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SWOT Analysis

SWOT Analysis

[WLOs: 2, 3] [CLOs: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6]

Prior to beginning work on this assignment, review Chapters 5 and 6 from our textbook along with the instructor guidance. Additionally, review the following resources:

For this assignment, you will choose one of the organizations below or a nonprofit hospital in your community to research and complete the SWOT Analysis  Download SWOT Analysistemplate. You may continue using the organization used in the Week 1 Mission, Vision, and Values discussion forums but you are free to select a different organization. Please note, you are required to use the same organization for the final paper in Week 5:

  • CHRISTUS Trinity Mother Frances Health System
  • Cleveland Clinic
  • Henry Ford Health System
  • Lutheran Services in America
  • Mayo Clinic
  • Medtronic
  • Shriners Hospitals for Children
  • Jude Children’s Research Hospital
  • Stanford Medical Center
  • Trinity Health
  • UC Davis Medical Center
  • University hospital or other nonprofit hospital in your community
  • University of Texas Health (UT Health)
  • Veteran’s Health Administration (VHA)

Information search tips:

Search the organization’s name on the internet. Open the homepage of the organization. Select the links for the different pages, usually located at the top of the webpage or in the footer. In addition, you can enter the organization’s name and the topic term in the search box.

For this assignment, you will also want to read customer reviews, which will assist you in identifying strengths and weaknesses at the organization. The search keywords for this are Hospital Name, customer reviews. It is recommended that you look at multiple review websites to get a full picture of the customers’ perspectives.

For additional guidance, review the following resources:

Section 1

  • Identify the organization and include the URL for their website.
  • Create a SWOT analysis for the chosen organization.

Strengths

  • Identify three strengths of the organization (e.g., competitive advantage, high-quality care, access to care, affordability, accreditation).
  • Explain your rationale for each choice.
  • Describe how the stated strengths can be built on to ensure longevity of the organization.

Weaknesses

  • Identify three weaknesses of the organization (e.g., lack of defined purpose [who they are serving], low-quality care, poor customer service and customer ratings, lack of accreditation [the Joint Commission]).
  • Explain your rationale for each choice.
  • Provide an example of the stated weaknesses and potential issues that can happen.

Opportunities

  • Identify three opportunities of the organization (Tip: Review the textbook for examples of opportunities for the organization.).
  • Explain your rationale for each choice.
  • Discuss how the opportunities identified could be leveraged to the organization’s advantage.

Threats

  • Identify three threats to the organization (Tip: Review the textbook for examples of threats to an organization.).
  • Explain your rationale for each choice.
  • Discuss one option for reducing each threat identified.
  • Summarize the details from the SWOT analysis in a SWOT box.

Section 2

Based on the outcomes of your SWOT analysis,

  • Explain how the organization’s mission and vision are affected by the strengths, weaknesses, opportunities, and threats identified.
  • Describe how the identified strengths, weaknesses, opportunities, and threats affect the organization’s values and culture.
  • Discuss how the organization may be impacted should the internal weaknesses significantly increase.
  • Examine the impact external threats (e.g., public entities [state or federal regulatory bodies] or competition) may have on the organization’s market share.

The SWOT Analysis paper

Carefully review the Grading Rubric (Links to an external site.) for the criteria that will be used to evaluate your assignment.

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Approximately 250 words