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Week 6 Assignment 3

Assignment 3: The Case for Open Heart Surgery at Cabarrus Memorial Hospital
Due Week 6 and worth 280 points

Read “The Case for Open Heart Surgery at Cabarrus Memorial Hospital” case.

Write a 4-6 page paper in which you:

1. Discuss ways the program does or does not comply with the hospital’s mission.

2. Analyze whether or not CMH has sufficient infrastructure and financial resources / leverage necessary to add the program.

3. Describe the competitive situation among other area hospitals that could impact the decision.
4. Describe the change in the service area required for the cardiovascular surgery service.
5. Discuss alternative strategies the Board should consider before making a “go / no-go” decision on the possible addition of the open heart program.