4 Ways to Refocus Your Strategic Planning

Philip Betbeze, for HealthLeaders Media , May 6, 2011

·        Expansion of its largest outpatient campus, to include the addition of an ambulatory surgery center, and 54 more physicians over the next five years

"It's not like strategic planning is the reason Geisinger is such an outstanding health system," Paul says. "We're a piece that has smart innovative people involved who are trying to help apply a little strategy, planning, and discipline to make sure all these great things are integrated and we're able to leverage it all so we can change the face of healthcare."

Scott Davis, vice president of consulting and business development with Geisinger, works closely with Charles and Paul in formulating and executing the health system's strategic plan.

"Our process is proactive, evolving not as a static document that sits on a shelf," he says. "We have a constant and tremendous level of assessment and filtering processes to synthesize all that's going on in the market regionally and nationally to provide guidance to our leaders. That keeps care local, nonthreatening, benefits community providers, and aligns us for what we do best, which is quaternary care."

Philip Betbeze is senior leadership editor with HealthLeaders Media.
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