City of Hope’s 2013-to-2022 strategic plan moved to its next important step on June 8 as the board of directors enthusiastically endorsed the plan’s overall direction. The planning process, City of Hope: Planning Our Future, was launched in October 2011 to prepare the organization for a second century of success.
Employees from throughout the organization gave strategic plan input. (Photo by Thomas Brown)
The plan builds on the strengths of the institution and ensures that City of Hope is prepared for foreseeable and dramatic changes in the health-care environment, said Michael A. Friedman, M.D., president and chief executive officer of City of Hope. It will enable City of Hope to take advantage of the many opportunities ahead and prepares the organization to make major clinical and scientific breakthroughs in the future.
“City of Hope has a storied, 100-year history that we should all celebrate, but we know we have much more to contribute to medicine, science and education,” Friedman said. “The successful implementation of this strategic plan will ensure that we are able to continue to make a significant impact on patient care, science and education.”
Robert Stone, chief strategy and administrative officer of City of Hope and president and executive officer of the City of Hope Medical Foundation, has directed the strategic planning efforts. He noted many across the City of Hope community have participated in the planning process.
“Developing a road map for the next 10 years is a collaborative effort that required input from every area of the organization,” Stone said. “The City of Hope community shaped this plan; it is a reflection of the months of discussion and input that has occurred since we launched the initiative.”
Teams of administrators, faculty and staff members will now turn to developing detailed implementation plans guided by a strong outline, or “road map,” that will build on the organization’s strengths over the next 10 years. In the next few months, teams will develop strategies to ensure that the plan is ready for implementation by Oct. 1.
For more information please visit the strategic planning website, which can be accessed through the intranet home page at www.coh.org.