University of Virginia Health System: The Long-Term Acute Care Hospital Project

Darden Business Publishing Cases

ISSN: 2474-7890

Publication date: 20 January 2017


This case is best taught in a first-year MBA finance course and with a series of cases based on cash flow analysis. Its primary objective is to portray the major differences in project analysis for nonprofit organizations compared to for-profit companies and to highlight the unique issues relevant in a health care environment. Students must decide, based on cash flow analysis and nonfinancial factors, whether or not to propose a long-term acute care hospital (LTAC) project to the board of directors of the U. Va. Health System. Students must use the assumptions outlined in the case to create a cash flow analysis and then compute a net present value (NPV) calculation and internal rate of return (IRR) for the project. After assessing the base-case results and sensitivity analysis of the assumptions driving those results, students must decide if the project should be taken to the board of directors.



Eades, K. and Mehta, N. (2017), "University of Virginia Health System: The Long-Term Acute Care Hospital Project", Darden Business Publishing Cases.

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