Nalysis of Strategic Planning and Evaluation of Organization (chosen among listed)

Research Paper

The Final Paper, 8-10 pages (excluding title and reference pages), should demonstrate understanding of the reading assignments, class discussions, your own research, as well as the implications of new knowledge.

For your Final Paper, you will choose one of the health care organizations listed below and conduct an analysis of their strategic planning and evaluation of the organization. You should utilize any and all information available about the organization. Examples of valid resources can include but are not limited to organizational websites, annual reports, personal interviews with organizational leadership, investigative reports, government reports, and conference transcripts. Your paper should include a minimum of five of the key areas, concepts, and strategies outlined throughout the text. These should include, but are not limited to: internal and external assessments; competitive marketing analysis; identification of stakeholders; overview and assessments of services provided; competencies and resource; public entities and regulatory requirements; demographics served; strategic financial planning; financial and operational outcomes; current and future direction of the organization of choice, etc.
Health care organizations of choice are:

Hospital Corporation of America (HCA)
Tenet Health System
Mayo Clinic
Henry Ford Health System
Centers for Disease Control (CDC)
Childrenas Miracle Network
Deborah Heart and Lung Center
Veterans Health Administration (VHA)
National Institutes of Health (NIH)
Planned Parenthood
Indian Health Service (IHS)
Health Markets

Writing the Final Paper
The Final Paper:

Must be eight to ten double-spaced pages in length, and formatted according to APA style as outlined in the Ashford Writing Center.
Must include a title page with the following:
Title of paper
Studentas name
Course name and number
Instructoras name
Date submitted
Must begin with an introductory paragraph that has a succinct thesis statement.
Must address the topic of the paper with critical thought.
Must end with a conclusion that reaffirms your thesis.
Must use at least 5 scholarly resources, including a minimum of 2 from the Ashford Online Library.
Must document all sources in APA style, as outlined in the Ashford Writing Center.
Must include a separate reference page, formatted according to APA style as outlined in the Ashford Writing Center.