Health 5040 Assignment 1

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Health 5040
Assignment 1

1. In what sense are all healthcare executives’ human resources managers? How can executives best prepare to perform well in this HR Function?

I agree that Healthcare executives are HR Managers. Healthcare executives are managers because they manage business operations. Health care facilities can be small, medium or big enterprises that involve classic business procedures and practices (eHow). Healthcare executives are responsible for engaging with medical staff, making sure they do their job. Other task include scheduling, making sure requirements are met, addressing needs of staff, administrative duties and managing budgets. Well experienced Healthcare administrators may train and mentor
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The number of Hospital Administrators may vary from Hospital to Hospital. The number of administrators can vary depending on the size of the organization. Here in Columbia, Palmetto Health has 10 Hospital Administrators including one Chief Executive Officer, President, several Vice Presidents and a Chief Medical Officer. Many of the administrators have earned a Master’s in Health Administration and one of the administrators is currently enrolled in a MHA program (Palmetto). When doing this research, I didn’t see a license required for the state of South Carolina to hold a position as a Hospital Administrator in a regular short stay health care facility. There is a license required for Long Term Health Care Administrators as listed on SC’s Department of Labor, Licensing and Regulation Website. This document is referring to Nursing Homes and Community Residential Homes. The document required one Hospital Administrator to be a member of the board on both Nursing Homes and Community Residential Homes. There are several professional associations that Hospital Administrators could become members of. These associations provide networking to members within similar fields to conquer adversity and to spread ideas. The first is The American College of Healthcare Executives (ACHE). ACHE is an international organization. It has over 40,000 members including health care executives

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