Institute: ONC | Component: 2 | Unit: 3 | Lecture: a | Slide: 19
Institute:Office of National Coordinator (ONC) Workforce Training Curriculum
Component:The Culture of Health Care
Unit:Health Care Settings The Places Where Care is Delivered
Lecture:Range of care Continuum of care
Slide content:Types of Hospitals Community hospitals Community hospitals are defined as all nonfederal, short-term general, and other special hospitals Teaching hospital (academic hospital) Usually associated with a university or medical school Major role in clinical training of health professionals Specialty hospitals Focus on a specific population or disease state Examples include childrens hospitals, orthopedic and spine hospitals, and cancer-focused hospitals AHA, 2016 19
Slide notes:There are two general types of hospitals. Community hospitals are nonfederally funded hospitals but may be nonprofit or for profit. They consist of local hospitals that provide short-term, general care but may also include specialty hospitals that focus on obstetrics [uhb-stet-triks], gynecology [gahy-ni-kol-uh-jee], orthopedics [or-thu-pee-dik], or rehabilitation. Teaching hospitals are usually associated with a university or medical school. Also termed academic hospitals, they have a major role in training health professionals. The range of clinical care provided by community and teaching hospitals may be the same. There are also hospitals that focus solely on a specific population or disease state. These hospitals may be part of a larger integrated delivery network or have a working relationship with the larger provider. However, they may be owned and operated as an independent organization that is for profit or nonprofit. 19