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).
Answered By: Linda Kern Last Updated: Dec 12, 2016 Views: 22
Adding to Professor Boyd's excellent response, I thought additional information on the Foundation might be useful, so I Googled "Piedmont healthcare foundation" and found possible additional info on a Guidestar report. It includes a few years of the foundation's IRS form 990 in the free preview. http://www.guidestar.org/ViewPdf.aspx?PdfSource=0&ein=58-1272768
Marketline (you've probably been there!) has an industry report on US Healthcare providers that includes industry-wide stressors.
The Articles tab of the Healthcare Management LibGuide has a link to the Modern Healthcare Journal. I searched the journal for "Piedmont healthcare" and found 13 articles including this one:
The guide also has a link to the trade publication Hospitals & Health Networks, but it had nothing relevant.
I searched ABI/Inform Complete for "Piedmont healthcare", looking for scholarly research and for trade publications that would evaluate current events in healthcare with relation to Piedmont. I found 3 scholarly articles from 2013 (all potentially useful), plus several trade articles from the last 5 years, including:
The ABI/Inform results for company and industry reports were pretty thin.
The Wall Street Journal had nothing useful.
I searched the Atlanta Journal Constitution, linked further down the LibGuide page in the Newspapers box. Searching “Piedmont healthcare” and limiting to the last 5 years I found:
Atlanta-based Piedmont Healthcare's move to enter partnership talks with Athens Regional Health System, announced earlier this month, is another sign of hospital consolidation reshaping the health care landscape in Georgia. [...]WellStar Health System, based in Marietta northwest of Atlanta, has moved to add West Georgia Health in LaGrange, and its proposed takeover of Tenet hospitals in Jackson and Griffin shows that large hospital systems are willing to make deals outside of their home territory.
In each case I've mentioned one article, but you should look at the rest also.
Let me know if this is what you're looking for!