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