Your assignment # 1 relates to chapter 1 Case 1-1 Coach X: Effective Hospital Administrator? by Mosley, Pietri, Mosley, designed to reinforce the learning objectives of the course and in conjunction with the final exam will provide a measure of your material’s knowledge and critical thinking skills. Your case analysis will require you to complete the readings for Chapter 1 “Supervisory Management Roles and Challenges”, and Case 1-1 from the textbook. * Answer Case 1-1 questions from the textbook. * Your answers must be written in a short essay format APA Style of Writing, no less than a full page (300 words) per answer in written content. With multiple academic resources and citations to support the content of the case study. You will be graded on the following: Rubrics APA Formatting (Margins, Line Spacing, Running Head, Page Numbering, Paragraphs Indents, Proper Referencing, In-Text Referencing, Font Style and Size)= 2 pts Originality Report (70% or higher)=1pt Writing Volume (3 full pages)= 1pt Referencing Sources (Textbook and at least one other source of reference from the FNU Electronic Library)= 1pt
Coach X: Effective Hospital Administrator
Assume that you are a member of the search committee that is evaluating applicants for the position of
administrator of a 300-bed, community-owned hospital in your city. In examining the applicants’
resumes, you note that most have had experience in health care settings, many having previous
experiences as administrators or assistant administrators.
One application, however, is quite different. It is from one of the most successful college football
coaches in the country, someone we will call X. Being a sports fan, you have seen this person many
times on national television as his teams have consistently placed in the top 10 NCAA ratings. He has
won five national championships in the past 15 years. His school leads major colleges in athlete
graduation rates; throughout his 30-year coaching career, his programs have not been charged with a
single NCAA violation. He has won the national coach-of-year title four times. He has mentored
countless assistant coaches, who themselves have become successful. His former players have been
among the NFL’s biggest stars. He has charisma and is a gifted motivational speaker. No one is more
highly respected in the profession. Serving as athletic director during the past five years, he
oversees a $57 million budget and 400 employees. The university’s athletic department is one of the
most profitable in the country. His university’s sports teams annually win the award given to the
university for having the best overall team performance across all sports. He has served with distinction as
head of the National Association of College Coaches and is often selected to represent his peer coaches
on significant NCAA issues. Presidents Bush and Obama have named him to important presidential
commissions. He often has been courted by Democrats and Republicans as an easily winnable
gubernatorial or U.S. Senate candidate. Why is he interested in the position of head administrator of the
hospital? In his application, he states that it was always his ambition to change careers by age 55. While
acknowledging his lack of experience in the healthcare field other than through hospital stays with
family, players, and friends, he would love the challenge of hospital management.
Respond to the following question: Would X be someone whom you would consider as a viable potential
candidate for the hospital administrator position, despite his limited technical expertise? blank 1Yes
blank 2No Why?
Suppose that the position being sought was that of supervisor of the hospital’s computer technology
department. Would your answer be the same? Why?
In groups of four to six, discuss your answers, and be prepared to report highlights of your discussion to
the overall class.