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:Community Hospitals Defined as non-federal, short-term, general public hospitals Provide general or specialty care Operate on for-profit or nonprofit basis Advantageous for U.S. health care system Well-suited for routine illness/surgery Provide cost-effective and accessible care 9
Slide notes:Community hospitals are technically defined as non-government, short-term general hospitals that are open to the public. Despite the designation of general, some community hospitals specialize in certain fields, such as obstetrics and gynecology, rehabilitation, or orthopedics, and some are academic or teaching institutions. Community hospitals may operate on a for-profit or nonprofit basis. Community hospitals play an important role in the delivery of health care. They are perfectly suited for routine illnesses or surgery, providing a cost-effective and accessible option for local residents. 9