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Running Head: TASK 4: TRINITY COMMUNITY HOSPITAL 1 Task 4: Trinity Community Hospital Miranda Dill, 000679027 Western Governor’s University Assessment Code: AMT 2 Student Mentor: Alena Martinez
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Running Head: TASK 4: TRINITY COMMUNITY HOSPITAL 2 The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA), also known as Obamacare, has greatly changed the face of healthcare for Americans. There have been issues with healthcare coverage in the past including low quality care even though the cost of service is so high and decreased access to insurance coverage. The intentions of this legislation were to correct these issues by increasing the access to healthcare insurance, reducing the cost of healthcare treatments and services, and increasing the quality of care, including treatment by both the insurance companies and healthcare providers. The ACA done great things such as reduce inequality by doing away with the preexisting condition clause, increased the amount of coverage for the uninsured, and increasing the amount of available preventative care. However, this legislation has, of course, caused a few bumps in the road for both consumers and providers. The cost of insurance coverage is still very high for the consumers and the reimbursements for the providers (hospitals and doctors) have greatly decreased. Trinity Community Hospital, a 150-bed facility located in the southeast area of the United States, has been dealing with these challenges. With the change from a fee-for-service model to one that is based upon value-based pricing, healthcare facilities must make changes. Trinity and its board members are working on making extreme changes within their facility to keep up with this healthcare reform. Trinity offers a range of general services, including but not limited to internal medicine, pulmonary medicine, urology, general surgery, etc., but they are not known for offering specific specialized services. There are competitors in the surrounding areas that do, so Trinity would like to improve their reputation to the general public and increase their patient load.
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Running Head: TASK 4: TRINITY COMMUNITY HOSPITAL 3 The Southeast United States has a large aging population, which means there is an increased need for specialized health services. There are certain services that are greatly used by this specific population, and these include Cardiovascular, Oncology, and Orthopedic. Trinity board members have been looking to these services to see which the best option for Trinity would be. Through strategic planning, the CEO has concluded that implementing the orthopedic service line would be the most beneficial for the facility.
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  • Summer '14
  • Physician, Orthopedic surgery, Trinity Community Hospital

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