The Practical Use of Strategic Planning
To prepare for this Assignment, select one Strategic Plan from the two listed below and find another plan online. 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 Assignment. 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
Write a 2- to 3-page paper to compare and evaluate the two Strategic Plans you select. Address the following:
How are the strategies different?
What are the key elements of each Strategic Plan?
Compare the goals and strategies identified in each one. Which plan is likely to be more successful and why?
Put yourself in the role of a manager at one or both facilities. What are your responsibilities in ensuring one or both are successful?
What barriers are there to successful implementation of the strategies, and how could the manager overcome these barriers?
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 to ensure that your in-text citations and reference list are correct.