May 28, 2012
Maureen J. Wishart
Evolution of Programs and Services Paper
Programs and services change over the years. Many of these programs and services change to meet the demands and to compete with competitors. Without change, many of these programs and services would not survive, which would result in cancellation of that program or service. The subject of this paper will provide an overview of how programs and services have evolved. Two specific examples of programs and services that have evolved will be provided in this paper. An explanation of the changes will also be provided in this paper. In my community, one service offered is my community’s version of a free clinic. The Third Street Family Health is my community’s version of a free clinic. The Third Street Family Health provides comprehensive health care services including primary health care, gynecology, phlebotomy, dental care, and behavioral health services to many low income people. Educations programs are also offered to help educate people about his or her conditions. This facility accepts different methods of payments. Payments are based on incomes and some are free if a patient cannot pay. This facility began back in 1994. This facility is a privately owned business. This facility has evolved to meet the medical needs of low income families. The quality of home health care equipment in my community has also changed. Shaw Ott Medical has been providing quality home care products and services for over 50 years. This facility has evolved from a friendly small corner pharmacy to the area’s most trusted and reliable source for a person’s home health care needs. This facility provides a large variety of supplies including respiratory and mobility needs. This facility adapted to meet the needs of people who needed help. Shaw Ott Medical provides people with stair lifts, powered mobility, respiratory oxygen, medical supplies, etc. Shaw Ott...