Henry Ford Strengths And Weaknesses

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SWOT Analysis: Henry Ford Health System Joan Baker Baker College HSC 315/03017 May 5, 2016 SWOT Analysis: Henry Ford Health System What is a SWOT Analysis? A SWOT analysis is a tool used to identify the strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and threats of an organization. A SWOT model measures what an organization can or cannot do as well as the possible opportunities and threats. This is done by taking data from the organization’s environment, analyzing the information and separating it into the internal (strengths and weaknesses) and external (opportunities and threats). When this is completed the analysis can create a plan for the organization to achieve its goals, and identify what difficulties must be overcome to attain…show more content…
Satisfaction scores are based on the percentage of participants scoring a question given with the highest possible response such as “definitely yes or always”. These scores are then used to make improvements to the services that the hospital provides. The marks are compared to other hospitals in the area with the same specialty service during the period of July 2016 until December of 2015. The Sterling Heights Medical Center location scored above average in the following areas: Overall satisfaction with the physician 88.2 % with the other Michigan hospitals scoring 87.0%. How well the patient’s pain was controlled was 84.7% with other local hospitals scoring 80.9%, and the nursing care satisfaction was 89.5% with other local hospitals scoring 88.2%. Henry Ford Hospital is located on W. Grand Blvd in downtown Detroit was one of the HFHS locations that scored below average as compared to other Southeast Michigan Hospitals. The results are as follows: Overall satisfaction with physician was 84.9% with local hospitals scoring 87.0%. How well the patient’s pain was controlled scored 75.5% as compared to 80.9%, and nursing care came in at 83.3% with the local average being 88.2% (Patient Satisfaction Survey,…show more content…
Readmissions is a basis for financial penalties to hospitals as a provision of the Affordable Care Act by reducing payments to hospitals with an” excess” 30-day readmissions. The data showed that patients living in high poverty neighborhoods were more likely to be readmitted, older and male patients were more likely to be readmitted as opposed to young and female patients. Lastly, patients with CHF, acute myocardial infarction, and those with certain diseases, such as diabetes, liver and kidney disease were at higher risk of being readmitted. The data also showed married patients were less likely to have a readmission because of more social support (Study Links Social, Community Factors with Hospital Readmissions,
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