Addressing the Management Challenges Related to Organizational Structure of Hospital Services in St. Vincent and the Grenadines

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DOI: 10.21522/TIJMG.2015.08.02.Art008

Authors : Grace Walters


This study was conducted to explore the measures that can be taken to address the management challenges that relate to the organizational structure of hospital services in St. Vincent and the Grenadines. A mixed method design was employed in which both qualitative and quantitative methods were used. A semi-structured questionnaire was used to collect data from top managers assigned to four public hospitals in St. Vincent and the Grenadines. The top managers were purposively selected because of their different roles in the management of hospital services. The thematic approach was used in the analysis of data. The study was significant in that it focused on exploring measures that could be used to address management challenges that relate to the existing organizational structure of hospital services in St. Vincent and the Grenadines. The study also contributed to a strategic approach to addressing challenges that affect the delivery of hospital services. The results of the study revealed a number of measures that were highly recommended for addressing the management challenges related to the existing organizational structure of hospital services. The measures included :(i) redesigning the organizational structure to allow a single person to head the management of the organization, (ii) clearly defining the existing reporting lines, and (iii) appointing a CEO along with a board of directors to manage the hospital Services. The study informed a model framework of an organizational structure that illustrates the changes proposed.

Keywords: Hospitals Services, Leadership, Measures, Management, Organizational Structure.


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