CHAPTER 1

A Practical Approach to Strategic Management of Healthcare Organizations

In healthcare, effective leadership and the successful implementation of new initiatives are the result of collaboration among a variety of constituencies inside and outside the firm. While this statement may be true in other settings, healthcare administrators face an especially complex environment in which any one unit within an organization or even an entire organization rarely possesses all of the resources required to achieve its goals; consequently, effective collaboration with stakeholders both within and outside the organization is absolutely critical to goal achievement. Also, organizations in other industries often enjoy the benefits of unambiguous objectives ...

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