Jason Jordan, Dr. Cloninger, ColumbiaHCA, Question 1

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Jason Jordan MGT4322 SPRING 2010 Dr. Peggy A. Cloninger Individual Case Assignment: Columbia/HCA 1. A. This case discusses poor ethical reasoning and decision making by top managers at Columbia/HCA and the ultimate fall and restructuring of the company. Columbia/HCA is the nation’s largest healthcare management company and achieved this status through various mergers and accusations. Richard Scott became known as a “hard-nosed” businessman who saw opportunity in exploiting Americas managed healthcare system. After being charged with falsifying Medicare invoices and offering financial incentives to doctors to bring in patients Scott was asked to resign from the board of directors. Later Columbia/ HCA changed its name to HCA Inc. and tried to separate all ties to Richard Scott’s business practices. Today HCA is still alive but it has sold off most of its assets and hospitals in order to restructure. This case, among other issues also discusses the company’s corporate culture which encouraged its managers to engage in unethical
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This note was uploaded on 11/17/2011 for the course ECONOMICS 103 taught by Professor Tohmass during the Spring '11 term at University of Houston-Victoria.

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