Institute:Office of National Coordinator (ONC) Workforce Training Curriculum
Component:Introduction to Health Care and Public Health in the U.S.
Unit:Delivering Health Care - Part 1
Lecture:Structure and Function of Health Care Facilities and Hospital Units
Slide content:Hospital Corporate Structure Governing board provides oversight Chief executive officer responsible for daily operations Administration also includes chief officers, department heads, patient care managers Medical staff and ancillary personnel provide health care and technical services Non-medical services are also critical Business office does paperwork 22
Slide notes:The corporate structure of hospitals includes a governing board, or board of directors, that provides oversight. For nonprofit hospitals, the board of directors may be a religious order or influential figures in the health care community. Hospitals affiliated with universities may have the same board of directors as the university. In any corporation, the chief executive officer is responsible for daily operations. Most hospitals also designate chief medical officers, nursing officers, information officers, financial officers, and operating officers. Each department in a hospital has a head administrator who is responsible for its performance. In addition, departments are likely to have managers who oversee patient care, such as supervising physicians and nurse managers. Nonmedical service personnel, such as cooks and laundry workers, are also critical, as is the hospital business office that deals with such issues as billing and insurance, scheduling, maintenance of medical records, personnel issues, and reports and budgets. 22