September 19, 2008

Fall Faculty meet a chance to reflect, look ahead

Featured Image

Attendees at last week’s elevate meeting celebrate “What’s Right at Vanderbilt.” (photo by Susan Urmy)

Fall Faculty meet a chance to reflect, look ahead

The annual Fall Faculty Meeting will take place at 4 p.m., Thursday, Sept. 25, in Langford Auditorium.

Vice Chancellor for Health Affairs Harry Jacobson, M.D., will outline the Medical Center's progress and highlight focused, balanced goals for 2009 by discussing VUMC's five elevate pillars — people, service, quality, growth and finance.

Faculty will be briefed on topics across campus including new leadership at the Vander bilt-Ingram Cancer Center and the quality of School of Medicine and School of Nursing applicants and faculty.

Survey results for employee, physician and patient satisfaction will also be discussed.

Patient volume, research, revenue and growth issues will be reviewed and 2009 goals set.

One area of focus will likely be growth with major projects under way in several areas:

• The Medical Center is continuing its expansion to 100 Oaks with construction on schedule for substantial completion by January 2009;

• the expansion of the Monroe Carell Jr. Children's Hospital is moving forward;

• a $169 million Critical Care Tower on campus is under construction;

• the Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center has a clinical expansion project under way.

• and Vanderbilt Medical Group also has continued to grow in Williamson County.

A reception will be held in the North Lobby following the event.