Aspirations

To achieve our new vision, five aspirations were identified to provide areas of focus and position UC Irvine Health for long-term success. These aspirations will strengthen UC Irvine Health’s position as a top academic medical institution in an era when the healthcare industry as a whole is facing dynamic change.

Our aspirations:

  • Research Distinction — Achieve distinction across basic, translational, clinical and outcomes research
  • Innovative Education — Educate the next generation of healthcare leaders through innovative learning
  • Patient Care Excellence — Provide excellent clinical care and an exceptional experience
  • Complex Care Leader — Be the region’s top destination for complex care
  • Population Health Manager — Become a leader in population health management

These aspirations are rooted in the existing strengths of UC Irvine Health, as well as in areas where we have unique opportunities to assert and distinguish our organization, both locally and internationally.

UC Irvine Health will monitor progress toward accomplishing our aspirations using the metrics below.

Research Distinction

  • Increase research faculty
  • Increase funded research faculty with awards
  • Increase clinical trials with awards
  • Increase high-visibility multi-institutional research programs
  • Increase cumulative philanthropic income for the Medical Center and School of Medicine

Innovative Education

  • Increase overall satisfaction score on School of Medicine Graduate Questionnaire
  • Increase satisfaction score on School of Medicine Graduate Questionnaire for basic science coursework with sufficient clinical relevance
  • Increase in satisfaction score on School of Medicine Graduate Questionnaire for clinical experience integrated basic science content
  • Increase medical education professorship endowments
  • Increase interprofessional education sessions
  • Increase students from disadvantaged backgrounds
  • Increase in students with a commitment to serve the Latino community
  • Increase in gender equity in faculty and senior administrative staff

Patient Care Excellence — Provide excellent clinical care and an exceptional experience

  • Increase Vizient overall quality star rating
  • Increase HCAHPS overall hospital rating top box score
  • Increase CG-CAHPS "Recommend this Provider Office" top box score
  • Reduce cost per adjusted discharge

Complex Care Leader

  • Increase adult tertiary and quaternary discharges
  • Increase in overall case mix index

Population Health Manager

  • Increase in unique attributed lives
  • Decrease total cost of care for risk-based population
  • Reduce the number of days for next available ambulatory specialty care appointment

We have identified 18-month and five-year targets for each metric and will report progress annually. View our aspiration metrics ›