Business Consulting Essay

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BUSINESS CONSULTING PAPER – PART THREE Philip O’Kane MGT/527 April 13, 2015 LEE HOFFMAN Executive Summary The University of California, San Diego UC San Diego Medical Center in San Diego, CA is ranked nationally in 11 adult specialties. It was also high-performing in 2 adult specialties. UC San Diego Medical Center is a 582-bed general medical and surgical facility with 26,801 admissions in the most recent year reported. It performed 10,208 annual inpatient and 19,250 outpatient surgeries. Its emergency room had 65,526 visits. UC San Diego Medical Center is a teaching hospital. The Medical Center offers a full range of primary, secondary, and tertiary care services. It serves as the Level I Trauma Center for both San Diego and Imperial Counties, and offers numerous highly specialized services including the Regional Burn Center, the Infant Special Care Center, the Regional Transplant Center, the Comprehensive Central Nervous System Injury Center, and the General Clinical Research Center. US News & World Report ranks health system among the nation’s best. UC San Diego Health System is ranked among the nation’s best in U.S. News & World Report’s 23rd annual “America’s Best Hospitals” issue. The magazine ranked UC San Diego Health System #1 in the San Diego metropolitan area. Functional Areas of Business The functional areas of business that would touch upon the consultation work done at the University of California, San Diego Medical center would primarily involve Operations (or Nursing) and Financial. The consultation was centered around delayed surgical procedures and restrictive direct admissions. The areas identified qualified as primary source for consulting and had a dramatic impact on the hospitals ability to admit patients. There were many discussions on how to improve the process to bring patients into the hospital, but the real problem

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