You are the manager of a new primary care clinic located about twenty five (25) miles outside of a s

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You are the manager of a new primary care clinic located about twenty five (25) miles outside of a small city (population of 50,000). With five (5) family physicians, two (2) nurse practitioners, two (2) physicians’ assistants (PAs), and twenty (20) clinical support staff consisting of RNs, LPNs, and CMAs, the clinic provides primary care services to a diverse community of people living and working outside the city limits. Originally a rural area, the community has been growing and now includes promising opportunities in employment, education, and comfortable living spaces for young families. However, there are still many residents who struggle to make ends meet with older farms that have belonged to families for generations.

The central city includes two (2) large acute care facilities, and one (1) tertiary care facility that is known for its excellent pulmonary care. Both acute care hospitals provide the usual services such as labor and delivery, outpatient surgery, chronic diseases care, etc. and have fully equipped ancillary departments, such as lab and radiology. Up until this point, the residents have used the facilities’ emergency departments for routine illnesses and conditions when their private physicians were not readily available.

Write a five to seven (5-7) page paper in which you:

  1. Analyze some of the key social, political, and economic factors that have led to the proliferation of urgent care facilities and primary care practices over the last 20-30 years.
  2. Create a comprehensive mission statement for the clinic, and discuss how it will facilitate the provision of quality services.
  3. Analyze and discuss one (1) or more directions the clinic might take to grow its business. Determine what factors you would consider when deciding what services to provide in-house and which ones to affiliate with other institutions.
  4. Decide how you will determine if the clinic is meeting its goals. Identify three (3) performance measurements you could use to evaluate the success of the clinic’s services. Begin by naming a goal, and then identify a quantifiable measurement you could use for each to determine if you are coming close or falling short of the goal.
  5. Determine how you would then address whatever opportunities for improvement seem to exist and what processes you would put in place.
  6. Use at least three (3) quality resources in this assignment. Note: Wikipedia and similar Websites do not qualify as quality resources.
  7. Format your assignment according to the following formatting requirements:
    1. Typed, double spaced, using Times New Roman font (size 12), with one-inch margins on all sides.
    2. Include a cover page containing the title of the assignment, the student’s name, the professor’s name, the course title, and the date. The cover page is not included in the required page length.
    3. Include a reference page. Citations and references must follow APA format. The reference page is not included in the required page length.

The specific course learning outcomes associated with this assignment are:

  • Analyze the critical management issues, purpose, functions, and performance measures of different departments within healthcare organizations.
  • Examine the political, economic, and social forces that have influenced the organizational foundations of the United States healthcare system.
  • Explain how public policy has shaped the development of the U.S. healthcare system.
  • Use technology and information resources to research issues in health services organization management.
  • Write clearly and concisely about health services organization management using proper writing mechanics.

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School: University of Maryland

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Running head: PROVIDING HEALTH CARE FACILITIES

Providing Health Care Facilities
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PROVIDING HEALTH CARE FACILITIES

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Introduction
Health care services are very vital in any society. This is because unlike other social and
economic services, health care services are used by all members of the society irrespective of
their social status in the economy. This is why putting up health care services is important.
Equipping these health care services to ensure that they meet the standards of a standard health
care facility is even more important (Folland, Goodman, & Stano, 2016). This is why it is
important to advocate for the creation of more and more healthcare services to ensure that the
health care needs of every member of the society are met.
Social, Political and Economic Factors That Lead To the Urgent Care Facilities
It is the role of government to put up public health care facilities in every locality to
ensure that all individuals have access to healthcare. This is however not always the case as
governments and other relevant institutions may neglect their role in putting up healthcare
facilities. This, therefore, prompts other people to put up health care institutions in various
localities to help the people in the requisite localities. There are, however, a number of factors
that have influenced the rise of urgent health care units in various localities. Some of these
factors may be propelled by the economy, politics and the society at large. Some of the social
factors that have prompted this development include an increase in the number of the elites in the
society. Education has therefore impacted greatly by this paradigm shift (Moses et al., 2013).
This is because the members of various localities have become aware of their medical rights and
citizens. They have also learned to rely on modern medicine as a way of curing and preventing
illnesses. This has ensured that urgent care facilities are put up.

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The economic factors that may have contr...

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