C. w. williams health center: a community asset


Please read pages 742-762 (Case 16) of the course textbook Strategic Management in Health Care Organizations. Create a 4-to 5-page report in Microsoft Word document that answers the following questions.



  1. What are community health centers? How are they different from public health departments?

  2. How would managed care penetration affect community health centers? How might if affect C.W. Williams?

  3. Why has managed care been slow to develop in the South?

  4. Does C.W. Williams need to affiliate with a hospital?

  5. What strategy do you recommend for C.W. Williams? Why?

  6. What role should C.W. Williams play in a health care network?

  7. Should C.W. Williams buy the site offered at a cost of $400,000?

  8. If you were Ms. Marrs, how would you handle the problem of the board members involvement beyond setting policy?

  9. Discussion outline of your recommendations for C.W. Williams




  • Clearly define the problem to be solved or identify symptoms the suggest an underlying problem

  • Who are the stakeholders in this situation and how are they involved or impacted by this problem?

  • What alternatives should be considered in solving this problem? Please quantify where possible.

  • Indicate which alternative you would recommend and why?

  • How do you expect that each of the stakeholders will react to your recommendation?

  • Indicate the potential risks if this recommendation turns out to be wrong.

  • Justified ideas and responses by using appropriate examples and references from texts, websites, and other references or personal experience.




Length: 4 or more pages


References: 5 or more


APA format