Unit 8 PP - A home office has been putting a lot of...

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6/13/11 Click to edit Master subtitle style St. Vincent’s Hospital’s Problem By Jamie Minnich
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6/13/11 About St. Vincent’s Hospital St. Vincent’s Hospital is in a northeastern city. It was built in 1908 by the Sisters of Charity, a Roman Catholic religious order. It has 200 beds has been known for providing humane patient care in a Christian environment. St. Vincent’s Hospital joined a nonprofit multiunit system that is Catholic in 1999. The system was called Health Care Services, Inc. The reason why the hospital had made the merger was that they wanted to achieve economies that would lower purchasing costs and get greater managerial expertise in some areas.
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6/13/11 St. Vincent’s Problem
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Unformatted text preview: A home office has been putting a lot of pressure on the hospital to reduce patients time in length stays and the total costs per case. They are both above average in the city that they are in. The administrator of the hospital, Sister Elizabeth, went and spoke with the president of the medical staff, Dr. Thurston, about the problem. His reaction was that he would discuss the issue but did seem reluctant to push the issue. The way that it seemed that it would mess up the doctors right to practice good medicine. Dr. Thurston did meet with his staff to discuss the problem with them. The staff was very disappointed in Sister 6/13/11 Proposal #1...
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This note was uploaded on 06/11/2011 for the course HEALTH CAR HS230 taught by Professor Dunahm during the Spring '11 term at Kaplan University.

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