MU Health, which includes MU Health Care, the School of Medicine, the Sinclair School of Nursing and the School of Health Professions, is developing an academic health center strategic plan. Kaufman Hall, a consulting firm, is helping facilitate the process.

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.

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 December 2019. 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 - September)

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

Phase 3: Action Plan Development (October-December)

  • 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

Who is involved in this process?

Jonathan Curtright, MU Health Care CEO, and Latha Ramchand, MU provost, are co-leading this effort. They will report to an executive committee to include:

  • Mun Choi, President, UM System
  • Alex 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.

When will other members of the campus community have opportunities to provide input and hear updates?

We are committed to transparency and two-way communication throughout this planning process. Multiple opportunities for engagement will exist throughout the strategic planning process.

To gather input and share updates from the larger campus community, town halls will take place in in August, October and December on the MU Campus. A schedule of town halls will be posted on this website when the dates and locations are finalized. The first town hall will take place the week of August 19.

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