Select a health care provider organization in the local community (or
nationally), preferably a hospital, a physician group practice, or even
a nursing home chain. Conduct an external environmental assessment for
the organization along the lines described in chapter 5 of your
textbook. You can get this information from the company’s Web site,
other Web sites, journal articles, and other sources. Be sure to cover
all the basic categories of environmental factors. Draw a diagram
showing the environmental forces you have identified and the
interrelationships among them and with the organization.
For this assignment, your report should be at least four
pages in length, in current APA edition format and should include the
The steps to externally evaluate the firm
Description of two environmental forces that may have some impact – positive or negative – on the organization or business.
Create a strategic group map showing the interrelationship between the environmental forces and the organization
Description of two critical issues specific to the organization, its industry and its customers