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Running head: HOSPTIAL: ORIGIN, ORGANIZATION AND PERFOMANCE 1 Hospitals: Origin, Organization and Performance Name: Institution: Course: Tutor: Date:
HOSPTIAL: ORIGIN, ORGANIZATION AND PERFOMANCE 2 1. For a hospital to operate efficiently and effectively, the three important influences in its governance, medical staff, board of trustees, and administration, must work together in reasonable harmony. What factors contribute to the tension that usually exists among them? Some of the factors that contribute the tension that exist among the administration, board of trustees and medical staff hence affect the efficient and effective operation of a given hospital have been discussed in this paper. They include: promotion activities which give consideration to duration of service, age and qualification; biasness in the selection process for the health personnel who participate in the hospital campaigns such as measles; and suspicion by other parties that the administration is mismanaging hospital funds (McGilton, 2014). Board of trustees often fails to address some of the issues raised by the medical staff members in their line of duty. Poor working condition for the medical staff members is one of the major causes of conflict among the administrators, medical staffs and board of trustees. Most hospitals subject their medical staff members to work under unfavorable working conditions. It is the responsibility of the hospital administrators and the board of trustees to provide the medical staff with favorable working conditions. Conflicts often arise whenever they fail to live to their promises. Hospital administrators and the board of trustees in most cases fail to respond to the concerns raised by the medical staff (McGilton, 2014). Whenever the administration and the board of trustees fail to consider either work experience or qualification in awarding promotions to the health care workers the medical staff starts to distrust both of them (McGilton, 2014).
HOSPTIAL: ORIGIN, ORGANIZATION AND PERFOMANCE 3 Biasness in the selection process for the health personnel who participate in the hospital campaigns is another factor that contributes to tension among the medical staff, administration and the board of trustees. Hospitals are the major providers of health care services across the world. Apart from provision in-patient and out-patient healthcare services to patients within their areas of jurisdiction, hospitals also undertake awareness activities also called campaigns. Most of these campaigns are always financed by the non-governmental organizations and other international bodies such as World Health Organization (WHO). Members of the medical staff of the hospital develop the interest in participating in these campaigns because they do not only get the opportunity to break from their work monotony but also the opportunity to interact with the respective target communities. They are also entitled to additional earnings from the organizing bodies. It is due to the benefits that are associated with these campaigns that most members of

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