Vice Chancellorís Message

Dear colleagues,

I am pleased to share with you the UC Irvine Health Strategic Plan, with which we will chart a dynamic path forward, positioning us to achieve great distinction as a top academic medical center and health system.

With this plan, we are defining our future as a cohesive, competitive health enterprise that aligns and integrates our many areas of individual excellence to anticipate and exceed the challenges facing the healthcare marketplace.

Our strategic plan was developed with broad input from every constituency of our organization. It aims to build on the work we do daily to fulfill our mission ó Discover. Teach. Heal. This mission enables us to achieve our essential purpose, which is to serve our community in the broadest sense.

To guide us, we have forged an exciting new vision statement: Powered by discovery and innovation, UC Irvine Health will advance individual and population health. It is our promise to harness the discovery that goes on every day within our academic and clinical domains to improve individual and population health.

To achieve this bold vision, we have defined five aspirational objectives to position us for long-term success:

  • To achieve distinction across basic, translational, clinical and outcomes research
  • To educate the next generation of healthcare leaders through innovative learning
  • To provide excellent clinical care and an exceptional experience
  • To be the regionís top destination for complex care
  • To become a leader in population health management

We have set out clear, ambitious goals for each of these objectives.

In the area of research distinction, for example, we will build multidisciplinary teams of scientists with complimentary expertise to deliver leading-edge research on a scale unimaginable if they were to work individually. We will implement innovative approaches to provide superior medical educational opportunities, which emphasize inter-professional training to meet the needs of a changing healthcare landscape.

We also will strive to deliver high-value, complex care that attracts patients from our region and across the nation, while giving each patient an optimal experience.

To hold ourselves accountable, the strategic plan sets out goals and milestones for achieving each of our aspirational objectives. We will report progress quarterly on our Milestones page, allowing you chart our progress.

I cannot emphasize enough that our strategic plan is about all of us, the entire UC Irvine Health and UC Irvine Health Sciences community. We cannot do this without you. Together we are strong, with the power to meet and surpass the challenges ahead.

I welcome each of you to join us on this journey. Together, we will take UC Irvine Health and UC Irvine Health Sciences to a new level, creating an incredibly vibrant, well-recognized entity within Orange County, nationally and globally.

Dr. Federoff Signature

Howard Federoff, MD, PhD
Vice Chancellor, Health Affairs
CEO, UC Irvine Health