You may recall that at the beginning of 2012 KSB Hospital embarked on a process of strategic planning. It has been nearly a decade since we undertook this endeavor, and with the ongoing changes in the national healthcare environment, now is the right time to look ahead and make plans for our organization.
I want to give you an update on the work that has already taken place. Nine separate categories were created to feed into the overall KSB strategic plan. These included areas as like information technology, demographics, facility planning, quality and others.
Work teams led by your vice presidents collected data, analyzed trends, and heard input from both KSB employees and members of the community. These teams prepared recommendations that will help to form our final organization-wide strategic plan.
I found a business entrepreneur from Chicago and a longtime healthcare executive from Oklahoma City to assist us in our strategic planning process. They are now reviewing the goals and proposals of each team. Their responses and suggestions help give us an outside perspective on our final plan.
Our goal is to provide to our Board of Directors with a comprehensive roadmap for our future. I’m excited about the work that has been done so far and look forward to sharing the results with you before we begin our budget process this fall.