HCM580 Recruitment Strategies for Rural Healthcare Organizations

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Scenario: Pocahontas Memorial Hospital (PMH) would like to offer a comprehensive satellite health clinic within Pocahontas County (see attached case study). You have been contracted to prepare a recruitment strategy to attract and retain medical professionals for the rural clinic. Rural areas have significantly more difficulty in attracting and retaining quality medical professionals, both clinical and non.

The well-written strategic plan and/or strategic initiatives should meet the following requirements:

  • Be 3 pages 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

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HCM580 –Strategic Management in HealthcareCapstone Project Case Study InformationThe 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 CountyPocahontas 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 ServicesPocahontas 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 Hospitalis 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/ReferencesCounty Health Roadmaps &Rankings. (n.d.). Retrieved from http://www.countyhealthrankings.org/sites/default/files/state/downloads/2012%20County%20Health%20Ranking%20West%20Virginia%20Data%20-%20v2.xls 

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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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Running head: STRATEGIC MANAGEMENT IN HEALTHCARE

Strategic Management in Healthcare
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STRATEGIC MANAGEMENT IN HEALTHCARE

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Strategic Management in Healthcare
Rural communities face a significant number of challenges in maintaining a suitable
health workforce. This situation makes it difficult for the health facilities in rural areas to
meet staffing requirements, consequently inhibiting the provision of high quality patient care.
For this reason, rural healthcare facilities should be strategic and proactive when recruiting
and retaining clinical and non-clinical healthcare personnel. When considering the most
appropriate strategy to employ, Pocahontas Memorial Hospital (PMH) should focus on
minimizing the number and the duration of staff vacancies. In this light, PMH should use
combination of suitable recruitment efforts, including a personal touch. Implementing active
recruiting efforts would pay off.
Recruitment strategies
This recruitment strategy constitutes four steps that include planning and preparation,
searching for suitable candidates, screening, and follow up as well as follow through. The
planning and preparation phase is important for ensuring the success of the recruitment
process. During this phase, PMH should focus on implementing the listed steps.
➢ Conduct an assessment to determine the clinical and non-clinical professionals needed
in the hospital
➢ Form a community-based recruiting team and provide the involved members...

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