The objective of this project is to improve the Springfield region’s financial performance for the Saints Health. The Saints Health Region (SHR) is accountable for health care services for the 28-county Springfield Arizona Service Area. SHR Health Plan provides operating funds for SHR, and the services are provided through SHR Medical group, local physicians, and other providers. Currently, the operating margin is negative with an operating loss of $110.31 M although the membership growth is positive. As consultants, our team strives to develop strategies to improve the financial performance of SHR by focusing on short-term and long-term viability. This report analyzes alternatives for reducing expenses and strategies to break-even the margin by the end of CY2018 and plans to increase the operating margin to $40 M by the end of CY2021.
Some of the problems SHR and the surrounding community are facing include an uneven distribution of health care professionals, lack of attention to behavioral health, an insufficient number of beds in …show more content…
The uneven distribution of health care workers in the surrounding communities will be addressed by providing incentives to the workers in wealthier districts who are willing to be relocated to work in the poor areas. The need for more attention to behavioral health in the community can be attended to by establishing mandatory screenings at primary care visits which will test for various mental health issues. The problem of bed shortages for patients in the hospitals can be solved by partnering up with other outpatient facilities to take on patients who are required to stay for more than one day in the hospital. We will also try to recover from the exclusion of the SHR health care plan for state employees in Arizona, in 2008, by lowering the costs of SHR’s plan in relation to the other two competing
Sun Country Health Region prides themselves on their vision, mission, and goals. Their mission states that “Sun Country Health Region Authority works together with individuals and communities in partnership to achieve the best possible care, experience and health” (Sun Country Health Region Website). The region also has a number of goals to which the organization values greatly when it comes to how the agency operates in both therapy departments in Weyburn and Estevan. The goals the health region has, which will be covered more in depth later in this report include, “better health, better care, better teams, and better values” (Sun Country Health Region Website). During the time spent here in the therapies department, it has become apparent
Introduction Capstone Consulting Group has been approached by the Medical Associates to perform an executive summary regarding a land option and the changes in the Swift Health Plan. Medical Associates needs a recommendation concerning a 225-acre land on whether to sell only 25 acres closest to an anticipated highway or if they should sell all 225-acres. Swift Health Plan is announcing changes and Medical Associates need a recommendation on how to get in the best position for their developing managed care markets. Land Option In 1980, Medical Associates acquired a 30- year option for the 225-acre of land by the facility that established a purchase price not to exceed ‘the average prevailing rate plus 10 percent for undeveloped farm land in Hillsboro County’ (Seidel and Lewis 2014).
Case Study: Puckett Animal Hospital In the case study of Puckett Animal Hospital, veterinarian Dr. Richard Puckett struggles to find the right course of action for his growing business. Rich demonstrates genuine concern for his employees, providing both hourly and salaried workers access to benefits and continuing education. Rich is forced to cut costs when an increase in minimum wage nearly double the hourly workers’ rate of pay, and. Rich has a history of investing in his employees, and this investment has paid off—his business is growing, and clients are happy.
Case study: St. Rita 's Healthcare System Enterprise Instance Messaging (EIM) is a factor of Real-Time Communications that augments business competence by getting rid of delays in communications. These delays are more witnessed in the healthcare environment. Recently many healthcare organizations have realized that EIM can be of great benefit in the rate at which they grow and in that case increase the quality of patient care. In the case study, St. Rita’s Medical Center team made a recommendation to move to a secure instant messaging that will be used in the IT department. The move proved to be a success and in my opinion, the move was worth the risk.
Much effort was put into generating a community health assessment and improvement plan that wholly applied to the county. The work to create the community health assessment and community health improvement plan is already being implemented throughout the county. With a heavy emphasis on quality, affordable healthcare, Kittitas County has laid the groundwork for a promising future with regard to the health of its people. What is more, should these attempts prove successful in Kittitas County, this can provide a possible framework for health improvements in other counties around the country, especially the rural counties that show great parallels to that of Kittitas. With that said, there are still many issues the county must deal with in the future.
Pleasant Bluffs: Launching A Home-Base Hospital Program While analyzing the case on Pleasants Bluffs, the main problem is how will they come up with a proposal for the pilot program for Pleasant Bluffs home-base hospital care and how to manage it. According to the case, it stated that Graff Salot, the director of Performance Improvement (PI), at Pleasant Bluffs Health System, is tasked with making these changes. (Erskine,2016) Therefore some potential solution might be to complete this task, he must first hired more people for administrative, and clinical. By doing this, will help to better manage the PI department and patients.
Recently, I completed ANS-Allegheny-Adult Needs and Strengths Assessment’s training and earned my certificate. I also submit all of the SCs non-bible notes in ECET. My professional role in the agency highlights the importance of self-care and advocacy when delivering services. When SCs are in the field, they have no time to eat lunch or mentally transition from one appointment to the next. A decrease in SCs caseload, by hiring more SCs, can alleviate these issues.
MCFM In our final paper I am asked to think of an organization that I am familiar with and diagnose the need for change and present a plan to transform the organization, utilizing Kotter’s 8-Step Approach. The company that I am familiar with and have worked for in the past is the Montgomery Center for Family Medicine located in Greenwood, SC. Montgomery Center for Family Medicine is the Residency Program for Self Regional Healthcare. Self Regional Healthcare has been named and given the award for Great Workplace Award 2008-2012 for the fifth consecutive year by Gallup®. I worked for this organization from 2006-2011.
Mercy Behavioral Health is committed to empowering individuals and families to overcome barriers and to lead healthy and successful lives the community. Guided by the tradition, mission and values of the Sisters of Mercy, Mercy Behavioral Health’s non-discrimination action plans states that all services are provided without discrimination and provide equal employment opportunities. I am thrill to see that the plan extends to equality and justice to other minorities, outside racial groups, such as the aged and disabled. I value that Pittsburgh Mercy Health care is individualized and the affirmative action illustrates that.
Health Care Disparities Health care disparities are unfortunate and being culturally competent is an essential step toward eliminating these inequalities. In this discussion, I will review what disparities are associated with the Appalachian culture and how they affect health status, employment, and education. I will also identify two nursing interventions that could be taken to help decrease the affect that health disparities have on the Appalachians and review what the biggest challenge would be when implementing the interventions. There are about 27 million people that live in the area defined as the Appalachian region, which spans 13 states.
Given my range of experience and unique inside knowledge of the local market, I feel that a partnership between us will result in increased professional referrals to help with your expansion throughout Riverside/Southwest Riverside County even into North San Diego County if desired. I am enthusiastic about the prospect of joining your team and thrilled to assist even more families and Veterans realize the hard-earned Veteran's benefit they may qualify for. By also educating them and other senior professionals what it would do to bring their residents, clients and families peace of mind of having their affairs in order, a trust prepared and advisement of Medi-Cal Planning issues that are so overwhelming and complex for most of us to understand
Continent Exploration Worksheet 1. Which country in your continent has the highest population? The continent I’m working on is South America. The country with the highest population in South America it’s Brazil with 204,259,812 inhabitants and is located on the sixth spot on the world’s comparison chart (TheWorldfactBook).
Hsm 541 (Week 6) You Decide Middlefield hospital served a variety of patients with the best care. However from the past couple years it has been having some problem due to the new big hospital in the city. Since the arrival of the new hospital in the area our hospital has been losing its patients and we are getting more of uninsured/underinsured patients. In order for me to improve our financial situation of the hospital, we need to work as a team and be competitive against the new hospital in town.
One Pacific Health Club has a problem with their customer registration and the details about the customer and instructor. This is because they need to register the customer and keep the detail about customer and the instructor by using the logbook; this will make the staff take a long time to find the customer detail about their payment, their class schedule, and their attendance. To solve this problem, I proposed the solution by create some website portal so the customer can register online and claim their member card at One Pacific Health Club. By this way One Pacific Health Club can keep the customer detail and show their payment detail and class schedule.
Health of its citizens is considered to be the utmost concern of every nation in the world. If a nation has its healthy human capital then it will automatically lead to the development of the nation in every aspect. Physically and mentally healthy human capital is an asset for a nation. Women form half of the world population. The health of the women is a matter of great importance especially health during pregnancy because at that time it is the healthy woman who will give birth to a healthy baby.