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1 Organizational Structure of a Hospital

2 Levels allow efficient management of hospital departments. Levels allow efficient management of hospital departments. The structure helps one understand the hospitals chain of command. The structure helps one understand the hospitals chain of command. Organizational Structure refers to levels of management within a hospital. Organizational Structure refers to levels of management within a hospital.

3 Large hospitals have complex organizational structures. Large hospitals have complex organizational structures. Smaller hospitals tend to have much simpler organizational structures. Smaller hospitals tend to have much simpler organizational structures. Organizational structure varies from hospital to hospital.

4 Grouping of Hospital Departments Within the Structure: Hospital departments are grouped in order to promote efficiency of facility. Hospital departments are grouped in order to promote efficiency of facility. Grouping is generally done according to similarity of duties. Grouping is generally done according to similarity of duties.

5 Common Categorical Grouping: Administrative Services Administrative Services Informational Services Informational Services Therapeutic Services Therapeutic Services Diagnostic Services Diagnostic Services Support Services Support Services

6 Administrative Services Hospital Administrators Hospital Administrators CEO, Vice President(s), Executive Assistants, Department Heads Business people who run the hospital Business people who run the hospital Oversee budgeting and finance Oversee budgeting and finance Establish hospital policies and procedures Establish hospital policies and procedures Often perform public relation duties Often perform public relation duties

7 Informational Services Document and process information Document and process informationIncludes: 1. Admissions 2. Billing & Collection 3. Medical Records 4. Computer Information Systems 5. Health Education 6. Human Resources

8 Provides treatment to patients Provides treatment to patients Includes following departments: 1. Physical Therapy - treatment to improve large muscle mobility 2. Occupational Therapy - treatment goal is to help patient regain fine motor skills 3. Speech/Language Pathology - identify, evaluate, treat speech/language disorders

9 5. Medical Psychology - concerned with mental well-being of patients 6. Social Services - connect patients with community resources (financial aid, etc.) 7. Pharmacy - dispense medications 4. Respiratory Therapy - treat patients with heart and lung disease

10 9. Sports Medicine - provide rehabilitative services to athletes 10. Nursing - provide care for patients 8. Dietary - maintain nutritionally sound diets for patients diets for patients

11 Diagnostic Services Determines the cause(s) of illness or injury Determines the cause(s) of illness or injuryIncludes: 1. Medical Laboratory - studies body tissues 2. Medical Imaging - radiology, MRI, CT, ultrasound 3. Emergency Medicine -provides emergency diagnoses and treatment

12 Support Services Provides support for entire hospital Provides support for entire hospital Includes: 1. Central Supply - orders, receives, stocks & distributes equipment & supplies 2. Biomedical Technology - design, build repair, medical equipment 3. Housekeeping & Maintenance - maintain safe, clean environment

13 Traditional Organizational Chart

14 Board Administration Therapeutic Services Information Services Diagnostic Services Support Services Admissions Billing, etc. Med. Records Computer Info. Health Ed. Human Resour. PT, OT Speech/Lang. Resp. Therapy Pharmacy Nursing Dietary Med. Lab Radiology Nuclear Med ER Cardiology Neurology Central Supply Biomedical Housekeeping Maintenance Dietary Transportation

15 Pyramid demonstrates a symbolic organizational structure of a hospital.

16 Admin. Services Information Services Therapeutic Services Diagnostic Services Support Services Board

17 Example of symbolic representation of organizational structure

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