CASE STUDY PANEL PROJECT
You are part of a senior leadership group which operates a Regional
Hospital in the Southeastern Region of the United States catering solely to female patients and their healthcare needs.
The senior leadership team consists of: (a) Chief Financial Officer, (b), Chief of Medical Services, (c) Human Resources Manager, (d) Chief Legal / Ethics Officer, (e) Marketing Manager, (f) Chief of Nursing
Services and, (g) Chief Executive Officer
Through a review of the literature, legislation, news reports, and also speaking with colleagues, you have noticed that there has been an increase in the national awareness of prescription opioid-related issues including addiction, incarceration, overdosing, and death. The federal, state, and local governments have become involved in developing policies, and legislation that more tightly regulate the opioid prescription practices of providers. However, the senior leaders of the Regional Hospital have noticed that there has not been recent public commentary on sustainable treatment options or the adverse effects opioids have on unborn fetuses, or what the long-term health effects are on “addiction children”.
Because your facility is not a licensed opioid addiction facility, your providers have referred patients, pregnant or otherwise who abuse opioids, and suffer from opioid addiction to third-party providers, costing your organization a potential source of revenue.
Your assignment is to pursue a course of action that will enable the Regional Hospital to begin offering opioid addiction services by January 31, 2020. The senior managers have met to begin formulating plans for adding an opioid addiction medical capability to the services that the Regional Hospital provides.
When articulating your strategy and developing your plan, please consider the following: (a) licensing requirements for such a program, (b) marketing, (c) the financial resources needed, (d) additional human resource requirements, (e) legal considerations, (f) medical requirements, (g) spacing requirements, and (h) nursing requirements.
Develop a solution to the case based on what works best for Chief of Medical Services role.
The solution will include:
an overall statement of the management challenge presented by the case
a statement of the facts of the case
a proposal that addresses the challenge and that states what would be best from the perspective of your role
a defense of the proposal