The 2020-2024 mission statement of the Antoine Lacassagne Center presents a historic transformation of our hospital. It describes an ambitious and realistic strategy by reaffirming our values and our public service missions while continuing to pursue excellence in care, teaching, research and innovation.
It was formed through a demanding process of regular
exchanges, reflections and proposals that mobilised a very large number of
employees from all professions, and from all departments and functional
We have developed the mission statement as an area of
institutional reflection that has enabled us to ask ourselves the main question
that concerns us today as actors of an institution specialising in the fight
against cancer: “What should a Center for the Fight Against Cancer look like in
the next five years and beyond?”. External documents were used to do this
(EVOLPEC 2.0 and Unicancer strategic project, Regional Health Project) and each
of our departments built its own project during the rich and productive
thematic workshops to help feed the institutional strategic framework.
Our 2020-2024 trajectory establishes our institution
locally and aims to stimulate and support the territorial strategy for public
cancer care by providing a clearer view of the healthcare sectors and by
participating in the strengthening of solutions closer to the patient.
The mission statement also includes a prospective
dimension, namely an approach aimed at preparing for the future in a constantly
changing environment, whether to respond to the needs of patients, users and
healthcare professionals, the implementation of therapeutic innovations, the
pursuit of organisational transformations, continuous adaptation to legislative
and regulatory changes, and the essential consideration of economic and
political conditions. The mission statement must enable our Center, while
capitalising on the achievements and previous strategic orientations, to adapt
to the future challenges of oncology and to societal and therapeutic changes.
In addition to the means implemented to meet future
challenges, our institution aims to consolidate its values and our common
commitments with all the Centers for the Fight Against Cancer, which remain a
model both in research and in the field of therapeutic and organisational
The strategic mission is supplemented by several other
complementary and cross-cutting components: management project, quality
project, information system project, etc., because all of the functional
sectors must contribute to its success and its ambitions while maintaining
strong requirements in terms of quality of care, maintenance of budgetary and
financial balances, and security.
As a mission statement is built with the women and men
who will implement it and bring it to life, two specific areas will also be
developed with particular attention: the social mission and the quality of life
at work approach. Through each employee, by understanding, communicating and
effectively implementing their projects, our Center will be able to truly
evolve and transform.
Finally, this mission also considers the consequences
of the health crisis linked to the Coronavirus pandemic, which shook our health
system in the spring of 2020. We must seize the new opportunities that will
arise in the coming years and draw the necessary lessons from them as soon as
they fall within the priorities of this mission statement.
Consult the 2020-2024 strategic mission statement of the Antoine Lacassagne Center (french)