Medical Center Strategic Plans

ROJoson's Writings on Hospital Administration

Medical Center Strategic Plans

What is it? How should it be looked at? What are its planning horizons?

Reynaldo O. Joson, MD

December 4, 2014

A strategic plan is a directed course of action to achieve an intended set of goals.

It is usually a general plan and a long-term plan.

For a medical center, I suggest the planning horizon be 10-20 years with a consideration of health trends in the next 50 years.  The main reason for this recommendation is the capital intensive requirements for subsequent renovations of facility and medical and hospital equipment whenever there will be a change in health trends.

Once the 10-20 year strategic plan has been drawn up, this can be broken into several subsets of aligned and contributory strategic plans.  The subsets consist of both medium-term and short-term strategic plans.  The medium-term strategic plans have a planning horizon of 5-10 years while the…

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