To prepare for this Application, select one Strategic Plan from the two listed below and find another plan online or through the Walden University Library”s Gale Virtual Reference Library. Feel free to use the optional links to other Strategic Plans listed below or find your own. Be sure you include the link to the second Strategic Plan in your Application. If you work in a health care setting, you can ask for a copy of the Strategic Plan from your organization.
Minnesota Department of Veterans Affairs MN Veterans Homes Strategic Plan 2008″2013
Home Again Assisted Living
Links to Other Strategic Plans (optional)
Seattle Children’s Hospital: Laying the Foundation for the Next 100 Years
Trillium Health Centre’s Strategic Plan 2009/10-2011/12
Nevada Strategic Health Care Plan
The Michigan Prisoner Health Care Improvement Project
UC Davis Health System Strategic Plan
To complete this Application, write a 2- to 3-page paper to compare and evaluate the two Strategic Plans you select. Address the following:
Be sure to support your work with specific citations from this week’s Learning Resources and additional scholarly sources as appropriate. Refer to the Essential Guide to APA Style for Walden Students to ensure that your in-text citations and reference list are correct.
In this chapter, you will be introduced to the strategic planning process within health care settings. The author provides insight into the process of identifying a desired future state for a health care organization and planning a means to achieve it.
Planning is a fundamental task for health care managers. This chapter addresses the role of planning in an organization’s mission and vision, goals and objectives.
The author identifies the steps that health care organizations should take to increase the rigor and degree of sophistication of their strategic planning practices to be on par with non-health-related organizations. Current best practices are identified.
This article identifies 25 pitfalls health care managers can avoid to make strategic planning a stronger tool for their organizations.
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