HCA 421 AU Health Care Planni

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:

SWOT Analysis (Links to an external site.) webpage in the UAGC Writing Center

SWOT Analysis (Links to an external site.)

What Is a SWOT Analysis and How to Do It Right (With Examples) (Links to an external site.)

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 Analysis template. 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:

What Is CRAAP? A Guide to Evaluating Web Sources (Links to an external site.)

Advanced Internet Search Techniques (Links to an external site.)

Keywords Are Critical (Links to an external site.)

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

Must be a minimum of four double-spaced pages in length (not including title and references pages) and formatted according to APA Style (Links to an external site.) as outlined in the Writing Center’s APA Formatting for Microsoft Word (Links to an external site.) resource.

Must include a separate title page with the following:

Title of paper in bold font

Space should appear between the title and the rest of the information on the title page.

  • Student’s name

Name of institution (The University of Arizona Global Campus)

Course name and number

Instructor’s name

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