Research and select a health care organization in your area. Locate values, vision, and mission statements for your chosen health care organization.
Research and select a health care organization
Consider the following two statements:
“To nourish the seeds of knowledge already planted within the hearts of the youth, which will grow into a beautiful and thriving tree, shading all cultures of our community, and eventually bear the fruits of a unified people. We believe in working, thinking, and planning to provide a stable and growing club and community.”
“We are Good Samaritans, guided by Catholic tradition and trusted to deliver ideal healthcare experiences.”
Are these effective company mission statements? Can you determine the types of organizations that produced them? Having an effective framework with which to define and guide future decisions and behavior is paramount when it comes to strategic planning and marketing. Mission statements provide the organization with direction and guidance. In this discussion you will differentiate between and closely analyze the values, vision, and mission statements of a particular health care organization.
By the way, you may be interested to learn that the first mission statement above is from a motorcycle club, Black Out Ryders; the second is from a hospital, Good Samaritan Hospital, in Baltimore, Maryland.
To prepare for this Discussion:
- Review this week’s Learning Resources.
- Research and select a health care organization in your area. Locate values, vision, and mission statements for your chosen health care organization.
Post a brief description of the health care organization that you selected. Provide a link to that health care organization’s values, vision, and mission statements. Then assess if and how the values expressed are reflected in the vision and mission statements. Finally, propose changes to the values, vision, and mission statements that you feel would improve the health care organization’s performance.
Support your work with specific citations from this week’s Learning Resources and/or additional sources as appropriate. Your citations must be in APA format. Refer to the Essential Guide to APA Style for Walden Students to ensure your in-text citations and reference list are correct.
Zuckerman, A. M. (2012). Healthcare strategic planning (3rd ed.). Chicago, IL: Health Administration Press.
Chapter 3, “Activity I: Analyzing the Environment”
Chapter 4, “Activity II: Identifying Organizational Direction”