St Jude’s Hospital Capstone Project

St. Jude’s 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 ( 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
•Write introduction
•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 organization’s:
•Facility physical settings •Patient or client base
•Level of clinical activity
•Organization structure
•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
•Research issues
•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
•Healthcare reform

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