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    Identify one example of an event that has changed the operations of your organization or an organization with which you are familiar. If you are not currently working in a health care organization (HCO), you may choose a case study from a reliable source from which to work.

    Describe the organization you have chosen in terms of its industry; number of employees; and whether it is a local, regional, national, or international enterprise. How was the event which changed operations in this organization assessed and managed? Was this change addressed and communicated throughout the organization? Was that communication effective? Justify your conclusion.
    Support your response by identifying and explaining key points and/or examples presented in the Learning Resources.

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    The organization that I have chosen in terms of its industry is the Johnson Memorial Hospital in Stafford Springs Connecticut. This is a 95 bed hospital that was acquired by Saint Francis Care which is the current parent company since 2012. The rural medical center has about 460 employees. It is a rural center located in Stafford Springs, Connecticut. The background is that the Johnson Memorial Hospital went into bankruptcy in 2010 and even thought its debts were restructured at that time, Johnson Memorial Hospital could not maintain the necessary profit margins required. In 2012 Saint Francis Care entered into an affiliation with Johnson Memorial Hospital to prevent the worsening fiscal state of affairs. The financial condition of Johnson Memorial Hospital had deteriorated between 2010 and 2012. ...

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    The answer to this problem explains the event that changed the operations of a healthcare organization. The references related to the answer are also included.