February 2004

Update Begins on Catholic Health Initiatives’
Strategic Plan


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The Catholic Health Initiatives Strategic Planning Steering Committee met February 11 and 12 in Denver to begin the process of updating the organization’s strategic plan. The meeting included:
  • Keynote speakers Michael Sachs and Leanne Kaiser-Carlson, who shared their views on the future of health care.
  • A panel discussion and interactive work sessions featuring experts from the fields of health care policy, medical and information technology, long-term care, rural health care and consumer trends.
  • A review of critical planning information from Catholic Health Initiatives’ recently completed national healthcare environmental assessment.
The steering committee discussed a variety of future scenarios for Catholic Health Initiatives and health care in general, as well as the implications of those scenarios. "It was an excellent kick-off to our strategic planning update process," said Bob Cook, vice president of strategic planning for Catholic Health Initiatives. The Strategic Planning Steering Committee will meet again in March and in April to continue the planning process and finalize a recommendation for Catholic Health Initiatives’ strategic plan for 2006 to 2010. The updated plan will be presented to the Board of Stewardship Trustees for review and approval in June. For more information, contact Bob Cook at bobcook@catholichealth.net.

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