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May 8, 2013

Town Hall Meeting, Strategic Refresh and More

As you know, I try to respect your email box by communicating only when there is something to say. I have just completed my first year here. I thought it was a good time to update you.

  1.  Town Hall Meeting: I will speak at a Town Hall meeting on May 21 at noon in the Keller Auditorium. I will review the progress of the Health Center over the last year, review financials, unveil the final voting on the Strategic Refresh, and most importantly, answer your questions. I hope you can attend. The meeting will also be available to view online.
  2. Strategic Refresh: The next phase is for you to take the goals and objectives that you have suggested and prioritize them, using this link: www.surveymonkey.com/s/UConnHealth2020Prioritization – This is a critical step in our strategic planning process – I hope you will participate. It will only take a few minutes to rank the goals and objectives.
  3. New Intranet Site: We have upgraded the Health Center Express site based on your recommendations. You can now access this site from an icon on your desktop, by clicking onto the link at the bottom of the Health Center internet site, or by going directly to healthcenterexpress.uchc.edu. I suggest you make this your home page.
  4. Graduation: Monday, May 13 is the big day for our medical, dental and graduate school students. I look forward to sharing this celebration with our students, their families, our faculty and our distinguished guests including keynote speaker and Nobel Laureate Dr. Ferid Murad.
  5. Our medical students’ residency match was spectacular this year! We scored well above the national average with 94.8 percent of our students securing residencies, including placements in some of the most competitive programs and most prestigious medical institutions in the country.
  6. Quality and Patient Satisfaction: We must do better. We will. All of us want to be the top hospital in the area for patient satisfaction and we know we have the talent and determination to reach that goal. Let’s work to get there. We will be rolling out some new efforts soon to concentrate in this area.

Sincerely,

Frank M. Torti
Executive Vice President for Health Affairs
Dean, UConn School of Medicine