Write a 300- to 500-word response in which you address the following questions from Case 3, Charitable Contributions and Debt: A Comparison of St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital/ALSAC and Universal Health Services:
- What does that imply as to the strategies of investor-owned hospitals in managing risk and ensuring adequate capital relative to not-for-profit entities? An opportunity exists to explore the greater social and political questions that are frequently debated about the compatibility of profit-oriented entities and quality of health care, relative to not-for-profit entities. As background, identify what the latest SEC filings report concerning charity care.
- How would your answers to Requirements A and B differ if the government owned and operated the hospital?