Read the case, "The Case of the Unhealthy Hospital" by Anthony R. Kovner (Harvard Business Review article, no. 91506) and and discuss the following issue:
Should the hospital abandon the neighborhood or consider building freestanding clinics? Please explain your choice and reasoning.
Should the hospital abandon the neighborhood or consider building freestanding clinics? Please explain your choice and reason.
The hospital should abandon the neighborhood. The decision maker is Bruce Reid. He has been given a clear responsibility of improving the quality of care and set the finances in order. Now if Reid brings about the improvements at the Blake Memorial, the budget will not support freestanding clinics. The clinics are located in communities where there were indigent people but the prime ...
This response presents a short discussion about the benefits and drawbacks of a freestanding clinic in place of a hospital.