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The University of Texas Medical Branch



Health Education Center F I V E – Y E A R S T R AT E G I C P L A N

FOREWORD We are very pleased to introduce the five - year strategic plan for the UTMB Health Education Center (HEC). The HEC strategic plan was developed through a series of consultant planning sessions, meetings, interviews, focus groups and surveys. Productive strategic planning efforts not only created a broad-based platform of ideas about what is important for our organization, but it also allowed our leaders to evaluate what makes UTMB successful as well as what will help us grow as both an organization and community. Input from both internal and external stakeholders allowed our leadership to polish and further develop the information provided in the sessions to create a workable plan specifically outlining the top priorities for the HEC. These priorities will influence our success and goals over the next five years. We greatly appreciate the time and effort invested by our Strategy Task Force, faculty, staff, students and community leaders in providing suggestions and sharing expertise to create this plan. It is our belief that it will ultimately translate into continued success for UTMB Health. We invite you to review the HEC 2020 – 2025 Strategic Plan as it details our long-term priorities and goals in areas such as interprofessional education, simulation training and financial responsibility. We look forward to many years of success, and we thank you for your support of UTMB Health’s new Health Education Center!

Janet H. Southerland Janet Southerland, DDS, MPH, PhD Vice President of Interprofessional Education, Institutional Effectiveness and the Health Education Center

Introduction The Health Education Center is designed and equipped to provide technologically-advanced training necessary for future physicians, biomedical researchers, nurses, physician assistants, clinical laboratory scientists, and occupational, physical and respiratory therapists, as well as experts in nutrition and rehabilitation science. Additionally, the Center’s design will support interprofessional education training, where students from each of UTMB’s four schools can learn together in a collaborative environment. “Teamwork is the ability to work together toward a common vision. The ability to direct individual accomplishments toward organizational objectives. It is the fuel that allows common people to attain uncommon results.”–Andrew Carnegie The $90.4 million Health Education Center is funded by both Tuition Revenue Bonds approved by the Texas Legislature and generous philanthropic support. The Center features: • A state-of-the-art simulation center with a standardized patient suite and flexible simulation labs, enabling students to practice a wide range of skills in a low-risk, high-realism environment • Simulation debriefing rooms where students meet with faculty to assess performance and outline strategies for improvement • Collaborative instructional spaces to accommodate the planned growth of UTMB’s interprofessional education programs

TIMELINE HEC preliminary design process initiated


HEC Plan presented to UT System Board of Regents 2O14


2015 Needs Assessment for Education Space Report released

HB100 (TRB Bill) filed

HEC at a Glance • An environment fostering interprofessional education, active learning and training through patient simulation • The first significant addition to UTMB’s educational infrastructure in 40 years • Over 160,000 square feet of space across five floors • $90.4 million cost; $22.6 million from private philanthropy

Mission, Vision and Values The Health Education Center’s mission and vision guide our long – term strategic goals. The initial phase of our strategic planning efforts involved us asking ourselves: What do we do and Why?; and What is our dream? Answering these questions allows us to communicate to our stakeholders the HEC’s mission, vision and values. Our Mission – What We Do and Why

Our Values – What Guides Us

Leading innovative interprofessional health and science education through cutting-edge simulation to optimize collaborative learning and improve health outcomes.

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Our Vision – What We Dream to Achieve

We demonstrate compassion. We always act with integrity. We show respect to all. We embrace diversity. We promote lifelong learning.

To promote a transformative shared simulation resource center that produces collaborative leaders who will advance global health care.

HB 100 (TRB Bill) signed into law

HEC Plan presented to UT System Board of Regents


2017 2016

2019 UT System Board of Regents approve HEC construction

HEC Grand Opening

T.E.A. M . S . I N I T I AT I V E Throughout the strategic planning process, themes emerged that became overarching goals—Team-Based Care & Interprofessional Education, Engagement with Stakeholders, Advanced Simulation-Based Education, Modern Technology & Innovation, and Sustainability—came to be known as the HEC’s T.E.A.M.S Initiative.

Team–Based Care & Interprofessional Education


One of the challenges surrounding healthcare education is anticipating the future demands of a discipline, provider modes of interaction, and educational expectations. The HEC’s core efforts are based upon the realization that multiple disciplines must work together to enhance patient care and advance future medical innovations. We are committed to coordinating efforts across the UTMB enterprise to ensure learners are equipped with the skills to face the challenges of tomorrow. Cultivate a revolutionary approach to interprofessional education, research and training that will transform healthcare and well-being for all.

Engagement with Stakeholders


Campus and community engagement involves a dynamic process that enhances communication, involvement, and exchanges between an organization and its stakeholders for a range of beneficial outcomes. Engagement efforts present opportunities to disseminate relevant educational contributions and develop a sense of identity. We are committed to providing access to research, learning, social and cultural experiences for the UTMB campus and surrounding community. Serve and engage UTMB and surrounding communities (local, regional, state, national, global) to enhance the social, economic and cultural well-being of those we serve.

Advanced Simulation–Based Education


Simulation trainings are used as a tool to educate and train students about the skills needed in real-world practice. It provides a real – life, point-of-care learning experience and has been widely applied in fields such as aviation, the military, and healthcare. We are committed to providing access and opportunities for students and healthcare providers to train and develop skills in an innovative simulation setting to improve education, processes and health outcomes. Provide an optimal simulation environment that is structured, strategic and incorporates care in community-based and primary care settings.

Modern Technology & Innovation


From advances in virtual reality to surgical robotics, technological innovations continue to provide healthcare providers with the tools needed to improve the quality of patient care and enhance the healthcare industry. A high performing technology platform is essential to fulfill core mission priorities. We are committed to providing an innovative environment that enables faculty, staff and students to develop the skills needed to meet the demands of the future. Foster an environment that utilizes emerging technologies to enrich the learner experience and provide a platform for innovative research and discovery.



Successful sustainability pursues balanced, ethical solutions that are economically viable, environmentally sound, and socially just so that current and future generations may thrive. Recognizing that discovery and innovation drives breakthroughs in research and health care, we must focus our investments, efforts and resources to ensure long – term sustainability. We are committed to providing support for the HEC through robust development and revenue-generating strategies. Steward financial resources to support stability, sustainability and growth of the HEC building, program goals and educational outcomes.

Major Aims

Interprofessional Education

Simulation - Based Education

Research & Technology Development

Interprofessional Education is when students from two or more professions learn about, from, and with each other to enable effective collaboration and improve health. Simulation–based Education involves the use of basic equipment or computer software to model a real-world scenario. Research and Technology Development refers to the activities that organizations undertake to innovate and introduce new products and services.

Metrics and Key Performance Indicators Key Performance Indicators (KPI’s), as it is defined, are measures that an organization uses to define success and track progress. KPI’s provide “signposts” that signal progress toward goals and objectives, as well as opportunities for improvement. To track our progress and ensure we are achieving our goals, we will measure: • Student outcomes and achievement scores

• Local and global collaborations

• Faculty, staff and student satisfaction rates

• Simulation utilization rates

• Interprofessional education and research collaborations

• Fundraising and alumni engagement

HEC Support Structure Education


Community Organizations

Health System

Internal Stakeholders Research

Business & Finance

External Stakeholders

Local Employers Regional Health Employers Accrediation Agencies

ACKNOWLEDGMENTS Health Education Center Strategic Plan Task Force

Deborah Jones (Co-chair)

David Niesel

Senior Vice President & Dean, School of Nursing

Senior Vice President & Dean, Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences

Bernard Karnath (Co-chair) Professor, School of Medicine

Alexander Perez Professor, School of Medicine

Janet Southerland (Ex-Officio) Vice President of Interprofessional Education, Institutional Effectiveness and the Health Education Center

Ben Raimer President ad interim, Office of the President

Loren Skinner David Brown Senior Vice President & Dean, School of Health Professions

Vice President & Chief Administrative Officer, Office of the Provost

Michael Spurgat (Student rep) Patricia Ciejka

Student, Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences

Associate Vice President, Library Services and Academic Resources

Shannon Stevenson Assistant Professor, School of Nursing

Eugene Frazier Assistant Director, Institute for Translation Science

Julie Molis (Support)

Maria Garcia

Executive Assistant, Institutional Effectiveness and the Health Education Center

Associate Director of Business Operations, Health Education Center

Alex Wright (Student rep) Student, School of Medicine

Sheila Lidstone Vice President & Chief of Staff, Office of the President

Additional Acknowledgments Samantha Seale

Rex McCallum

Program Manager, School of Nursing

Vice President & Chief Physician Executive, and Associate Dean, Clinical Affairs

Nicholas Viator

Erin McGoff

Strategic Planning Analyst, Office of Strategic & Business Planning

Director of Simulation, Health Education Center

Charles Mouton Executive Vice President & Provost, and Dean, School of Medicine, Office of the Provost

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UTMB Health Education Center Five-Year Strategic Plan  

UTMB's Health Education Center 2020 – 2025 Strategic Plan details long-term priorities and goals in areas such as interprofessional educatio...

UTMB Health Education Center Five-Year Strategic Plan  

UTMB's Health Education Center 2020 – 2025 Strategic Plan details long-term priorities and goals in areas such as interprofessional educatio...

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