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An inspired vision for Queen's Health Sciences

 
2012-06-26

A new overarching strategic framework released today provides a unified vision for the Faculty of Health Sciences. “Ask questions, Seek answers, Advance care, Inspire change brings planning for the faculty’s three schools together in a single framework.

A new detailed strategic plan for the Queen’s School of Medicine also released today sets out a five-year plan for 2012 to 2016 outlining a new mission for the school. The plan supports the school’s priorities for advancing the science and practice of medicine, and benefitting health and well being for Canadians through four pillars: research, education, partnerships, with the patient at the centre of the academic mission.

“While we celebrate the successes of our past and present, we recognize that it is necessary to envision and prepare for the future.” said Richard Reznick, Dean, Faculty of Health Sciences. “I think it is clear to most of us involved in health care, particularly in this province, that the next few years will see significant changes in the way we do business. We need to be prepared for this.”

The overarching strategic framework developed through extensive consultations with faculty stakeholders and partners, unifies the faculties three schools – Nursing, Rehabilitation Therapy and Medicine. The School of Medicine plan is a much more detailed road map – setting priorities over the next five years and the activities and measures for achieving success.

Deloitte National Health Services assisted with the planning process, conducting 50 stakeholder meetings and contacting 1500 people.  Planning also included meetings with Queen’s researchers, a town hall meeting, and an in-depth planning retreat with more than 100 attendees. Leaders of Queen’s partner hospitals – Kingston General Hospital, Hotel-Dieu and Providence Care – as well as governing bodies for the medical profession, senior representatives from the Government of Ontario ministries of Health and Long Term Care (MOHLTC) and Research and Innovation (MRI) were also consulted.

A video summary and digital copy of the Strategic Framework for the Faculty of Health Sciences and School of Medicine Strategic Plan 2012-2016 are available.

For more information, please contact:

Michael Onesi at (613) 533-6000 ext 77513 onesim@queensu.ca or Anne Craig at (613) 533-2877 anne.craig@queensu.ca News and Media Services, Queen’s University

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