Department heads from Tripler Army Medical Center (TAMC) gathered on April 23, 2014 for a daylong strategic planning workshop with the goal of finalizing the hospital's roadmap.

More than 90 civilian and military leaders from administrative and clinical departments, including the enhanced Multi-Service market (eMSM) were in attendance to review and provide feedback on the TAMC 2020 Strategy Map.

Lt. Col. Hugh McLean, TAMC Commander for Administration says the plan provides TAMC with a singular focus, clear set of objectives, metrics and initiatives that are nested in the Surgeon General's Strategic Plan and priorities.

Late last year, the Surgeon General published the Army Medicine 2020 Campaign Plan and four priorities which include Combat Casualty Care, Ready and Deployable Medical Force, Readiness and Health of the Force and Health of Families and Retirees.

"The completion of the new strategy was a team effort that reached across the entire organization and considered the input from every Tripler Army Medical Center employee," McLean said. "We now have a direction that all 4,500 Tripler team members can move in to achieve the goals laid out by the Surgeon General."

Maj. Pablo Rivera, Action Officer for the strategic workshop says, "The strategic plan will not only add value to the organization as efficiencies improve but will also benefit our beneficiaries as we develop the plan with our customers and patients in mind."

Rivera also says hospital leaders plan to implement the new plan at the beginning of next quarter.

Tripler is one the first hospitals in Army Medicine to align its strategy with the Surgeon General's 2020 Campaign Plan.