Date of Award


Document Type

Applied Management Decision Report (AMDR)

Degree Name

Master Of Business Administration

Colleges & School

Cardinal Stritch College

Degree Granted By

Cardinal Stritch College

First Advisor

Paul Preston

Library of Congress Subject Heading

Medical care--Needs assessment; Hospitals--Planning


This applied management decision report provided a strategic needs assessment profile for X County Hospital, X County, North Carolina. This small county-operated not-for-profit facility was experiencing a decrease in number of county residents served. It was felt that many X County residents were seeking health care in surrounding county hospitals. Analysis of services provided by X County Hospital and surrounding hospitals pointed out a number of deficiencies in staffing and facilities at X County as possible causes. Twelve specific recommendations concerning facilities, staffing and services aimed at regaining market share were provided in this report.


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