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Developing a SWOT Analysis for a Hospital

A Children's Hospital in Boston, Massachusetts, has long been considered an outstanding medical center specializing in the diagnosis and treatment of pediatric problems. This facility is linked academically to the Harvard University Medical School. Conduct a brief SWOT analysis for the Children's Hospital in light of the present health care environment.

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SWOT is a method for analyzing the current market for new lines of care. This process is finding strengths (S), weaknesses (W), opportunities (O), and threats (T). This will be applied to the consideration of a department of pediatrics that is inclusive with more intensive issues that affect these patients.

1. Identify the (internal) strengths of the organization structure.
Children have an advantage presently by having better coverage with health insurance in this economic environment. Even when parents cannot afford insurance for themselves, they can apply for Medicaid for their children to have treatment for specialized treatments that are provided by an academic facility like ...

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