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UC San Diego Health Strategic Framework

Our strategic framework provides long-term direction in support of our mission and vision as an academic medical center within the University of California system.

The framework, developed in 2019-20 through in-depth discussions with faculty, staff and administrators, is structured as a house built on the bedrock of a supportive culture and a strong financial foundation. In this conceptual model, success at one level of our enterprise relies on the success of the levels beneath it.

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Strategic Framework Goals

  • Culture is our bedrock – We will continue to cultivate smart decision making, accountability, engagement and integrity, and to address structural racism and health disparities.
  • Strong financial foundation – UC San Diego Health must be financially secure to maintain and grow programs that help our patients and the community. We will continue to design and plan for a financially sustainable future.
  • Clinical delivery pillars –  We have three key goals:
  1. Deliver excellent experiences for patients and their families
  2. Maintain high reliability in patient safety and quality of care
  3. Provide consumers with a convenient and comprehensive care network, including a range of inpatient, ambulatory and telehealth care options
  • Academic medical center (AMC) mission – Our ability to reach our full potential as San Diego's only academic medical center depends on our success achieving the other goals.


To deliver outstanding patient care through commitment to the community, groundbreaking research and inspired teaching.


To create a healthier world — one life at a time — through new science, new medicine and new cures.

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