Apr 2019

Physicians weigh into Providence 7-year plan


Throughout the fall of 2018 and into the new year, more than 120 Providence Health Care physicians met to discuss priorities to submit to PHC’s strategic plan for the next 7 years.

At a November “Building Our Future” event, a diverse group of physicians from across Providence ranging from surgeons to radiologists came together with other medical staff and PHC leaders to share perspectives, ideas, and goals in five main areas:

  • Provision of exceptional care and outcomes
  • Integration of clinical care, research, and teaching
  • Our people and workplace
  • Seamless care between acute care and community care
  • Maintaining our unique culture

Their discussion generated a number of goals and ideas that were put forward for consideration as part of our organization’s 7-year plan. See below for comments and photos.

Spring 2019 Update: Providence Strategic Plan Launched!

In April 2019, Providence launched MISSION: FORWARD, a high-level framework developed from feedback from physicians as well as staff right across the organization.  It sets out foundational principles and high-level strategic directions, supported by aspirational goals, to help chart our way forward over the next seven years.  Read more here:

What happens next?

  • The goals are just the start of actions and a way to organize our efforts moving forward. In the months to come, conversations will continue to bring the plan to life and apply it in a practical way to our daily work.
  • Physician leadership will work to map key physician priorities to the plan and define department / division-specific actions. More to come!

Building our Future: physician reflect about being engaged in the 7-year plan

“There was tons of energy in the room. There was enthusiasm around long term plans, as well as some simple, quick wins that we can build on to harvest that energy, and keep it going forward.Dr. Neil Wells, President, Medical Staff Association

“It was inspiring to hear directly from so many of our medical staff as we develop our plan, and to see 100+ PHC physicians actively engaged in the discussions.”Deb Mitchell, VP, Organizational Strategy & Partnership

“We had to keeping talking louder to hear over the next table. People have things to say and are excited that someone is listening.”Dr. Chantal Leger, Vice-President, PHC Physicians & Surgeons Society

“It was a great opportunity to put a face to a name and interact in something productive and meaningful.” – Dr. Victor Leung, Vice President, PHC Physicians & Surgeons Society

“It was nice to see everybody motivated to bring our organization to the next level. Everyone felt welcome to share their best ideas.  The collaboration was great.” Dr. Jani Laramée, Working Group Member, PHC Physicians & Surgeons Society