Strategic thinking embodies a thorough understanding of the internal and external climate of an organization and a keen awareness of the strengths, weaknesses, opportunities, and threats present. Internal characteristics of an organization drive strengths and weaknesses while external factors in the environment create opportunities and threats. Skill in identifying each of these characteristics is an important tool for the healthcare administrator.

In this workshop assignment, you will be sharpening your skill in SWOT analysis.

Upon successful completion of this discussion, you will be able to:

  • Evaluate solutions and strategies for complex business problems and opportunities within the healthcare industry.
  • Integrate critical analysis with health care administration disciplines to ensure organizational success.
  • Assess technologies for implementation in healthcare organizations.


  1. Review the rubric to make sure you understand the criteria for earning your grade.
  2. Navigate to the threaded discussion and respond to the following:
    • Based on the SWOT analysis you completed in 1.3 Assignment, discuss the strengths you identified for Stevens Hospital and what strategies you would use to leverage those strengths. Your response should be 300–550 words.
  3. You can refer back to the Stevens Hospital Scenario(Word document) as a review.
  4. Your initial post is due by the end of the fourth day of the workshop.
  5. Read and respond to at least two of your classmates’ postings, as well as all instructor follow-up questions directed to you, by the end of the workshop.