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Hello,I have to write a 10-20page financial analysis on a healthcare organization: I am looking for the following information on Piedmont

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Hello,I have to write a 10-20page financial analysis on a healthcare organization: I am looking for the following information on Piedmont Healthcare:2. Discussion of the business including: historical development, current status and favorable and unfavorable trends.3. Financial analysis of the past three years financial statements, including analysis of appropriate ratios.4. Discussion of alternatives (culminating in a recommendation(s) for resolving or improving identified financial(and possibly management) issues.5. Ethical considerations of the alternatives identified in #4 above(if appropriate)Where do I begin to start the research?Thank-You

Answered By: Kimberly Boyd
Last Updated: Dec 12, 2016     Views: 41

First, let me say that you should probably make an appointment with our graduate librarian because she will be able to help you in a short amount of time much more than I will in an email.  Second, you have picked a slightly more difficult company than if you had gone with a company that is publicly traded.  Often, it is more difficult to get company financials for non-profits such as Piedmont Healthcare.  That being said, I did a bit of searching and I found a few things to get you started. 

I googled "piedmont healthcare balance sheet" and was able to find audited financial statements here:

http://www.dacbond.com/dacContent/doc.jsp?id=0900bbc78013afa3

You can find some good information about the company on the company website if you click on About Us and follow the links that are listed there including the the 2015 Annual report here:

http://www.piedmont.org/media/file/2015-Annual-Report.pdf

and a history here:

http://www.piedmont.org/about-piedmont-healthcare/history/piedmont-history

You will also want to go into the business databases.  You can find these databases by going to the business libguide at libguides.brenau.edu/business.  Choose the articles tab to see a list of available databases.  While you will not find as many resources in MarketLine Advantage as you would if this were a publicly traded company you will find some good information on Piedmont if you type Piedmont Healthcare into the search bar and scroll down to the bottom of the results page.  MarketLine will also be a good resource for researching trends in Healthcare in the United States in general. Go into MarketLine, type the search term Healthcare and then limit by choosing Industries and North America.  You will also want to search ABI/Inform and Business Source Complete for information and articles on your company.  

Again, I strongly encourage you to make an appointment with a librarian by clicking on this link and filling out the form:

http://library.brenau.edu/my-librarian/

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