"We need to get off the second floor," were Doug Girod's words shortly after assuming his role as KU Medical Center's tenth Executive Vice Chancellor.
That idea, that commitment to establish a presence all around campus set the tone for how Dr. Girod is leading the medical center. Decisive and confident, important qualities for a microvascular surgeon and an academic medical center leader, he knows it takes an empowered, innovative, engaged team to be successful. You can hear it when he talks about team-based education, research, clinical care and outreach, and you can see it in his actions.
Every Voice Counts, or EVC, is a multifaceted approach to two-way communication that Dr. Girod has implemented to share our mission, vision and goals with faculty and staff, as well as to solicit questions, feedback and suggestions.
Dr. Girod knows that great ideas, great solutions to the challenges of today, great possibilities for tomorrow can and must come from every member of the KU Medical Center community. He is creating an environment in which those ideas, solutions and possibilities can thrive.
Leadership at Every Level
The strategic plan calls for the recruitment, development and retention of outstanding leaders and educators. In 2013, we reached two significant milestones in this ongoing effort.
An important responsibility of leadership is the development of a sustainable organization.
With a foundation in leadership, integration, communication and alignment, we are well positioned to advance education, discovery, healing, engagement and innovation in 2014.
 Goal E.III in the original plan / Innovate box 2 in refined the plan
 Goals A.II and E.III in the original plan / Educate box 3 and Innovate box 2 in refined the plan
 Goals C.I-4 in the original plan / Heal boxes 1-4 in the refined plan
 Goal H in the original plan / Alignment and Communication competencies in the refined plan