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Hospital System

Please read pages 692-716 (Case 14) of the course textbook Strategic Management in Health Care Organizations. In these pages, the Jefferson Hospital System (JHS) is described. JHS consists of a full-service, acute-care hospital (Cooper Green Hospital), specialty outpatient clinics (Jefferson Outpatient Care), and six satellite, primary care clinics (the Community Care Plan). With these components, JHS provides a full spectrum of medical care and a choice of two affordable payment options for what is considered to be an underserved population. Create a 2- to 3-page report in Microsoft Word document that answers the following questions.

  • Why do you think the components of this system are underutilized? (Please note that this is not just a problem of poor marketing and communication.)
  • What would you do to increase the utilization of these services and attract a greater mix of paying patients? State at least four steps or actions you would take for this.

Support your responses with examples.

Cite any sources in APA format.

Assignment 3 Grading Criteria Maximum Points
Analyzed the components of the medical system at JHS that were underutilized. 15
Explained why the components of the medical system were underutilized. 15
Summarized the steps to increase the utilization of services and attract a greater mix of paying patients at JHS. 15
Used correct spelling, grammar, and professional vocabulary. Cited all sources using correct APA format. 5
Total: 50