KELLER HSM 541 Week 2 Assignment You
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HSM 541 Week 2 Assignment You Decide Activity
You are the new Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Middlefield Hospital. Middlefield
Hospital is a 450-bed tertiary care facility in a major urban area in the Northeast.
The hospital is an integrated health system that provides the full array of inpatient
and outpatient services. The hospital enjoys a reputation for quality care in the area.
As the new CEO, you have learned that the hospital's employee turnover rate exceeds
20%, and there are over 100 nursing vacancies. You have also learned the following
facts that may be impacting these workforce shortages:
A new hospital has recently opened in your market area that has produced
competition for Middlefield Hospital.
Employee morale has deteriorated over the last 12 months.
Essex University (a local college) is considering eliminating its nursing degree
program because there is continual difficulty in recruiting well qualified instructors.
The board of directors has asked that you provide a 750-word report detailing your
strategies and recommendations to overcome the workforce shortages and to
improve employee morale. The strategies and recommendations should be as
specific as possible and include the resources needed for implementation. Your
primary text and journal/website research must be used as a reference to support
Review the points of view of the following people to obtain further insights on this
Dr. Rusty Gates – Internist
I have been admitting patients to Middlefield Hospital for 5 years. However, I
recently moved my practice to the new hospital across town. The new hospital has
much better facilities and the...