Phase Three incorporated sensitivity planning – what if any underlying circumstances changed – and institutional implications of various strategies. The objective of Phase Three was to understand the interconnectivity and implications of the recommended strategies on the overall institution, and begin to set the stage for final implementation planning. This phase focused on strategy prioritization, defining what strategies UMMC will implement immediately over the next year versus others that would begin implementation over the next three years. In this phase, the Steering Committee, with help from the workgroups, began to identify performance metrics for each key strategy.
The second planning retreat was held to communicate the strategic direction and strategies to the broader group of stakeholders. Unlike the first planning retreat, which was intended to elicit input and participation, the second retreat functioned more as a communication forum. The objective of the retreat was to walk the stakeholders through the recommended goals, strategies and metrics, have them understand the rationale supporting these recommendations, and discuss the relative importance of each strategy.
Strategies developed as part of this strategic planning process will directly impact the economic viability of UMMC. In addition to any infrastructure and facility investments which may need to be made, UMMC will have programmatic growth, recruitment, network expansion and IT development initiatives that all impact financial performance. The following process was followed to understand financial implications:
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