MHA 601 Principles of Healthcare Administration Week 4 Assignment 1This is due on or before Wednesday, March 22, 2017 at 4:00 p.m. CST.
Final Paper Preparation
Review the instructions for your Final Paper located in Week Six of your online course. As part of your Final Paper, you are asked to research and identify solutions
implemented at five other hospitals in the U.S. that were dealing with the same issues. Create an outline illustrating five solutions implemented at five other
hospitals, including key details. Use the “Guide to Creating an Outline” for assistance.
Your outline must be formatted according to the guidelines as stated in the Ashford Writing Center. Your paper must be two to three double-spaced pages (excluding
title and reference pages) and formatted according to APA style as outlined in the Ashford Writing Center. Including the textbook, utilize a minimum of five scholarly
and/or peer-reviewed sources from the Ashford University Library published within the last five years. Document all references in APA style as outlined in the Ashford
Writing Center APA Checklist.
Week 6 – Final Paper
Final Paper due April April 07, 2017
Ashford General Hospital Proposal
Ashford General Hospital is a 263-bed regional hospital located in California, serving its community for more than 50 years. The hospital maintains the only 24-hour
emergency department in the area and an “extended hours” urgent care clinic. Similar to other hospitals in the United States, Ashford General Hospital is encountering
a nursing shortage. Sixty-eight percent of the nursing staff is over the age of 45, facing retirement. The retention rate on nurses is 61%, compared to 65% nationwide.
Many of the nursing staff find the work too physically demanding and have a feeling of emotional burn-out as well. In the past two years, the hospital has used both
per diem nurses and traveling nurses who sign short-term contracts to fill individual shifts and accommodate short-term staffing needs arising from staff vacations or
medical leaves. This has not only driven up personnel costs but also resulted in lower scores on patient satisfaction surveys. Ashford General Hospital faces
significant challenges in nurse staffing ahead as it grapples with these issues, and the hospital board is very concerned. They know there must be some changes made
in order to prevent a major financial and human resources crisis in the future. As the newly hired CEO, you are asked to present a proposal in the next board meeting.
For your Final Paper, you will create a 10 to 15 page proposal (excluding title and reference pages) for the Ashford General Hospital Board of Directors. In your
proposal, you will:
Include an executive summary.
Research and describe solutions implemented at five other hospitals in the US that were dealing with these same issues.
Based on your research, describe two solutions that are the most viable for Ashford General Hospital to implement within the next two years.
Create a total of two stakeholder group analyses for two solutions you select. Each analysis should include at least five stakeholder groups involved (e.g. patients,
hospital executive administration, accounting, Human Resources (HR), marketing, third-party payers, etc.). As part of your analysis, address the following questions:
Who is impacted?
What change processes may be required?
What fiscal impact would occur?
What are the ethical, legal, and diversity risk factors involved?
Based upon the stakeholder group analyses, recommend the best solution for Ashford General Hospital with detailed justification. Explain why you feel it is the most
viable and appropriate solution given the financial impact, HR issues, and interpersonal dynamics of hospital personnel, cultural shift, and change management.
To prepare your board proposal, including the textbook, utilize at least 10-to-12 scholarly and/or peer-reviewed sources that were published within the past five
years, as well as hospital or foundation websites. All sources must be cited according to APA style as outlined in the Ashford Writing Center. .
Writing the Final Paper
The Final Paper:
Must be 10-to-15 double-spaced pages (excluding title page and references page) in length, and formatted according to APA style as outlined in the Ashford Writing
Must include a title page with the following:
Title of paper
Course name and number
Must include an executive summary.
Must begin with an introductory paragraph that has a succinct thesis statement.
Must address the topic of the paper with critical thought.
Must end with a conclusion that reaffirms your thesis.
Including the textbook, must utilize a minimum of 10 to 12 scholarly and/or peer-reviewed sources that were published within the past five years, as well as hospital
or foundation websites. Must document all sources in APA style, as outlined in the Ashford Writing Center.
Must document all sources in APA style, as outlined in the Ashford Writing Center.
Must include a separate reference page, formatted according to APA style as outlined in the Ashford Writing Center.