(From the July/August 2013 issue of Inside Nationwide Children's)
Nationwide Children’s Hospital is on a Journey to Best. The best outcomes. Achieved through the best people. And the best programs. We'll get there through this next strategic plan, by building on our foundation of world-class programs that integrate research and clinical care, all with a focus on the best outcomes.
Our mission hasn’t changed since the hospital’s founding in 1892 and we’re keeping this promise to patients and their families –to provide the highest quality of care to all children and their families regardless of ability to pay.
Our Journey to Best Outcomes is the roadmap for Nationwide Children’s success over the next five years and beyond.
What are Best Outcomes?
We define best outcomes as not only the best clinic visit, surgery or hospital stay, but also everything we do to sustain and improve that outcome throughout a child’s life.
It’s working with schools so that a kindergartner receiving a heart transplant can keep up with class.
It’s helping our tiniest NICU patients get home and hit every milestone just like any other child.
It’s providing athletic trainers with our latest concussion research so it is translated into safer sports practices.
And in the broadest sense best outcomes includes access, satisfaction, safety, education, operations and employee satisfaction.
Together, we will create the nation’s most comprehensive, integrated pediatric health care delivery system. Families will seek us out for the highest quality health care and research. And we will deliver results that have a lasting impact on the long-term health of the children we treat and children everywhere.
Best Outcomes Begins with You.
Our success is only possible with every single one of you. You have a direct role in providing best outcomes and we couldn’t do it without you. We will achieve best outcomes in everything we do because every single person owns their role in our shared success. That’s why we’re asking each employee to identify their unique and personal connection to delivering best outcomes to the patients and families we serve.
Looking for more information about the Journey to Best?
Visit ANCHOR/Strategic-Plan to find all of the handouts from the strategic plan launch events and more!