HA4110D – Healthcare Planning and Evaluation

Discussion 8: Internal Strengths and Weaknesses

A strength can be thought of as any internal attribute of the organization that is helpful in achieving corporate objectives, a weakness can be thought of as any internal attribute of the organization that is a hindrance in achieving corporate objectives. Review Exhibit 17.2 in your book choose two strengths and weaknesses and explain how an executive leader would use them in strategic planning.

Use your own thoughts on this discussion.

A minimum of 250 words is required for your initial post. Be sure to respond to two fellow students with a minimum of three sentences per response.

Strategic Analysis for Healthcare


Strength and Weakness Analysis Example


1. Local market dominance

2. Caring staff

3. Excellent administration

4. Good location

5. Outstanding facilities

6. Strong community support

7. Excellent board of trustees

8. Expanding to meet growth

9. Center of regional healthcare

10. Technology


1. Weak process to manage low-income population

2. Inability to manage population without health coverage

3. No process to address transient market

4. Difficulty recruiting providers

5. Reputation of the facility

6. Not addressing changes in reimbursement

7. Staff turnover

8. Nursing shortage

Strategic Analysis for Healthcare: Concepts and Practical Applications–Vitalsource¬†