Unit III Scholarly Activity


Baldwin General is a hospital in the Summerdale metropolitan area that has seen a decline in revenues and investors backing out of its proposed new surgical wing. Consider the following data, and perform a DuPont analysis of the hospital:
 Net Income          $1,218
 Total Equity         $2,118
 Total Revenues    $28,613
 Total Assets         $9,869
Across town, Creek Park Hospital is performing well and just completed two additions to serve more patients. Consider the following DuPont analysis of Creek Park:
Creek Park ROE = Total margin x Total asset turnover x Equity multiplier
=           3.8%    x                     2.1       x            3.2

As a healthcare facility manager, what do you think would be the greatest limiting factor in financial statement analysis? Would this be different if you were an investor? Why?

Scholarly Activity Assignment:
Perform a comparative analysis of Baldwin and Creek Park. Explain what issues you think Baldwin is experiencing in expenses, total asset turnover, and financial leverage. In your financial statement analysis, explain what steps you think Baldwin should take to improve its financial condition.

Your scholarly activity must be at least two pages in length and use APA format. Be sure to show your calculations in the analysis of Baldwin. You are required to use at least your textbook for the assignment. You must cite and reference your textbook and any other sources used.

Textbook: Gapenski, L. C., & Reiter, K. L. (2016). Healthcare finance: An introduction to accounting and financial management (6th ed.). Chicago, IL: Health Administration Press.

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