TRANSPLANT TOWN HALL:: From left, Doroni, Madsen and Fishman
Members of the MGH Transplant Center gathered in the Bigelow Amphitheater Nov. 17 to hear Joren Madsen, MD, DPhil, director of the MGH Transplant Center; Jay A. Fishman, MD, associate director of the center; and Debra J. Doroni, MBA, executive director of the center and the Department of Surgery, unveil the Transplant Center's new strategic plan. The three leaders presented "The Transplant Center Strategic Vision and Implementation Plan."
"Given the changing environment of health care and the number of transplant centers nationally, it is essential that the
MGH demonstrate leadership in clinical care, research and education to maintain longstanding prominence in the field of
organ transplantation," says Madsen. "Recently, after achieving CMS accreditation, the Transplant Center embarked on a comprehensive process to broaden, strengthen and update its strategic plan. Significant new ideas and directions have emerged as part of this process."
The center's plan is organized around the following five goals: to lead the nation in innovative research; to provide the best care to a growing volume of transplant patients; to better serve the greater community of patients, donors and families; to shape the future of transplantation through leadership in training, education and public policy; and to support an integrated approach to clinical care, education and research with a dedicated facility.
"The MGH Transplant Center was created to enhance the care of our patients and advance research and education in the field," says Fishman. "Our goal is to maintain leadership in each of these areas. The strategic plan reflects our commitment to continued growth of transplantation at the MGH."
For more information about the Transplant Center, access www.massgeneral.org/transplant.