Sept. 5, 2014Dear friends and colleagues, The University of Mississippi Medical Center's mission is to improve the health and well-being of our community. As the state's only academic medical center, we educate health professionals, discover and share knowledge, and keep our communities healthy with our commitment to superior care. To ensure we continue our long tradition of providing quality education and health-care services to our community, UMMC developed a five-year plan that will guide our strategic priorities and articulate the investments we must make to achieve our goals. The plan represents the best ideas from across the organization and communicates our vision, goals, strategies and indicators of success. Over the last six months, leaders from across the organization have worked to develop the plan. We would like to thank everyone for their time and valuable insight. Your contribution will assist UMMC in reaching our vision of being a premier academic health sciences system recognized for superb clinical care, innovative research, and preparing committed health-care professionals to serve our state. The next phase of the work is implementation of the plan. Completing the plan is a noteworthy accomplishment, but our successes will truly be measured through execution of our strategies and achievement of our milestones.It is with great excitement and confidence that we look forward to implementing the plan and solidifying our position as one of the nation's most outstanding academic medical centers.
Dan Jones, MDChancellor
James E. Keeton, MDVice Chancellor for Health Affairs