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Business Evaluation of Hospital
“With the foundation and commitment of our spiritual heritage and values, our mission is to promote the heath and well-being of the people in the communities we serve through a comprehensive continuum of services provides in collaboration with the partners who share the same vision and values.”
This mission statement explains the goal and purpose of Faith Community Hospital. Unfortunately, it seems that a large number of employees either forget the meaning of the mission statement or have made their own. At the present time, there does not seem to be a clear direction for the employees to follow. In order to get everyone on track and make this hospital successful, we must focus on three preliminary areas. The three areas are organizational processes, ethics issues, and communication systems. In order to effectively correct the tribulations that plague Faith Community Hospital, we must first get to the root of the underlying problems.
All companies, including not-for profits, must make enough money in order to stay in business. At the present time, Faith Community Hospital is having difficulty in their organizational processes which is affecting the overall operations. Currently, Faith Community Hospital has a seven percent decrease in patient population. The cost per patient last year was $217, this year it has risen to $240. This increase along with the decrease in patient population has had a negative impact on the revenue e…
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…f members have either forgotten the mission statement or have made up their own. This is causing turmoil within the hospital. The hospital will work more efficiently and effectively, if everyone works toward the same goal. In order to accomplish this, there must be a clear communication system set up. The right hand needs to know what the left hand is doing. By opening up the channels of communication, the hospital will tap into a large resource of information, their employees. After all, everyone in the hospital is in the same boat. If everyone works together, the hospital will prosper and grow. If not, the hospital will be in jeopardy.
Reference
Velasquez, M. (1998). Business Ethics Concepts and Cases. New Jersey: Prentice Hall