Strategic Planning for a Health Care Facility

3835 words 16 pages
Veterans Health Administration

Diane F. Jeanette

HCA 422: Health Care Planning & Evaluation

Bruce Carruthers

September 6, 2010

In business there are strategies that need to be fulfilled. Starting a business or health care organization we need to use strategy planning. In the strategy planning of our business or health care organization we need to map out the mission, vision and goals that we want our business or health care organization to meet. My paper is going to be on the Veterans Health Administration strategy planning. This paper will review their internal and external assessments, competitive marketing analysis, identification of stakeholders, an overview and assessments of services provided, competencies and
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Environmental scan is an ongoing internal and external customer feedback and assessment process conducted at all levels of the organization for use in developing national vision, goals and objectives. The environmental scan reviews current trends in health care systems, current research and education, government requirements, and veteran and employee feedback.

2) Strategic Planning. Operational planning is a process by which the VHA determines direction and operational focus over the next three to five years consistent with priorities established by the Secretary of Veterans Affairs, as expressed in the Departmental strategic plan. There is one VHA Strategic Plan; however strategic planning involves all parts of the organization.

3) Operational Planning. Operational planning is the process by which the VHA implements annual actions and performance measures to accomplish the strategic goal and objectives. Synonymous with tactical and business planning, the product of operational planning is the Operational Plan. Operational planning occurs at all levels of the organization and represents the collective actions of the Veterans Integrated Service Networks (VISNs), field units and VHA Program Offices.

4) Department Level Performance Planning. Performance planning is a Department level activity by which the President, Congress, and the general public are apprised of VHA goals and objectives. Office of Management and Budget (OMB) and the Government


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