HCS/466 Facility Planning I

Topics: Medicine, Health care, Geriatrics, Illness, Health economics, Hospital / Pages: 4 (856 words) / Published: Sep 22nd, 2013
Facility Planning Part 1
Shirley Doctor
HCS/466 Facility Planning
Dr. Michael Snell
September 8, 2013

Franklin C. Fetter Outpatient Clinic
Strategic Planning is an essential first step in the development of a result-base accountability system,” (Schilder, 2013, p. 1). In strategic planning an organization must know their goals, missions, and how to reach them. Health care facilities are in huge demand for the elderly and for people who lives in low-income communities. A person who receives good quality health care services can prevent the spread of contagious diseases. This paper will describe the need of the community, population it is serving, and a brief description of the facility.
Franklin C. Fetter Family Health Center (FCFFHC) is an outpatient clinic and has served the communities, and the surrounded rural areas since 1975. This health center is greatly needed in the rural and low-income communities because the people could not get to their local hospital. Therefore, the people in those communities were not getting the necessary medical health care needed. Dr. Franklin C. Fetter, the Dean of Medicine at the Medical University of South Carolina, and founder, provided culturally sensitive comprehensive primary health and home care services to children, and adults as part of a demonstration grant under the Medical University in 1968, (FCFFHC, 2013).
The center offers support to the community by sponsoring health awareness campaigns, health fairs, and through their media. The most important need that the elderly community needed was a Home Health Department (FCFFHC, 2013). This department provides services to home bound people who cannot travel to see the doctor. Home Health have a staff of one medical doctor, physician assistant, and a nurse practitioner. According to Roberta Porterfield RN, and Home Health Manger, “The object of home health staff is to assist patients in need of intermittent skilled



References: Franklin C. Fetter Family Health Care Center, Inc.: Home Retrieved from http://www.fcfetter.com Schilder, D. (2013). Strategic Planning Process; Steps in Developing Strategic Planning. Retrieved from http://www.hfrp.org/publications-resources/browse-our-publications/strategic-planning-proc..

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