There are many types of organizations that may provide healthcare to a community. Organizations that provide healthcare services may seem similar however there are different ways a healthcare system may be structured. This paper is going to analyze the organizational structure of Hoag Hospital.
For the last five weeks research has been done on Kaiser Permanente, an organization that contains Kaiser Foundation Health Plan, Kaiser Foundation Hospitals and Permanente Medical Groups in eight regions. Since its inception in 1945, Kaiser Permanente has become the largest not-for-profit, integrated health care delivery system in the United States, serving 8.6 million members in eight regions: Northern and Southern California, Colorado, Georgia, Hawaii, the Mid-Atlantic States, Ohio, and the Northwest. About three quarters of the members are in California, the organization’s birthplace. It is the largest nonprofit integrated health care delivery system in the United States. Its mission is to provide affordable, high-quality health care services to improve the health of their members and the communities they serve. For the purpose of this research, focus will be on Northern California in a randomly selected hospital.
Hospitals have organizational structures that allows them to carry out their duties efficiently and successfully. What separates the organizational structure of a healthcare organization from a business, essentially that the hospital 's organization is chiefly founded on the amalgamation of medical and administrative staff (Carayon, et al., 2014). The organizational structure of the twenty-first century solutions in health care hospitals involves, both divisional and hierarchical structure. In the of the chain of command hierarchy, there are various levels of professional’s that fall under other levels within the facility, and each staff member is organized in regards to departments that are related to their (KSA’s) skills, attributes and job duties (Carayon, et al., 2014). Hospital organization philosophies is based on development of values and ethics, with the understanding on moral principles relating to human conduct. These systems are comprised with the processes in decision making and determining the best actions to consider between the difficult alternatives when pertaining to patient care.
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In 1997 University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) merged its two public hospitals with Stanford’s two private hospitals. The two separate entities merged together to create a not-for-profit organization titled UCSF Stanford Health Care. The merger between the health systems at UCSF and Stanford seemed like a good idea due to the similar missions, proximity of institutions, increased financial pressure with cutbacks in Medicare reimbursements followed by a dramatic increase in managed care organizations. The first year UCSF Stanford Health Care produced a profit of $22 million, however three years later the health system had lost a total of $176 million (“UCSF-Stanford Merger,” n.d.). The first part of this paper will address reasons
Wound management is one of the cornerstones for nursing care however, effective wound care extends far beyond the application of the wound itself. Nurses may be required to assess, plan, implement, and evaluate wound care; therefore, order to fill these roles it’s critical to have an understanding of the several different areas of wound care such as, integumentary system, classification of wounds, wound procedures, and documentation. Knowledge in each of these areas will allow nurses to make well informed decisions about wound care, and as a result play an active part in wound healing.
The purpose of this paper is to conduct a comparative analysis between for-profit hospitals and not-for-profit hospital. It will discuss the characteristics of each as well as factors affecting the operations of both systems. Additionally, it discusses potential areas of improvement and some of the challenges associated with each relative to finance and operations.
Through the history of health care, the standard of care changed from protecting our patient from injury and illness to a systemic entity to make money for insurance companies. Access to services and clinical outcomes are dependent on what health insurance providers will “pay” for in a clinical or community setting; as a result, patient safety, care and satisfaction has been negatively impacted.
A healthcare organization such has a private hospital are classified as non-profit or for-profit institutions. According to Alliance for advancing non-profit healthcare; “ About 60 percent of community
An organizational analysis is an important tool to become familiar with how medical businesses and organizations are able to meet standards of care, provide services for the community and provide employment to health care providers. There are many different aspects to evaluate in an organizational analysis. This paper will describe these many aspects and apply the categories to the University Medical Center (UMC) as the organization being analyzed.
Though they are not entirely comprehensive tools, a great deal can be learned about a hospital or other healthcare organization for-profit or not-for-profit from an examination of their annual financial documents (Finkler & Ward, 2006). The balance sheet and statement of revenue and expense can both yield valuable clues even in the absence of other evidence about changes that might be occurring in the organization, a definition of the type and degree of certain problems that it might be facing, and potential opportunities for improvement in performance that might exist (Finkler & Ward, 2006). Comparing two or more years' worth of financial information yields even more valuable insights, tracking movement in the hospital or other organization's ability to finance its activities and thus continue providing services at the same level, quantity, and scope as current operation.
Since 1993, the Truven Health 100 Top Hospitals program has used both independent and objective research to guide hospital and health system performance. In this process, they analyze public data sources to compare hospitals to similar organizations. The 100 Top Hospitals program uses a balanced scorecard that incorporates public data, proprietary, peer-reviewed methodology and key performance metrics to arrive at an objective, independent analysis of hospital or health system performance. This research measures performance, organizational alignment, progress
“Hospitals can be non-profit, for-profit, and government-owned and/or operated” (Baker & Baker, 2006). There are different terms for each classification in how to report and handle the finances but the basics are the same for any type of business. Business finances require the following basic fundamentals: creating “budgets, understanding capital expenditure, loan acquisition, and financial fees” (Baker & Baker, 2006). Government owned and operated hospitals offer unprofitable services; which
The hospital industry consist of privately and publicly owned and operated hospitals and medical facilities. The financial backgrounds of these assorted categories of organizations are sizeable and contrasted. Therefore, industry ratios are to be considered and evaluated from a greater proportion in order to identify with the financial data involving the industry as a whole (Dunn & Becker, 2013). Based on analysis and evaluation of the financial ratios gained from Nasdaq and Google Finance, it is apparent that the hospital industry is gradually rising and supports increase in profitability. These ratios are divided into several categories: Growth rates, financial strength, valuation, profitability, efficiency, dividends, and management effectiveness.
Hospitals in today’s world require organizations that have a variety of people on their boards. Hospitals are usually run by administrators, board of directors, and other departments. Each of the many tiers of the hospital organizations has varied goals and achievements that they wish to accomplish. This article is designed to discuss some of the strengths; weakness, opportunities and threats (SWOT) of the hospital organization (Roussel, 2013). Internal and external forces will be discussed as factors of influence upon the decision making body of the hospital. An example of a problem found in many hospitals, the threat of patient falls will be analyzed. This article hopes to give a better picture of hospital organizations,