Evolve to Excel Archives
Dec. 18, 2013—“The downsizing effort is over.” With those words, Jeff Balser, M.D., Ph.D., vice chancellor for Health Affairs and dean of the School of Medicine, announced Wednesday that workforce reduction efforts announced in September at Vanderbilt University Medical Center are completed.
Nov. 7, 2013—Oftentimes, holding firm to core principles and values anchors us and assures long-term success during periods of rapid change.
Sep. 19, 2013—We are — at our core — a place that cares about people. That caring attitude is reflected in how we “are” with one another, and also with our patients and students.
Aug. 29, 2013—Over the last several weeks, my comments about our cost reduction efforts have been extensive, and as a result, very public.
Aug. 29, 2013—As part of the Evolve to Excel (E2E) operational change initiative, senior leadership from across Vanderbilt University Medical Center gathered last week for an intensive, daylong session to carefully evaluate proposals for operational change brought forth from throughout the organization.
Aug. 15, 2013—As Vanderbilt University Medical Center navigates large-scale operational change through Evolve to Excel (E2E) a number of creative and substantive cost savings initiatives have already been identified. The Medical Center’s first priority remains to achieve savings through efforts that focus on costs associated with supplies and other non-labor expenses.
Aug. 9, 2013—Dear Colleagues, As we move forward with our cost reduction efforts throughout the Medical Center, I pledged to provide timely and substantive updates. In this message, I will summarize the status of our strategic change initiative Evolve to Excel (E2E). I will also answer questions that have come from our own people throughout VUMC, as...
Aug. 8, 2013—The way David Posch, CEO of Vanderbilt University Hospital and Clinics, described the health care industry’s current landscape to members of the Patient and Family Advisory Council at the group’s August meeting Tuesday night was by quoting the opening line of Charles Dickens’ “Tale of Two Cities” — “it was the best of times, it was the worst of times.”
Aug. 1, 2013—Evolve to Excel (E2E), a comprehensive initiative designed to strengthen operational practices throughout Vanderbilt University Medical Center to ensure long-term success of the organization, is moving ahead.
Jul. 18, 2013—Dear Colleagues, Openness and transparency are key elements of our culture. My goal in these regular, system-wide communications is to provide you with facts. Vanderbilt University Medical Center has never been stronger. Over the last few years, and even in recent months, our local and national reputation has grown significantly in all three of our...
Jun. 20, 2013—With a desire toward process improvement that will result in lasting change, and in response to ongoing financial pressures from declining reimbursements for the treatment of Medicare and Medicaid patients along with reductions to federal research funding due to the nation’s ballooning deficit, Vanderbilt University Medical Center is embarking on a comprehensive program designed to sharpen operational practices throughout the institution to better meet the economic realities facing the future of health care delivery and research.