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Health Care Adaptation Change

1. The external forces that affect any healthcare organization are: competition, technology, community service, funding, and workforce. Choose two (2) from the above, and discuss how they affected a healthcare organization of your choice (using the literature from the past 5 years), to the extent of this organization needing to undergo a major adaptation change in its operations or approach to health care delivery.

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1. The external forces that affect any healthcare organization are: competition, technology, community service, funding, and workforce. Choose two (2) from the above, and discuss how they affected a healthcare organization of your choice (using the literature from the past 5 years), to the extent of this organization needing to undergo a major adaptation change in its operations or approach to health care delivery.

As an illustrative example, let's go with St. Joseph's Hospital in Elmira, N.Y, who engaged in two changes, one related to
technology and the other competition. Let's take a closer look.

Use the following subheadings:

a. The Organization (describe briefly)

"St. Joseph's Hospital, a Catholic health facility, is a voluntary not-for-profit community general hospital founded by the Sisters of St. Joseph of Rochester in cooperation with the physicians and citizens of Elmira, NY. The St. Joseph's Hospital community, by maintaining a deep respect for the dignity of each person, strives to heal, as Jesus did, in mind, body and spirit, all who come to us. St. Joseph's Hospital is committed to use its resources to provide the highest quality care. The Hospital ministers to inpatients and outpatients, serving as a primary care and specialty referral center for people from all faiths living in Chemung County and the surrounding counties of New York and Pennsylvania" (http://www.stjosephs.org/AboutUs.asp )

"In keeping with the spirit of the Mission of the Sisters of St. Joseph, the Hospital is committed to respond to the changing health and welfare needs of the community. St. Joseph's keeps abreast of the latest advances in medical technologies and ...

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The external forces that affect any healthcare organization are: competition, technology, community service, funding, and workforce. This solution chooses two (2) from the above, and discusses how they affected a healthcare organization (using the literature from the past 5 years), to the extent of this organization needing to undergo a major adaptation change in its operations or approach to health care delivery.

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