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Bonheur Children’s Hospital, adult based home health agency, surgery centers, outpatient diagnostic centers, wound healing clinics, minor medical centers, sleep centers, and physicians practices clinic as well as hospice residence responsible for the entire health care needs of the mid-south (Methodisthealth.org, 2016). In 2014, MLH reported a total of 64, 548 admissions. The organization received a total of337, 030 outpatients’ visits, conducted a total of 40,015 surgical procedures and admitted 4,883 newborns (Methodisthealth.org, 2016). The organization operates a total of 1,725 licensed beds with a human workforce of 14,000 staff members. The organizations staff members are
GAP ANALYSIS 4responsible for the core organizations activities and as a result, their productivity determines the performance of MLH (Shorab, 2015). The organization’s vision and mission statements are as follows;Vision“Methodist Le Bonheur Healthcare is a faith-based healthcare system that, in partnership with its physicians, will be nationally recognized for providing outstanding care to each patient, achieved through collaboration with patients and their families” (Methodisthealth.org, 2016)Mission“Methodist Le Bonheur Healthcare (MLH) in partnership with its medical staffs will collaborate with patients and families to be the leader in providing high quality, cost-effective patient and family-centered care. Services will be provided in a manner which supports the health ministries and social principles of the United Methodist Church to benefit the communities we serve” (Methodisthealth.org, 2014).SWOT Analysis (Needs Assessment/Gap Analysis)A SWOT analysis is an important analysis for every organization with the inclusion of Methodist Le Bonheur (MLH). A SWOT analysis helps in the determination of an organizations strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and potential threats facing the organization. A SWOT investigation guides you to recognize your association's qualities and shortcomings (S-W), and also more extensive opportunities and dangers (O-T) facing an organization. Building up a full familiarity with the circumstance helps the organization in placing itself at a better industry position. In addition, it also guides the leadership of the organization on the best way to organize
GAP ANALYSIS 5the organization to meet the organizational goals. The SWOT strategy was initially created for business and industry. However, its applicability is still valuable for an overall group wellbeing through advancement, training, as well as for self-improvement. A SWOT investigation can offer accommodating points of view at any phase of an exertion. You may utilize it to investigate conceivable outcomes for new activities, settle on choices about the best corporate direction, recognize your chances for achievement with regard to the prevailing dangers. This way a SWOT analysis illuminates the scope of decision making and enables the organization to stick only with the most viable decisions (Hilestad & Berkowitz, 2014). The following are potential strengths, weaknesses, opportunities, and threats that