The Main Reason For Having A Hospital System

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The main reason for having a hospital system is common sense, first and foremost is patient care. A close second is to make money. Most people visit a hospital to get help with managing pain, to learn about medication side-effects, or for disease treatment. Patient care deals with every aspect of the healthcare system. It starts when they walk in the door, either at the clinic, the emergency room, a doctor’s office, or the admissions office. Patient care is what makes the business run. The better a patient is cared for the better the likelihood of them returning when needed or even bringing a family member here that needs medical care. There are several options for different hospitals within a 50 mile radius of TRMC and we have to ensure that patients and their family members will return. Patient care entails everything from how the patient is admitted, to how the description of their procedure is explained to them, to the bedside manner of the physician and nursing staff, and with follow up phone calls and post procedure care. Great patient care means more money in return for the hospital. Return patients means the hospital will be paid which means the hospital can pay more employees and purchase the needed supplies, materials, and equipment that will ensure return business for something as small as an x-ray or something as serious as open heart surgery or cancer treatment.
Titus Regional Medical Center is a public hospital system in northeast Texas. The mission…
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