Share
Explore BrainMass

External Environment Data Gathering for a Proposed Seniors Hospital in Orange County, California

Here is a description and information pertaining to my project. Can you please help me get started?

The Mission Viejo Medical Center (in Mission Viejo, California,) comprises two institutions that are geographically adjacent:

a. Mission Hospital Regional Medical Center; website: Mission Hospital Regional Medical Center website: Mission Hospital Regional Medical Center

b. Children's Hospital at Mission (CHM); website: Children's Hospital at Mission (CHM) http://www.mission4health.com/affiliations/choc-childrens-at-mission.html

2. The two hospitals serve (within less than a 10-mile radius) the populations of the following nine municipalities: Aliso Viejo, Ladera Ranch, Laguna Hills, Laguna Niguel, Laguna Woods, Lake Forest, Mission Viejo, Rancho Santa Margarita, and San Juan Capistrano.

3. There are two retirement communities in the service area:

a. The city of Laguna Woods (http://www.lagunawoodscity.org/) is home to Leisure World (http://www.lagunawoodsvillage.com/), a retirement community of more than 23,000 residents age 55 and older.

b. The city of Mission Viejo is home to Casta Del Sol, a retirement community of more than 3,000 residents age 55 and older.

Following the example and success of integrating a special children's hospital, it is suggested for the purpose of project only, that an additional new hospital be built, catering to the special needs of the senior population, to be named: Golden Age Hospital (GAH).As a part of The project Consulting Team, you've been tasked to research and develop a project feasibility plan for the future GAH. The projects should be addressed through administrative or management lenses.

Project
1. Search the Web and gather relevant general information regarding hospitals for seniors and direct data pertaining to the external environment of the proposed GAH.

2. Medical institutions for seniors: Types of institutions and clinics serving older adults (their size per population served); Types of special services provided for older adults and catering to their needs; Length-of-stay of older adults at various hospitals.

3. Locale (Mission Viejo area) City demographics: Can be obtained from (but not limited to): http://www.city-data.com/

Solution Preview

Please see the attached file. Please also note this is not intended to be an assignment completion.

The External Environment - Data Gathering
1. General Background
The Mission Viejo Medical Center (in Mission Viejo, California,) comprises two institutions that are geographically adjacent:
a. Mission Hospital Regional Medical Center; website: Mission Hospital Regional Medical Center website: Mission Hospital Regional Medical Center
b. Children's Hospital at Mission (CHM); website: Children's Hospital at Mission (CHM) http://www.mission4health.com/affiliations/choc-childrens-at-mission.html
2. The two hospitals serve (within less than a 10-mile radius) the populations of the following nine municipalities: Aliso Viejo, Ladera Ranch, Laguna Hills, Laguna Niguel, Laguna Woods, Lake Forest, Mission Viejo, Rancho Santa Margarita, and San Juan Capistrano.
3. There are two retirement communities in the service area:
a. The city of Laguna Woods (http://www.lagunawoodscity.org/) is home to Leisure World (http://www.lagunawoodsvillage.com/), a retirement community of more than 23,000 residents age 55 and older.
b. The city of Mission Viejo is home to Casta Del Sol, a retirement community of more than 3,000 residents age 55 and older.
Following the example and success of integrating a special children's hospital, it is suggested for the purpose of project only, that an additional new hospital be built, catering to the special needs of the senior population, to be named: Golden Age Hospital (GAH).As a part of The project Consulting Team, you've been tasked to research and develop a project feasibility plan for the future GAH. The projects should be addressed through administrative or management lenses.
Introduction
The proposal for a hospital catering to the senior populations of Mission Viejo and
surrounding areas is an excellent idea, if demand for such a facility can be established. The
region is served by two hospitals, though only one serves adults. The other is a specialty
hospital of sorts, serving the population of children in Mission Viejo and surrounding areas.
Though the children's hospital is successful, this does not ensure a hospital geared toward
the senior population will be as successful. It is true, the population of aging citizens in the
U.S. is increasing. However, whether the region has a suitable number of aging people to
support the development of a senior hospital must be investigated. Other considerations
include the types of services to offer and the specific needs of seniors within the community.
Background Information
The population of seniors in retirement centers within the communities may support
the development of a senior hospital. The 26,000 seniors in the two centers will require
medical services at some point. Many of them will require hospital services for chronic
health issues, for diagnostic testing, surgical interventions, and other outpatient procedures.
Senior hospitals offer many benefits for patients and healthcare workers. For patients,
physicians in emergency medicine and other departments gain experience that is focused on
meeting the unique ...

Solution Summary

The proposed seniors hospital in Orange County, California are discussed.

$2.19