Critical Thinking Case Study Analysis Essay

677 Words Apr 9th, 2007 3 Pages
Critical Thinking Case Study: Let it Pour – Analysis In the reading of the case study "Let it Pour – My First Assignment as Executive Assistant", we identify several issues that are a major impact to the Faith Community Hospital, the running of the business as well as the well being of the patience. To begin with some of the hospital staff who refuses to provide certain services. Another issue is with Child Protective services threatening to file charges against the hospital for allegedly accusing the hospital of failing to provide services, despite the agreement between the hospital and the parents. On another issue, some of the staff members of the ICU are not following regulations by initiating Do Not Resuscitate directives without …show more content…
One way it could be done is to either having a senior staff member to have a supervisor role reporting back to the CEO, or hiring a professional consulting company that will be able to work closely with the staff members who are creating the issues. The one downside about the last resource would be that it may create more problems among the staff when they see strangers working among them. If signs of negligence, laziness and carelessness our found in the staff members during the monitoring period, then such members should be advised of the issues and retrained if necessary. Each member is valuable to the hospital but can also hurt the hospital if the performance is poor or if the rules are not followed. In the issues presented at the beginning of the paper, it is noticeable that not only one, but several of the hospital department are having issues, and this will cause a negative publicity to the hospital, possibly causing a decrease of treated patients with the consequences of the hospital running into a financial crisis. The other major issue is the increasing of the fixed costs. The issue is not necessarily the fixed costs as much as the decrease in treated patients or a low healthcare fee charged to patients. Unfortunately fixed costs do not vary with the fluctuating patient population and they represent 28% of

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