HC461 The Hospital and the Community

for S2G 2007

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HC 461 Hospital and the Community


S2G 2007 GR


Both, Christopher G.


Adjunct Faculty Instructor/ Management/Management Healthcare


MSA Human Resources Administration Central Michigan University
BS Management/Healthcare Park University

Office Location

Grand Forks ND

Office Hours


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Semester Dates

March 19 to May 11 2007

Class Days


Class Time

5:00 - 10:00 PM



Credit Hours



Health for All: Making Community Collaboration Work by Howard Greenwald and William Berry
Health Administration Press Copyright 2002

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Course Description:

Issues specific to the organization and administration of hospitals, their scope of services in relation to community need, and relationships with the 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:

The educational philosophy for this class will be based on lectures, readings, discussions, examinations and writings.

Learning Outcomes:
  Core Learning Outcomes

  1. Students will explain the governing bodies of hospitals.
  2. Students will justify the role of the hospital in and to its community.
  3. Students will compare and contrast the various departments and ancillary services of the hospital.
  4. Students will integrate concepts such as organizations, personnel and professional relationships, strategic planning, cost containment and other factors in the improvement of the organization's performance.

Core Assessment:

Class Assessment:
Mid Term Examination, Final Examination, 4 article critiques


Mid Term Exam: 100 points

Final Exam:     100 points

Article Critiques: 50 points each x 4= 200 points
Total points: 400
Article critiques will be 2 pages typed, double spaced and 12 font.  the newspaper or journal article perferred.
Topic anything related to HC management or area outlined in the course description.
Paper should include, review of article, key problem areas and possible corrective action to resolve problems.

Grading Scale:
A = 94 to 100%

B = 87 to 93%

C = 80 to 86%

D = 73 to 79%

F= 72% and below

All final exams will be comprehensive and will be closed book and closed notes.  If calculators are allowed, they will not be multifunctional electronic devices that include features such as: phones, cameras, instant messaging, pagers, and so forth.  Electronic Computers will not be allowed on final exams unless an exception is made by the Associate Dean.

Late Submission of Course Materials:

Late Submission of work will be not be accepted unless it have been cleared with the instructor prior to assignment being due.

Classroom Rules of Conduct:

Participate in Class

If you are not going to make class please contact the instructor at the earliest convenience.

Listen to all points of view from everyone in the class.

Course Topic/Dates/Assignments:

Each weeks chapter assignment coinsides with one or more of the core learning objectives (CLO) for the course. After the chapter assignment for the week a corresponding (CLO) is listed for that specific chapter or chapters.
Week 1:Chap 1 (CLO #2)


Week 2: Chap 2 CLO #1), Article Critique # 1  


Week 3: Chap 3 (CLO #3), Article Critique #2  


Week 4: Mid Term Exam: Chap 4 (CLO #1 and #4)  


Week 5: Chapter 5 (CLO #4), Article Critique #3  


Week 6: Chapter 6 (CLO #3), Article Critique #4  


Week 7: Chapter 7 and 8 (CLO 1-4)  


Week 8: 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 2006-2007 Undergraduate Catalog Page 87-89

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 2006-2007 Undergraduate Catalog Page 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 "W".
  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 2006-2007 Undergraduate Catalog Page 89-90

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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