Case Study : Columbus Regional Hospital

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Describe Your Current Practice Setting Columbus Regional Health (n.d.) serves 10 counties in Southeast Indiana. The demographics include a predominantly Caucasian population of approximately 300,000 people (Economic Opportunities through Education by 2015, n.d.). In southeastern Indiana, about 140,000 individuals have employment, and 15% of them, who are over the age of 24, have a bachelor’s degree (Economic Opportunities through Education by 2015, n.d.). Approximately 30% of the high-school students drop out in this mainly rural area with a flat population growth (Economic Opportunities through Education by 2015, n.d.). Columbus Regional Hospital (CRH), a non-for-profit organization with 225 beds, is the system’s star facility (Columbus Regional Health, n.d.). CRH has a Privacy Excellence Award, and the National Committee for Quality Assurance recognized CRH for outstanding patient-centered medical home practices (Columbus Regional Health, n.d.). Additionally, the Becker’s Hospital Review named CRH as a great community hospital, and Thomson Reuters acknowledged CRH in the top 100 hospitals (Columbus Regional Health, n.d.). Moreover, CRH is one of the most beautiful hospitals in America (Columbus Regional Health, n.d.). They provide emergency and surgical services and comprehensive care in many specialty areas, such as, mental health (Columbus Regional Health, n.d.). CHR’s Mental Health (MH) unit has 17 beds and a seclusion room. Healthcare professionals provide
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