This discussion has two options. Please choose either Option A or Option B to
respond to. Be sure to indicate within your post which option you chose.
Option A: Hospitals frequently seek ways to ensure survival.
Sometimes an adversarial climate cannot be avoided when the action that is
being considered is controversial. For example, a hospital may seek to expand
its market reach by opening an inpatient drug treatment facility in a small
suburban township. The county where the township sits has seen a steady rise in
heroin addiction, as well as an increase in hepatitis cases. As a manager,
identify the three possible categories of clients within this new clientele
network. Give at least one example of a client for each category and explain the
reason for your decision.
Option B: In this increasingly difficult economic environment, many
organizations have been forced to take drastic operational and systematic measures
to stay afloat and maintain their position within the community. If you were a
health care manager leading an organization in which its financial,
political, and/or social position was threatened, what survival strategies
would you employ? Please choose at least three strategies from your textbook to
discuss and thoroughly explain the rationale for your choices.