Healthcare Organization Research Paper

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Health Care Organization- Memorial Regional Hospital Florida |

Health care organization-memorial regional hospital Florida

memorial Regional Hospital Florida was established in the year 1953 and since then for about more than five decades it has been associated with the community health care programs and committed to serve wide range of population in the region. Memorial regional Hospital has enjoyed the stature of being one of the largest hospitals in Florida. It has the privilege of offering wide range of health facilities and services with highly qualified doctors, specialist and medical staff team. The formation of Memorial hospital was initiated with the telegraph received from S.S (Sid) Holland to build the hospital near controversial 35th Avenue street Johnson in the vicinity of Central to South Broward Country. The first members constituting the board committee were Nelson A. Elasser, Frank Stirling, D.M. Jordan, H.C Schwartz and Henry D. Perry. The existing committee constitutes chairman is Kathleen A. Durham, vice Chairman is Sara E. Wolfer and Alfredo Avalos is working as Secretary/Treasurer accompanied by other board members Jose Basulto, Hobel Florido, Albert C. Jones and Laura R. Miller ( Barney, 1986).

The increasing popularity of the hospital for its service quality and standards, with the gradual progression it has introduced emergency unit, psychiatric wing with 22 psychiatric beds, pediatric/adolescent nursing unit, expansion of cardiac rehabilitation program with heart education and exercise therapy segments for patients, establishment of speech therapy department where speech therapist was hired who diagnose and treat communication problem, establishment of outpatient and maternity center, pediatric trauma center and treatment of cancer programs all these services were introduced and expanded from the years 1950s till the years of 1990s. During the years of 200s technology like light speed CT scanner was introduced that enabled the medical team to detect heart disease and lung cancer at an early stage. Memorial Regional Hospital Florida aims at continuous growth of the organization to meet the challenges and needs of the community (Hospital, n.d.).

Mission and Vision statement of the Organization

Mission Statement

Memorial Regional Hospital Florida was established to serve humanity and healthcare needs of its nation. Since then it is convicted to high quality service to its patients with the team of qualified doctors and medical staff. It has therefore embedded its values in the mission and vision statement of the organization which spells out to be like, mission statement concentrated its focus on the safety, quality, cost-effectiveness and patient family centered care irrespective of the person's ability to pay. It is funded by the individual donors and donor agencies whose funds are utilized in the needed section of the hospital services. Memorial Regional Hospital has marked itself for maintaining quality standards for this purpose it has embarked the concept of continuous growth and development in its mission statement. Continuous improvement on the quality standards with continuous growth has enabled the organization to fulfill its core purpose of existence that is providing high quality health care service to the region.

Vision Statement

On way to growth and development, Memorial Region Hospital has structured its corporate strategies that focused on the long-term growth of the organization with the vision of getter an international recognition in the field of health care services. The Regional Memorial Hospital aspires to be the paragon of excellence in healthcare system, safety measures and supreme quality center where efficiency and effectiveness of the service is valued more than anything else. History has shown that from 1950s when it got established to 2000s in the past more than five decades it has continuously added new service dimension in the health care covering wide range of health facilities and also expanded the existing ones. For the future it has vision to adopt latest technology in the field and to provide quickest and most effective health facility to its patients.

Critical Success Factors

From the vision and mission statement it is cleared that the organization's critical success factors are build on the pillars of:


High quality service

Continuous improvement

Serving the less privileged in the community

Efficiency of the system

And to become top notch health care provider in the community.

These critical success factors have shaped the organizations culture towards continuous improvement and growth and development. All the team members are committed to the mission and vision of the organization by making their contribution to the optimum level and upgrading their knowledge with latest education and training.

Organization's Cultural Dimension

Organization culture is the way things are done in an organization. It is guided by the traditions, values, policies, beliefs, attitudes and behavior of individual and groups in the organization. Organization culture is influenced by the founder of the organization; his/her strong set of values and assumptions designs the organization scope, its mission and vision and strategies. Organization culture is also influenced by the historical background of the organization which determines the stories, rituals and symbolic behavior. It also sets priorities. An organization with strong culture recruits and develops managers who naturally conform to it, who perpetuate the culture. Nations, regions, occupations and business types have their own distinctive cultures and these will affect the organization's style.

Organization Culture and Structure

Organization culture is greatly influenced by the organization structure. The culture of any organization can be classified in the following four categories with their distinct structures:




1. Power Culture- shaped by one individual

The organization is capable of adopting quickly to meet change.

Personal influence decreases as the size of the organization gets bigger.

Personnel have to get on well with each other for culture to work. These are clubs with likeminded people, working on empathetic initiative rather than formal liaison.

Organization controlled by key central figure, owner or founder.

Direct power, personal and informal.

Suited well to smaller organization.

Limited degree of formalization with few rules and processes.

2. Role Culture- Bureaucratic culture shaped by rationality, rules and procedures.

There is conjecture of logic and rationality.

Individuals are required to perform their job to the full.

Workforce learns expertise without experiencing risk.

Bureaucratic style organization with classical structure.

Stable, slow-paced, formalized and impersonal.

Authority based on positions and functions.

3. Task culture- Focused on output and results.

Management is observed to be completing a succession projects or solving problems.

Performance is judged by results.

Task cultures are expensive, as expertise is valued at market price.

This sort culture demands variety and often creativity is done at the costly measures.

Structured with project teams and task forces.

Absence of dominant or clear leader.

Team-based horizontal structure.

Organization structure flexible valuing performance and output.

4. Person Culture-Interest of the individual.

This culture found in the organization whose culture is o serves the people within it.

Individuals who do all the work of organization themselves.

Management positions lower in status than professionals.

Positions labeled as secretaries, administrators, bursars, registrars or clerks.

Management is directed only to the role of facilitating and administering.

Memorial Regional Hospital Culture

The critical success factors of from the mission and vision of the organization of achieving excellence through quality, safety and efficiency, has shaped the hospital culture of providing premier quality service to the patients. All the team members from doctors, surgeons, medical staff, support staff and administration staff are committed towards providing excellent care to its customer and maintaining the high quality standards of the healthcare system through continuous improvement and conscious quality environment. Memorial hospital is dedicated to the well-being of its community members by providing health care services in the cost effective manner (Cameron, & Quinn, 2005).

On to promote culture of creativity and innovation, Memorial hospital has diversified its health care facilities in wide range of health care system like:

Babysitting Basics

Blood Donations

Cancer Education Series: I Can Cope

Child Passenger Safety Seat Check

Children's Mobile Health Center


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