Hospitals That Treat Just for a Buck Everyday people flood the rooms of hospitals all across the world for many different reasons, but without them consciously knowing they may be getting taken advantage of. I understand that medical care and hospitals are a necessity but that doesn’t mean that you shouldn’t look at them just like you would any other business offering a service. Some people enter a hospital for minor treatment, others may get admitted and never leave, the harsh reality of hospitals to me are scary enough. So why should you have to worry if someone is benefiting even more from our pain and sickness. I believe that a hospital that is non-profit would be anyone’s best chance of getting quality medical care. It wasn’t until I decided to major in health care administration that I was subjected to the different types of ownership there can be for health institutions. Although, there isn’t a lot of information on the differences between non-profit and for-profit hospitals, most of the research I have found and conducted leads me to believe a hospital that isn’t all about a dollar has better medical practices and as a patient the benefits may be greater. Some specific reasons for this conclusion include an interview I conducted of a former employee from both types of hospitals and studies that show higher mortality rates in for-profit hospitals. Some other reasons would be administrators getting the highest wage possible, amount of uncompensated care, learning the primary goal of non-profits, and the simple fact that some of the most profitable hospitals don’t want to answer any financial questions. Just like other situations in life, it just seems like the person who doesn’t want to answer questions or can’t justify their actions tend to be guilty, conniving, and always end up having something to hide. To learn more about the differences between non-profit and for-profit hospitals I asked a former employee of both institutions a number of questions. First, you must understand that this person started off as a nurse and then moved on to the administrative side of things. They now work for a major non-profit hospital and seemed to honestly be completely unbiased during the discussion of their experiences in the two different types of hospitals. First, Becky wanted me to understand that giving the hospitals the labels of “non-profit” and “for-profit” is something that can be tricky because these names can be deceiving. Although, a hospital or institution may be called non-profit doesn’t mean that they don’t make money. Non-profit organizations are also exempted from taxes and catch scrutiny for this from their counterparts that feel they don’t do enough to deserve it. Even though they get this special exemption they are still expected to put their profits back into the hospital, technology, services that are provided, and their own community as well as the under privileged. On the other hand a hospital that is for-profit has to worry about turning a profit for all the people who hold stake in that organization. So, even though both make a substantial amount of money, it seems as if non-profits only have their employees and patients to consider in their spending. For-profits are trying to get the maximum wage so that the people who invested in the organization or hospital can benefit. After learning a bit of the so called facts, one can’t help but to wonder at what cost does for-profit hospitals give up just to make a buck. Overall, even studying how non-profits work from the business side of things, differences between the two types of ownerships start to come even more apparent. Peter F. Drucker a famous business consultant and author, describes a non-profit organization as a “human change agent” (Drucker, Chapter 3). By this he meant that their mission and sole goal should be to help people learn, grow, and be able to adapt to anyone’s needs. Customers, patients, or visitors should be
The film “Ordinary People” is about a normal suburban family that experiences a big tragedy when their oldest son (Buck) passes away in a boating accident, leaving the youngest son (Conrad) alive. The family was trying to live their lives as if everything were okay but in reality nothing was okay after Buck passed away. Conrad tried to commit suicide and was sent to a psychiatric hospital for several months. His mom (Beth) pretends to be happy and the perfect wife because she cared too much about what…
have little access to United States healthcare system which has the best technology in the world
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to treat patients (U.S. Census, 2006). With this in mind our legislation in Washington D.C. vote to pass the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act in 2010 and President Obama sign it in to law. The vote was very close by in the House of Representatives…
drinking malt liquor to represent “gangstas.” Some
of them added black face makeup to complete the appearance. These escapades are
not limited to misguided youth. National retailers stock a “Kung Fool” ensemble
complete with Japanese kimono and a buck-toothed slant-eyed mask. Also available is “Vato Loco,” a stereotyped caricature of a bandanna-clad tattooed Latino gang thug (Mueller, Dirks, and Pica 2007; Obama 2008).
Here is another example of culture diversity. A few years ago in 2006, an uproar…
health insurance. As uninsured residents have relatively poor
access to the offices of private physicians, they frequently seek care from so-called safety-net
providers – such as community centers and the outpatient or emergency departments of hospitals.
Compared with their counterparts in other high-income countries, patients in the USA are much
more likely to refuse medications and to skip care – especially preventive care –because of
costs. Gaps in health coverage, problems with access to…
that will be ecologically sensitive. g) Provide our members with the best customer service in the retail industry. h) Give back to our communities through employee volunteerism and employee and corporate contributions to United Way and Children’s Hospitals.
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following are reasons as to why retention and turnover are important issues.
• Training costs-> they are investing in us->thus more money
• Increase turnover due to our generation being flighty->thus increase in money to bring someone just as qualified in. Everyday it costs more
• Working women->33% in 1986 left to have kids. This is rising because more wmn in workplace. Have to find a way to keep them around.
• Competitions between businesses are more competitive.…
of the table there was an enormous pot of stew, more than enough for everybody. The smell of the stew was delicious and made the rabbi’s mouth water. The people around the table were holding spoons w/ very long handles. Each person found that it was just possible to reach the pot to take a spoonful of the stew, but bcuz the handle of the spoon were longer than anyone’s arm, no one could get the food into his mouth. The rabbi saw that their suffering was indeed terrible. “Now I will show you Heaven”…
western institutions of learning. The key to MCL’s commitment is to help its students attain professional excellence and contribute to moulding of their minds that will lead today’s distinction into tomorrow’s accomplishment. At MCL we are committed to treat you with appropriate empathy and understanding, ensuring support and services as and when you require them. We at MCL seek to disseminate education and learning through planning, development and delivery in a fashion that will contribute to building…
organizational culture of NASA. Kidder further points to the parts of the report from Columbia Accident Investigation Board, which makes it clear that people, actually got killed, on global television and in real time, by organizational culture -- not just by technical problems or by the failings of named individuals, but by culture. "NASA's organizational culture and structure had as much to do with this accident as the external tank foam," the report notes in a key paragraph. The board’s report pointed…
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