St. James Hospital Department Of Human Resources

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Franciscan St. James Hospital-Department of Human Resources Most organizations view human resources departments as less valuable than other departments because it’s not a revenue- generating department. However, it is quite the opposite because HR brings the organization its most valuable assets, which are its people.
Since its birth in November of 1911, Franciscan St. James (Franciscan) has evolved tremendously. Over the years, it has expanded from a 50 bed acute hospital into one with two campus locations including Chicago Heights and Olympia Fields, IL (Franciscan Alliance Inc., 2015). Rich in both religion and compassion, Franciscan is built on strong ethics and morals. Its mission is to continue Christ’s Ministry in Franciscan
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The hospital offers its’ patients “center for diabetes, rehabilitation, colon and rectal surgery, bariatric surgery, pain management and wound and disease management; surgery, joint, and occupational and environmental health centers; and a sleep disorders lab” (Franciscan Alliance, 2015). Additionally, several services for women and children are delivered along with emergency, diagnostic, outpatient therapy, home health, ambulance and EMS, and family care, as well as durable medical equipment (Franciscan Alliance, 2015). The services offered vary between in-patient and out-patient depending on the services rendered. The hospital emergency room services operate 24 hours 7 days per week. However, the human resources department has standard business operation hours of 8 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. (Irons, 2015).
The professionals who occupy positions within St. James and are trusted to carry out the mission and values can be tied directly back to the Department of Human Resources.
Accreditations and Credentials The HR department ensures that the various departments within the hospital are current with all laws, regulations, accreditations, and policies. There are a number of credentials necessary in order for St. James to function. The hospital is accredited by the American Osteopathic Association/Healthcare Facilities Accreditation Program and is the first in the area to be accredited by the American Diabetes Association (Franciscan Alliance, 2015). It
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