Riverview Hospital Case

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Case Study Analysis: Riverview Regional Medical Center (An HMA Facility) Introduction This case study looks at the challenges faced by Matt Hayes, executive director of Riverview Regional Medical Center (RRMC). Previously named as “The Holy Name of Jesus Hospital”, the facility was owned and operated by Catholic nuns. The Hospital Management Associates (HMA) bought the facility in August 1991 and modify the name to Riverview Regional Medical Center. Hospitals that were taken over by HMA upgraded to state-of-the-art facilities that provided high quality medical care. RRMC run numerous private practices throughout the city and shared common medical staff with their chief opponent, Gadsden Regional Medical Center (GRMC). However, the common staff from the Emergency and Radiology department were not shared. Over the past years, RRMC has been facing multiple challenges concerning the different services provided by the facility (Swayne, Duncan, & Ginter, 2013). In October 2003, Mr. Hayes was appointed for the Executive Director position. The closure of Women’s Pavilion and termination of the obstetric service line was done by Mr. Hayes predecessor in March 2003. Closing of Women’s Pavilion unit created the impression in the community that RRMC was facing financial difficulties (Swayne, Duncan, & Ginter, 2013). In addition, it strained affiliation between management and members of the medical staff. RRMC faced these new issues along with persisting problems related to improving
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