HC461 The Hospital and the Community

for U1OO 2006

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HC 461 The Hospital and the Community


U1OO 2006 WO


Hutton, Angeline E.


Adjunct Faculty


Bachelor of Science in Business/Accounting
Master of Health Administration

Office Location

Ft. Leonard Wood, Missouri

Daytime Phone

736-2217 - work -  9 through 12:00 AM

Other Phone

736-5141 - home after 7 PM




Semester Dates

June 5 through July 30, 2006

Class Days


Class Time

5:00 - 10:20 PM

Credit Hours



Hospitals, What They Are and How They Work, I. Donald Snook Jr. Aspen Publishers, 2nd Edition, 1992

Additional Resources:
Miscellaneous articles - instructor will supply

Course Description:
Issues specific to the organization and administration of hospitals, their  scope of services in relation to community need, and relationships with  community health care services.   Topics covered dealing with the unique  aspects of administration of hospitals and internal departments include  improvement of organizational performance, personnel productivity,  strategic planning, cost containment, materials management, image in the  community, medical staff recruitment, patient census and utilization of  services, and contracting for services from external suppliers.  3:0:3

Educational Philosophy:

I consider all students to be adults, and to be in class because of their desire to learn.  To that end, I will expect all students to attend each class ready and willing to participate, exchange ideas, and opinions and absorb new ideas and information.

Learning Outcomes:
  Core Learning Outcomes

  Instructor Learning Outcomes

  1. Students will understand and define the governing bodies of hospitals
  2. Students will understand the need for community involvement of hospitals
  3. Students will have a broad understanding for the various departments of hospitals
  4. Students will understand and appreciate the need for the ancillary services of hospitals
Core Assessment:

Link to Class Rubric

Class Assessment:
Each student will be expected to develop a research paper, size and type to be determined the first night of class, and pass both the midterm and final exam. Both exams will be 20 questions.


90 to 100  -  A          Participation - 25%
80 to 90  -  B           Paper -         25%
70 - 80  - C             Mid-term exam - 25%
60 - 70  - D             Final exam - 25%
below 60 - F

Late Submission of Course Materials:

Materials must be timely, as semester is so short.  

Classroom Rules of Conduct:

All cell phones will be turned off.
Students will be prepared to concentrate and participate in class with respect for fellow students and instructor at all times.

Course Topic/Dates/Assignments:

6/5 - Chapters 1,2,3,4 & 5 - Brief History of Hospitals
                              Todays Hospital Organization
                              Governing Body and CEO

6/13 - Chapters 6,7,8 & 9 -  Outpatient Dept.& Emergency
                              Admitting Dept & Medical

6/20 - Chapters 10,11,12&13 - Nursing, Key Ancillary
                             Services & patient services
6/27 - Presentations and mid-term examination

7/4 - Due to the holiday, we will do this session on the
computer - plans will be developed in class.

7/4 - Chapters 14,15, 16 & 17 -Facilities & Administrative
                              Support Services
                              Generating Revenue and
                              Hospital Budgeting

7/11 - Chapters 18,19,20 & 21 - Business Functions &
                               Medical Records, Quality
                               Assurance, Risk Management

7/18 - Chapters 22,23,24,& 25 - Accreditation, Licensing,
                               Marketing and planning

7/25 PAPERS DUE & Final Exam      

Academic Honesty:
Academic integrity is the foundation of the academic community. Because each student has the primary responsibility for being academically honest, students are advised to read and understand all sections of this policy relating to standards of conduct and academic life.   Park University 2005-2006 Undergraduate Catalog Page 85-87

Plagiarism involves the use of quotations without quotation marks, the use of quotations without indication of the source, the use of another's idea without acknowledging the source, the submission of a paper, laboratory report, project, or class assignment (any portion of such) prepared by another person, or incorrect paraphrasing. Park University 2005-2006 Undergraduate Catalog Page 85-87

Attendance Policy:
Instructors are required to maintain attendance records and to report absences via the online attendance reporting system.

  1. The instructor may excuse absences for valid reasons, but missed work must be made up within the semester/term of enrollment.
  2. Work missed through unexcused absences must also be made up within the semester/term of enrollment, but unexcused absences may carry further penalties.
  3. In the event of two consecutive weeks of unexcused absences in a semester/term of enrollment, the student will be administratively withdrawn, resulting in a grade of "WH".
  4. A "Contract for Incomplete" will not be issued to a student who has unexcused or excessive absences recorded for a course.
  5. Students receiving Military Tuition Assistance or Veterans Administration educational benefits must not exceed three unexcused absences in the semester/term of enrollment. Excessive absences will be reported to the appropriate agency and may result in a monetary penalty to the student.
  6. Report of a "F" grade (attendance or academic) resulting from excessive absence for those students who are receiving financial assistance from agencies not mentioned in item 5 above will be reported to the appropriate agency.

Park University 2005-2006 Undergraduate Catalog Page 89

Disability Guidelines:
Park University is committed to meeting the needs of all students that meet the criteria for special assistance. These guidelines are designed to supply directions to students concerning the information necessary to accomplish this goal. It is Park University's policy to comply fully with federal and state law, including Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, regarding students with disabilities. In the case of any inconsistency between these guidelines and federal and/or state law, the provisions of the law will apply. Additional information concerning Park University's policies and procedures related to disability can be found on the Park University web page: http://www.park.edu/disability .



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