CT 4 Strategic Healthcare

You should continue working on your Capstone Project this week by completing a SWOT analysis using the case study information provided in the Capstone Project description. You will be using this SWOT analysis in the Assessment section of your PowerPoint presentation to the BOD and including the analysis itself in the appendix to the report. Use graphics and diagrams to enhance and present your SWOT in your slides.

Your well-written SWOT analysis should meet the following requirements:

  • Be 2-3 slides in length, not including the cover, abstract (optional), or reference pages.
  • Utilize headings to organize the content.
  • Include a minimum of three references with associated in-text citations.
  • Be formatted according to APA writing requirements and format.

HCM580 – Strategic Management in Healthcare Capstone Project Case Study Information The circumstances in Pocahontas County resonate in many rural communities across the country:

• A depressed local economy

• Substantial barriers to health access

• Difficulty in attracting health professionals. Portrait of Pocahontas County Pocahontas County is located in the southeast region of West Virginia. The county has a total of 942 square miles and is the site of the head waters for eight rivers: Cherry River, Cranberry River, Elk River, Ganley River, Greenbriar River, Tygart Valley River, Williams River, and Shaver Fork of the Cheat River. Pocahontas County consists of the following towns: Arborale, Bartow, Buckeye, Cass, Dunmore, Durbin, Greenbank, Hillsboro, Marlington, and Slatyfork. As of the 2010 Census there are 9,131 people residing in Pocahontas County. The racial makeup is 98% Caucasian, .78% African American, .43% Hispanic, .14% Asian, and .07% Native American. The median income for a household within the county is $26,401. Access to Health Services Pocahontas County has a shortage of healthcare providers. There is one hospital, Pocahontas Memorial Hospital, and one nursing home, Pocahontas Center. The ratio for dentists is 8,851 to 1. The ratio for primary care physicians is 8508 to 1 (County Health Roadmaps & Rankings, n.d.). The county’s physician-to-population ratio is significantly higher than the Unites States overall ratio. Pocahontas Memorial Hospital is a 25-bed, level-4 trauma center. A rural health clinic is located within the hospital. The health clinic offers laboratory services, immunizations, disease management, and monthly specialty clinics (cardiology, podiatry, and nephrology). For more information about Pocahontas Memorial Hospital, visit the following website:

http://www.pmhwv.org/ References County Health Roadmaps & Rankings. (n.d.). Retrieved from http://www.countyhealthrankings.org/sites/default/files/state/downloads/2012%20County%20 Health%20Ranking%20West%20Virginia%20Data%20-%20v2.xls

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