Legacy Health SWOT Analysis

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Legacy Health SWOT Analysis
Melody Bradley, Ali Ervilus, Laura Hingson, Richard Lex, Mika Sunago
Leadership and Management in Nursing and Health Care NUR 587
April 22, 2013
Dr. Jodi Protokowicz, PhD, RN

Legacy Health SWOT Analysis
Introduction
Health care reform has challenged the state of Oregon and its regional health care providers. These challenges have created the need to approach strategic planning from a long-term and short-term perspective. Legacy Health is positioned at the center of Oregon’s reform challenges and opportunities. Transformation is an organizational reality. A strength-based analysis supports discovery into our readiness to engage current and future challenges. This paper offers a summary of organizational strengths, weakness, external opportunities and threats as well as suggestions for strategic planning.
Strengths Weaknesses Opportunities Threats (SWOT) Analysis
A SWOT analysis is a valuable tool used by organizations to brainstorm on where the organization is doing its best and where the organization needs to improve (Chapman, 2012). By doing a assessment of Legacy Health structure and policies, the following SWOT analysis has been developed.
Legacy Health’s Strengths
Legacy Health is an organization with many locations throughout Oregon and Southwest Washington, operating in different areas of health care consisting of hospitals, clinics, imaging locations, laboratory, drug testing sites, physical therapy locations, and hospice (legacy health, 2012). By providing the different services, Legacy Health can meet the needs of the community in different ways, focusing on improving the health of its employees and the communities it serves.
Legacy Health’s Weaknesses
Although Legacy Health has a large percentage of bachelor degree prepared nurses (52.59%) there is a low percentage of masters prepared nurses (3.51%) this could be considered a weakness because higher educated nurses use evidence-based practice to provide…

 

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