St. Judes Hospital Capstone Project
Show your understanding of the course materials and your ability to communicate at the college level. For your capstone project, you will be performing research on a real-life healthcare organization. Drawing upon your learning in previous courses, you will be asked to analyze various facets and provide a detailed picture of the organization.
make suggestions for improvement and provide follow-up needed for sections 1 thru 4. It is your responsibility to incorporate instructor feedback into the final presentation in order to achieve full credit. Grades for the project will be available in the Gradebook by EOD on Sunday following the close of the unit. All times are in Eastern Standard Time.
1.Select a hospital to explore from the list of Hospitals for Capstone project (Doc Sharing) and have it approved by the instructor. (ST JUDES HOSPITAL)
2.Go to the selected hospitals web site (www.stjude.org/) and research the information needed. These will include the Mission Statement, Strategic Plan, and Annual Report. Demographics will be in the Home Page, Locations, etc. Other valuable information is to be found in Community Outreach areas, Certification and Accreditations, and Corporate Compliance areas. You should use outside materials (news articles, videos, etc) to supplement information from the hospital web site.
3.Your work must include the following: Section 1 Proposal and introduction of project
Select hospital from the list
State selected organization
Rationale behind the selection of the organization
Set the scene and tone of the paper
Section 2 Analysis of the organization
Describe the organizations:
Facility physical settings Patient or client base
Level of clinical activity
Describe the mission, vision, and goals of the organization and how the organization supports these items.
Report the consumer and patient rights the organization follows.
Human resource and employee issues
Community and Global impact
Prepare a SWOT analysis (Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities, and Threats) of the external and internal forces faced by this organization. This will have information aIDed throughout the project
Section 3 Financial management, quality and marketing aspects of the organization
Analysis of the service reimbursement for the organization (State, Federal, Insurance and Private Pay)
Methods of funding
Quality and Ethics
Ethical issues regarding who receives care at the organization
Community and employee involvement
Section 4 Impact of economic and outside influences to the organization
National and world economy impact
Explanation of the sustainability of this organizational care model