Dear Weill Cornell Medicine Community,
This month at holiday tables across this diverse city, you'll hear a common refrain spoken in different languages: To your health! Our friends and neighbors count on us to help them maintain or restore a healthy mind and body. As Winston Churchill famously remarked, "Healthy citizens are the greatest asset any country can have." That is why I am so proud of the strength and vigor of the Weill Cornell community and the progress we've made this year.
We began 2015 by embracing a new model of healthcare, the Accountable Care Organization (ACO). Through NewYork Quality Care, our ACO, approximately 30,000 Medicare beneficiaries are receiving the right care at the right time. We have also continued to make great strides in caring for more New Yorkers where they live, most recently by opening a cancer treatment center in Lower Manhattan. In many areas of research, we have drawn our basic scientists, physician-researchers, and clinicians into close-knit units focused on shortening the pathway from bench to bedside. With our new curriculum, students are interacting with our patients on a broader and deeper level, learning not only the technical details of medicine but also the humanistic skills of physicianship.
These strategic developments across our mission are reflected in our new brand, Weill Cornell Medicine, which highlights our commitment to care, discover, and teach. As we continue our brand roll-out, we will be updating websites, signage, business cards, and other materials to reflect our new name and logo. Please visit our Brand Center at https://brand.weill.cornell.edu for a range of resources, including Brand Guidelines, Frequently Asked Questions, PowerPoint templates, and logos. Should you have any additional questions, please feel free to contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
As we look forward to next year, I would like to share with you several of our recent endeavors:
All these endeavors rely on the efforts of our talented students, faculty, and staff as well as the support of our Overseers. I thank you for your contributions to Weill Cornell Medicine and wish you a happy holiday season.
Laurie H. Glimcher, MD
Stephen and Suzanne Weiss Dean
Weill Cornell Medicine