finance and CFO, UM System
  • Nim Chinniah, senior adviser to the president for health affairs

The Strategic Planning Committee reflects the diversity of the University of Missouri, with nearly 30 representatives from key stakeholder groups across MU’s schools and colleges as well as MU Health Care.