You are the vice president (VP) of operations for a medium-sized hospital (80–120 beds). The board of directors wants to consider opening a separate long-term care facility (a skilled nursing facility or nursing home of 30 beds), and they want to know what this would entail operationally. Research the differences in these two types of facilities (hospitals versus long-term care facility).
Prepare a report for the board that details operational similarities and differences between the two facilities. This should include, at a minimum, the following:
Demographic demand based on your location in the country
Clinical personnel requirements
Costs and profits
Quality of care
Generate a strengths, weaknesses, opportunities, and threats (SWOT) analysis based on your operational comparison findings. There should be a minimum of 3 SWOT attributes posited.
In summary, make the recommendation to open or not to open a long-term care facility, including rationale and justification that is referenced.
Your report should be 2–3 pages, excluding the cover page, abstract page, and reference page. Be sure to support your work with at least 3 academic or professional peer-reviewed sources that were published within the past 5 years.
Individual Project Rubric:
Deliverable requirements addressed; understanding of material and writer’s message and intent are clear
Scholarly research which supports writer’s position properly acknowledged and cited direct quotations may not exceed 10% of the word count of the body of the assignment deliverable (excluded title page, abstract or table of contents if used, tables, exhibits, appendices, and reference page(s). Inclusion of plagiarized content will not be tolerated and may result in adverse academic consequences.
Critical thinking: position is well justified; logical flow; examples
Structure: includes introduction and conclusion; proper paragraph format and reads as a polished, academic paper or professional presentation, as appropriate for the required assignment deliverable
Mechanical – no spelling, grammatical or punctuation errors
APA – deliverable is cited properly according to the APA Publication Manual (6th Ed.)