How can I participate in the Stanford Medicine Integrated Strategic Planning process?

We’ve already had great participation from the community during our diagnostic assessment phase, and we are eager to continue that. The Integrated Strategic Planning committee will hold focus and working groups, interviews, and town halls in the coming months, to gather more perspectives. If you have any ideas or questions about this process, please email

How is this different than previous strategic plans?

The goal of the Integrated Strategic Plan is to align decision-making and planning for Stanford Health Care, School of Medicine and Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital Stanford (Stanford Children’s Hospital) with the overall Stanford Medicine strategy.

What entities will be included in the Stanford Medicine Integrated Strategic Plan?

The Integrated Strategic Planning process encompasses Stanford Health Care, Stanford School of Medicine, and Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital Stanford (Stanford Children’s Health).

How will the Integrated Strategic Plan incorporate the Precision Health vision?

The Integrated Strategic Plan will help achieve the Precision Health vision by supporting integration and alignment across Stanford Medicine as it builds and leverages strengths in fundamental research, the new field of biomedical data science, and transformative biomedical platforms. The Plan will identify ways to apply advances in these areas throughout the hospitals and health care delivery systems within Stanford Health Care and Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital Stanford.

Will the University’s long-range planning process conflict with Stanford Medicine’s Integrated Strategic Planning timeline?

No. Throughout the second half of 2017, Stanford Medicine developed in-depth plans across key focus areas that are specific to Stanford Medicine and do not conflict with the University’s long-range planning process. Stanford Medicine presented its full strategic plan in January, 2018 which complements the University’s long-range planning vision.