It is important to understand that when interpreting financial statements, the numbers alone may not provide the whole financial picture of an organization. Instead, you must analyze the statements using ratios, which are then compared to benchmarks across the health care industry. For this Assignment, examine the financial health of a community hospital.

To prepare for this Assignment:
Review the Week 8 Assignment 1 document provided to you by the Instructor. Examine the financial statements from the community hospital. Reflect on how you will use this financial data to calculate and analyze the organization’s financial ratios. Refer to Chapter 4 of Financial Management of Health Care Organizations: An Introduction to Fundamental Tools, Concepts and Applications for additional guidance.

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