Review the Riverbend City scenario and discuss the issues, using a TOWS matrix analysis, that the long-term care facility needs in its planning process to allow them to respond to the disaster and to safely evacuate their residents.

  • One component for health care organizations when conducting a TOWS (threats-opportunities-weaknesses-strengths) matrix analysis is incorporating the facilities requirements from an emergency preparedness plan for the local community. Review the Riverbend City scenario and discuss the issues, using a TOWS matrix analysis, that the long-term care facility needs in its planning process to allow them to respond to the disaster and to safely evacuate their residents.
  • In your response, include a detailed discussion of the advantages a TOWS matrix offers strategic managers when addressing external opportunities and threats. You may wish to review Exhibit 7-1, “External/Internal Strategy Matrix,” in your text, Strategic Management of Health Care Organizations when drafting your response.
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