Emory Woodruff Health Sciences Center




February 28, 2011
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  State of the Woodruff Health Sciences Center 2011


Thanks to those of you who were able to attend the annual State of the Woodruff Health Sciences Center address on Feb. 24—whether you joined us in person on the Clifton campus or by simulcast from our satellite locations at Emory Johns Creek Hospital, Emory University Orthopaedics and Spine Hospital, and the VA Medical Center. I'll also be visiting Emory University Hospital Midtown (March 1) and Grady Hospital (March 22) to deliver the address, and I hope you'll be able to join me for one of those dates if you couldn't make it on Thursday. If not, we've posted video of some of the highlights of the presentation. We've also posted a year-in-review slide deck showcasing many—though by no means all—of our terrific accomplishments over the past year. (Click here for the video and here for the slide deck.)

The challenges of a major recession and government budget cuts and the uncertainty of health care reform have made the past few years turbulent, but the Woodruff Health Sciences Center has still continued to achieve impressive progress. And, after a necessary pause for recovery, we are ready for our future. We have a strategic plan in place to guide our decisions. We're part of a first-class university that values collaboration and collegiality. We serve a wonderful, engaged community. And we have a team of truly talented, dedicated people who recognize the value of thinking and acting collectively. I can't think of anywhere I'd rather be.

As always, thanks for all that you do to move our mission forward.

Please share your thoughts and feedback at evphafeedback@emory.edu.

Best wishes,

S. Wright Caughman, MD
Interim Executive VP for Health Affairs
CEO, Woodruff Health Sciences Center
Chairman, Emory Healthcare

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