Community South Medical Center

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Community South Medical Center Jonathan Ashby HCA 340 Managing in Health & Human Services Diana Marter 28 March 2011 1. Select one of the needs of Community South Medical Center and identify at least one strength, one weakness, one opportunity, and one threat (S.W.O.T.) for that need. How does each of these correlate to the overarching issues confronting Community South Medical Center? The biggest need that I found for the Community South medical Center is the need of clinical staff including registered nurses, respiratory therapists, and medical technologists. “The power of the healthcare workforce can have significant strategic implications for any healthcare organization, as the workforce is composed of the front line of…show more content…
If significant advances in its special service lines are made it would allow the medical center to raise its capabilities considerably above those of other surrounding hospitals and function as a regional referral center for selected types of care (Zuckerman, 2005). An example of adding a new piece of advanced medical equipment is that our facility could be the first one to offer that service in the area. Especially if the new piece of equipment is a special new diagnostic tool; other medical treatment facilities in the area could place referrals to our which would increase our revenues even more or the patient could move to our practice at our facility. In the end the it might have cost some money but the return could be greater than without out the new equipment which could lead to more new advanced technology for the medical center. A threat that could happen to the medical center if we became fully staffed could be potential poaching of other medical facilities to hire our employees. “Some experts believe that large, multispecialty practices, which combine primary care physicians and a range of specialists in the same practice, are the organizational structure with the greatest potential to provide consistently high-quality care” (Liebhaber & Grossman, 2007). With our recognitions and experience that our staff would attain their skills could become fully advanced which would lead other medical
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