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Strategic Plan

The Organizational Improvement Office proudly supports KU Medical Center's leadership, schools, departments and individuals in their work to achieve our mission, vision and strategic plan.

Be sure to scroll down for four easy steps you or your department/program can take to support the strategic plan.

KU Medical Center's Vision

To lead the nation in caring, healing, teaching and discovering

KU Medical Center's Mission

To improve lives and communities in Kansas and beyond through innovation in education, research and healthcare

Strategic Focus Areas





Develop and support a valued and respected workforce
Expect and foster meaningful change and continuous improvement
Build, nurture and sustain authentic relationships with communities and partners
Achieve excellent outcomes while being good stewards of our resources

Strategic Planning Process

How can you use the plan - as a department, program or individual?

  1. Familiarize yourself with KUMC's mission, vision and strategic focus areas (see above).
  2. Identify ONE of the four focus areas that resonates with you (or your department or program)and which you believe you may be able to most beneficially impact.
  3. Using this form in RedCap (in development-coming soon), describe your (or your department's or program's) initiative to support one of the four strategic focus areas.
    • For department or program brainstorming, Liberating Structures may be useful in generating and prioritizing ideas. Consider 15% Solutions, 25/10 Crowd Sourcing, or the Agreement-Certainty Matrix Liberating Structures. The Liberating Structures may be overwhelming if you've not used them before. OIO is available to help facilitate these or other Liberating Structures.
  4. Set up (or use existing) meetings with your supervisor (and team, as appropriate) to monitor progress and achievement of your initiative. This also lets your supervisor share information up to KUMC leadership.

Last modified: Jul 26, 2018
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blue red yellow graphicFor more information on KUMC's Strategic Plan, please visit the KUMC Leadership Strategic Plan website.