Believe that the problems with the execution of multiple business models – a private practice and an academic faculty practice – within the limits of the orthopedic department of a single medical center. Students take on the role of Neela Wilson, executive director of Rittenhouse Medical Center, through the management of operational requirements and organizational tensions, these competing models created. In analyzing the case, the students have the opportunity to: (1) a better understanding of the Opera … Read more »

Believe that the problems with the execution of multiple business models – a private practice and an academic faculty practice – within the limits of the orthopedic department of a single medical center. Students take on the role of Neela Wilson, executive director of Rittenhouse Medical Center, through the management of operational requirements and organizational tensions, these competing models created. In analyzing the case, the students have the opportunity to: (1) a better understanding of the operational focus and the concept of a “focused factory” in health care, (2) consider the concept of a “factory within a factory” in the frame an academic medical center, and (3) build an appreciation of the management challenges associated with the operation are connected, and often competing, business units within the same organization.
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Richard Boehmer,
Robert S. Huckman,
Kevin J. Bozic,
James Weber
Source: Harvard Business School
19 pages.
Release date: 01 June 2007. Prod #: 607 152 PDF-ENG
Managing Orthopaedics Rittenhouse Medical Center HBR case solution