Dr. Karen Buhr 's New York City

2768 WordsMay 4, 201512 Pages
Introduction Dr. Karen Buhr, PhD is the newly appointed Chief Operating Officer of Bellevue Hospital; a large, a not-for-profit hospital located in New York City. After two weeks of working in the public sector, she misses the benefits of a seemingly endless cash flow available when working in a world renowned, private academic hospital. Bellevue Hospital has been in deficit for the past two years and patient satisfaction regarding care is at an all-time low. Her first task is to develop and implement cost saving measures for the clinical services provided. She has met with clinical and administrative leaders to identify potential savings and other opportunities for improvement. However, she has hit a road block. How can she save this hospital? Bellevue Hospital is important to New York City and cannot withstand another year in deficit. She is willing to challenge Bellevue’s operating approaches and wishes to develop a formalized action plan focused on cost reduction/elimination to present to the Chief Executive Officer and Chief Strategic Officer. She hopes to secure funding for her project by drafting a grant proposal to the City of New York. But what exactly is she fighting? And what is she securing funding for? Background: History of Bellevue Established in 1736, Bellevue Hospital Center is the oldest public hospital in the United States. Bellevue is the flagship hospital of the New York City Health and Hospitals Corporation, the largest

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