While analyzing the case on Pleasants Bluffs, the main problem is how will they come up with a proposal for the pilot program for Pleasant Bluffs home-base hospital care and how to manage it. According to the case, it stated that Graff Salot, the director of Performance Improvement (PI), at Pleasant Bluffs Health System, is tasked with making these changes. (Erskine,2016) Therefore some potential solution might be to complete this task, he must first hired more people for administrative, and clinical. By doing this, will help to better manage the PI department and patients. Also, having more people do research can help keep the cost low and keep pleasant Bluff run more smoothly.
Healthy People 2020 recently adopted a new adolescent health objective. This objective encompasses the needs of the Campbelltown community holistically. Adolescent Health (2016) explains that public health and social problems such as smoking, substance abuse, suicide and obesity can begin at this critical developmental stage. Throughout the United States, several programs have been developed such as substance abuse interventions and mental health resources, among others (Adolescent Health, 2016). The community of Campbelltown could benefit from this model of program when it comes to health promotion and disease prevention.
Shriners Hospital for Children (Shriners) is an international nonprofit hospital that provides healthcare services and rehabilitation to children with health issues in the areas of orthopedics, cleft lip and palate deformity, spinal cord injury, and burn recovery (Shriners Hospitals for Children, 2016). Beyond providing excellent healthcare for children, Shriners Hospital for Children also emphasizes the importance of physician education and research - for the improvement of children and families’ lives (Shriners Hospitals for Children, 2016). Shriners has 22 hospitals across the United States - from Portland, Oregon to Boston, Massachusetts - and an orthopedics hospital in Montreal, Canada
Kaiser Permanente is a not-for-profit integrated health care organization based in Oakland, California, that serves as an umbrella for a federation of for-profit medical groups. The organization was founded in 1945 by industrialist Henry J. Kaiser and physician Sidney R. Garfield.
Based on this case the cost driver is to properly distribute the direct cost among the different divisions. Dr. Julian would like to control her departments costs by having them distributed fairly among the divisions without affecting the hospital’s reimbursement/revenue. Carroll University Hospital is currently using the standard costing unit, which is based on the cost of bed/day for inpatients. Currently the present cost accounting system that is being used at CUH takes the total direct cost of the departments, then allocates the indirect costs and distributes it among the departments evenly regardless of the actual resources being used in those departments, and without considering that there may be some patients in these divisions that may require more resources than others, this method does not seem to recognize the different activities,
Shoreview VA Hospital is one of the VA facilities that solely serves the Miami-Dade County. This county is found in the lower eastern part of Florida, but the facility is found in Homestead, Florida. Nearby, is the Homestead Air Force Base, one of 21 Military bases in Florida (See Appendix A for a map).
Middlefield hospital served a variety of patients with the best care. However from the past couple years it has been having some problem due to the new big hospital in the city. Since the arrival of the new hospital in the area our hospital has been losing its patients and we are getting more of uninsured/underinsured patients.
Education, information and resource referral was provided to address the following: 1. Veteran had concerns about, how to file a service connected claim. (Veteran was educated on how to process a service connected disability claim). 2. Veteran was not aware of all the services provided at the local VA Medical Center. (Veteran was provided with information about the services, clinics, and groups, i.e. Women’s Clinic, MVPC program, suicide). 3. Veteran wanted to know how to upgrade their dishonorable discharge. (Veteran was educated via the Orlando Legal Association about upgrading their discharge).
MercyHealth Willard is one of a seven-hospital system located in Ohio, and works to improve the health of those in the rural area that are under-served. MercyHealth Willard is a Catholic faith-based institution and prides themselves in providing holistic patient-centered care to those they serve. MercyHealth Willard is a critical access twenty-bed community hospital that provides emergency services, inpatient and outpatient care, along with coordination of services. There is only one 20-bed inpatient floor that encompasses four intensive care rooms, with the being telemetry/general/swing-beds. It employs over four hundred total employees of which just under one-hundred and fifty are licensed medical providers: physicians, nurses, pharmacists, radiologists etc. The hospital sees an average of ten thousand visits to the emergency department, and an average of six hundred admissions yearly. There is only about one thousand total surgeries performed on a yearly basis, which includes both inpatient and outpatient surgeries. This hospital has a long-term care facility, and a primary care group practice attached to the
The Vet Center is a rental property that is being use by their employees to conduct their daily operations. The facility falls under Charleston VA Medical Center and must adhere to their Standard Operation Procedure (SOP) and local ordinances. The VA Medical Center security inspects the property on an annually basis. If requested, security personnel will visit the site for any issues or problems.
After review of the clinical information provided by University Hospital of Brooklyn, the Medical Director has denied your admission to University Hospital of Brooklyn. It was determined that the clinical information did not justify an inpatient stay. Acute inpatient hospitalization was not medically necessary. You are a 35 year old woman with history of hypertension (high blood pressure), type II diabetes mellitus, sleep apnea on continuous positive airway pressure (machine that helps with sleep apnea-breathing), pulmonary hypertension (high blood pressure in the lungs) and pancreatic insufficiency (inability to properly digest food due to a lack of digestive enzymes made by the pancreas) due to alcohol abuse who presented to the hospital with complaining of frequent episodes of nausea,
This class action involves a multi-faceted attack against certain medication and seclusion policies allegedly followed at the May and Austin Units of the Boston State Hospital (Hospital), a state institution for the mentally ill. The named plaintiffs, all either voluntary or involuntary patients at one time or another at these facilities, seek injunctive relief for the class, and award of money damages for themselves.
has been understaffed to accommodate the millions of veterans who need access to quality healthcare. According to Reno, “ VA Health Care System continues to worsen in more and more dangerous ways, severely underserving the nearly 7 million veterans who rely on the network for care annually” (Reno, Para 16). If veterans were allowed to go to any hospital they choose, there would be no issue with staffing in civilian hospitals. Local hospitals have the ability to hire to their needs, and do not need access to government funds to hire additional personnel. Veterans should not have to worry about fending for themselves after surgery, because the VA doesn’t have enough room to accommodate their needs. Veterans need access to any facilities should the need arise and shouldn’t be stricken to the V.A
Overview. As one of Southern California's leading full service medical facilities, West Anaheim Medical Center has served its Orange County community for more than 50 years. Now in its 51st year, this facility is comprised of 219-licensed hospital beds, with a focus on acute care. The medical center operates under a functional type of organizational structure. Similar to a large hospital organization, the functional structure exhibits a hierarchy of personnel, with numerous channels of authority and responsibility. At the top of this hierarchy rests the board of directors (as discussed in further detail later), delegating duties to the center's Chief Executive Officer (CEO), who in turn instructs and manages the medical and administrative staff.
The author starts by explaining the human microbiome and the research on it. For many years, biologists thought that the human body was able to perform all of its important functions by itself. However, in the past decade, they have found that the human body contains trillions of microorganisms that help with these important processes. In fact, they outnumber human cell 10 to one. At first, microbe research was only focused on harmful pathogens, but recently, biologists have figured out what the most common bacteria in the human body are, and have been trying to figure out the specific functions of theses microorganisms.