Jeff Balser Archives
Nov. 14, 2014—Chancellor Nicholas S. Zeppos (Vanderbilt) Vanderbilt University and Vanderbilt University Medical Center (VUMC) are recognized throughout our country and around the globe as leaders in education, research, service to humanity and medical excellence. We have long benefited from shared institutional goals and values. Bolstered by all ten colleges and schools sharing a single campus and...
Sep. 25, 2014—He began with a simple thank you. That’s how Jeff Balser, M.D., Ph.D., Vanderbilt’s vice chancellor for Health Affairs and dean of the School of Medicine chose to begin his annual State of the Medical Center address on Tuesday. “I don’t know how to thank you enough,” he said to the Medical Center’s faculty and...
Sep. 11, 2014—During presentations that were filled with messages about Vanderbilt University Medical Center’s purpose, addressing the “why” rather than detailing facts and figures, Jeff Balser, M.D., Ph.D., vice chancellor for Health Affairs and dean of the School of Medicine, and C. Wright Pinson, MBA, M.D., deputy vice chancellor for Health Affairs and CEO of the Vanderbilt Health System, led the audience at Wednesday’s Fall Leadership Assembly through candid dialogue about VUMC’s way forward.
Aug. 14, 2014—The rapid change in the economics of health care delivery has challenged us all — financially, operationally and culturally. But through it all, our organization of 20,000 people is not just reacting. We are also learning.
May. 29, 2014—Despite a challenging health care landscape, Vanderbilt University Medical Center continues to advance the highest-quality patient care, train the next generation of physician leaders and push forward the frontiers of biomedical science.
May. 28, 2014—Dear Colleagues, As the warm days of summer approach, I have never been more heartened by the commitment and strength of the people at VUMC. The financial challenges we have been experiencing for 18 months are now being regularly reported by other health systems and media nationwide. Only this past week, The Boston Globe reported...
May. 15, 2014—At last week’s Commencement, the Vanderbilt University School of Medicine Class of 2014 was charged with focusing on developing relationships with their patients and stepping up as leaders in their profession while making a positive impact in health care.
Apr. 10, 2014—For more than a year I have been communicating about the economic circumstances that have required a laser-like focus on cost reductions and workflow redesign throughout the Medical Center. While we still have a long way to go, we have made significant progress and can be proud of what has been accomplished.
Mar. 6, 2014—“There has never been a time when we need leaders more than today.” With these words, Jeff Balser, M.D., Ph.D., vice chancellor for Health Affairs and dean of the School of Medicine, began his quarterly conversation with colleagues at Wednesday’s Clinical Enterprise Leadership Assembly in Langford Auditorium.
Feb. 27, 2014—Senior leaders and a football coach helped communicate the importance of the university and medical center across Tennessee during the 13th annual Vanderbilt Day on the Hill Feb. 25.
Feb. 20, 2014—A message from the Vice Chancellor for Health Affairs