Informative Organizational Research Paper

Informative Organizational Research Paper


  • Topic of paper
    • An informative organizational paper on Riverside Healthcare in Kankakee, IL. Writing on a different topic will result in a zero for the assignment.
  • Purpose of paper
    • The student will research the organization to understand all the aspects of a healthcare organization.
  • Required content (all must be addressed completely to receive full credit)
    • Mission statement – what is their mission statement, how do you interpret it, and what would you expect to find in your research about the organization based on their mission statement?
    • Values – what are their core values and what do they stand for?
    • History – what is the history of the organization, original open date, growth milestones
    • Leadership – who is their current Chief Executive Officer (CEO) and what is his background with the organization? Who were past CEOs?
    • Entities – what other entities are part of this organization?
    • Locations – where are the off campus sites for the organization?
    • Services provided – what type of services are provided (ex: inpatient, outpatient, primary care, cardiology, trauma, stroke center…)
    • Awards and Accreditations – what awards and accreditations has the organization received and explain their significance?
    • Community Involvement – what does this organization do for their community and how many dollars are spent?
    • What supporting information is available to determine if the organization is living up to its mission statement?
    • Is the organization for-profit or not-for-profit? What are the government requirement for that status?
    • Conclusion – what are your thoughts on this organization?


  • Minimum of 1,600 words (approximately 8 pages)
    • Title page and Reference page do not count in word count or page count
    • Do not exceed 10 pages
  • APA format
    • Proper title page, page numbers, double-spaced, new times roman font 12pt, one inch margins, in-text citations, reference page. Abstract page not required.
    • Refer to “Hints for Discussion Board Threads using APA” for reference
  • Minimum of 4 scholarly references
    • Organization website must be one reference
    • References other than the organizational website should help support the additional requirements section of guidelines
    • Scholarly references are reliable sources for information, Wikipedia is not acceptable.
  • Total Points for Paper – 40
    • Meets all content requirements: 20 points
    • Meets word requirements:  5 points
    • Meets APA format requirements: 10 points
    • Proper grammar, punctuation, sentencing: 5 points

Plagiarism will result in a zero for the assignment and further disciplinary actions for the course. You MUST have references listed AND use in-text citations where you used the information from sources to avoid plagiarism and no points being awarded.

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