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The Center's Strategic Direction

Strategic DirectionThe Center for Health Affairs strives to provide its member hospitals with vital services and resources aimed at enhancing the region’s healthcare community. With its 2014 – 2016 strategic direction complete, The Center is currently working with its members and leadership team, led by new president and CEO, Tim Jarm, to develop a new vision for 2017 - 2020, expected in October of 2017.

In the meantime, The Center continues to work with Northeast Ohio hospital members in many of the same areas that were included in the 2014 - 2016 strategic direction. Despite some changes, many of the association’s programs remain the same. Historic information regarding the 2014 - 2016 strategic direction is included below. Outcomes of The Center’s 2014 - 2016 strategic direction are also available through its strategic directions metrics package, which includes qualitative and quantitative information about the association’s performance on its goals.  

Strategic Initiative 1.0 - Data & Information
Provide member hospitals with timely, accurate and meaningful information that is valuable for improving our members’ operational effectiveness.

Strategic Initiative 2.0 - Workforce
Assist our members in creating and developing the healthcare workforce for the 21st century.

Strategic Initiative 3.0 - Public Policy & Economic Development
Fully utilize the collective leverage of our members in the areas of community development, economic development and public policy. Provide regular, timely, and relevant information to C-suite leaders on emerging issues of opportunity and threat to members.

Strategic Initiative 4.0 - Quality, Safety & Patient Experience
Support member hospitals in achieving or exceeding public indicators and best practice benchmarks in quality care, patient experience and patient safety through educational opportunities, sharing of data and interpretation of data.

Strategic Initiative 5.0 - Community Initiatives
Create opportunities for hospital/health systems to coordinate/collaborate to identify and address the health needs of the community and improve the benefits they provide to Northeast Ohio community.