HC461 The Hospital and the Community

for F2B 2012

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HC 461 The Hospital and the Community


F2B 2012 BL


Sanchez, Cynthia


Adjunct Faculty


MPH Master Public Health
BS Management/Human Resources

Office Hours

By Appointment

Daytime Phone

(915) 740-4118

Other Phone

(915) 577-7963



Semester Dates

October 22, 2012 - December 16, 2012

Class Days


Class Time

7:40 - 10:10 PM

Credit Hours



Hospitals: What They Are and How They Work
Author: Donald J. Griffin
Edition: 4th 2012
Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Publishers
ISBN-13: 9780763791094

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Course Description:
HC461 The Hospital and the Community: 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:

Mrs. Sanchez's educational philosophy is to guide, provide access to information rather than acting as
the primary source of information. Student's will be treated as adult learners through interactiveness based
on classroom discussions, lectures, readings, homework assignments, examinations and a research paper.
She believes that personal growth and individual development will lead to "new ways to expand and improve
society." Education is a value; she learns with and from her students. 

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.

  Instructor Learning Outcomes
  1. Demonstrate an understanding of the governing bodies of hospitals.
  2. Discuss the various departments and ancillary services of the hospital.
  3. Differentiate and explain the concepts of the various personnel and professional relationships and strategic planning.
Core Assessment:

Class Assessment:

Classroom discussions, homework assignments (study questions), examinations, and research paper.
Completing a student opinion survey form located in the Distance Learning section of the Park University
website in week eight of this class.


Class Participation
100 pts
Mid-Term Exam
200 pts
Homework assignments (2 at 75 pts each)
150 pts
Research Paper
250 pts
Final Exam
300 pts
1000 pts
Course Grading Scale
A 900-1000 points
B 800-899 points
C 700-799 points
D 600-699 points
F 0-599 points

The course grade for students will be based on the overall average of homework and tests taken during the course in accordance with the weighting of the various requirements as stated in the syllabus.

All final exams in all School of Business courses will be comprehensive and will be closed book and closed notes. They will constitute 30% of the total course grade and will not be a take-home exam. They will be completed during the test week in the period designated by the registrar or by the Proctor in the case online courses. 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 Dean of the School of Business.

Late Submission of Course Materials:
Late work will be evaluated on a case-by-case basis. It is very important that the student keep up with the
weekly work. Late work not relate to temporary duty, family illness, natural disasters, etc. will be accepted
at the discretion of the instructor and may include reductions in the related grades of late work.
Late work over 1 week old and not having prior approval by the instructor will have 20% deducted automatically.

Classroom Rules of Conduct:

Students will act in a mature and appropriate manner at all times. They are expected to treat their fellow
classmates with respect. Students are expected to arrive on time for class and prepared for the lesson
outlined (power point slides, articles, discussion questions). Cell phones will be on vibrate.

Course Topic/Dates/Assignments:

Week 1
Oct 23 and
Review syllabus, papers required , research paper
Read Chapters 2 and 3
Homework: Chapter 3 short essay questions 1, 7, 10, 15,  21. 
Lecture and discussion of chapters
Week 2
Oct 30 and
Nov 1
Read Chapters 4 and 5
Lecture and discussion of chapters
Research topic due
Homework assignment due 
Week 3
Nov 6 and
Nov 8
Read Chapters 7-8
Lecture and discussion of chapters
Review for Mid Term 
Week 4
Nov 13 and
Nov 15
Read Chapters 21-22
Lecture and discussion of chapters
Mid Term
Review Mid Term
Week 5
Nov 20 and
Nov 22 (holiday)
Read Chapter 24
Lecture and discussion of chapter
Homework: Chapter 24 short essay questions 1-4
Week 6
Nov 27 and
Nov 29
Read Chapters 27-28
Lecture and discussion of chapters
Homework assignment due 
Week 7
Dec 4 and
Dec 6
Read Chapter 18
Lecture and discussion of chapter
Review for Final Exam
Research paper due
Week 8
Dec 11 and
Dec 13
Discuss and review research papers
Final Exam
Review 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 students and faculty members are encouraged to take advantage of the University resources available for learning about academic honesty (www.park.edu/current or http://www.park.edu/faculty/).from Park University 2011-2012 Undergraduate Catalog Page 95-96

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. from Park University 2011-2012 Undergraduate Catalog Page 95

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 "F".
  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 2011-2012 Undergraduate Catalog Page 98

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 .

Additional Information:

Research papers will be in APA format on 8 1/2 x 11 paper. Font will be 12 pt.Times New Roman with 1" margins and

doubled spaced per APA 6th Edition. In addition, select proper levels of heading to organize material. Use scholarly

material; students will cite at least five different types of resources. Example: Journal articles, Abstracts, Electronic-

media, Periodicals, Books etc. and must be from 2009 - present.


Research paper will be 8-10 pages not including title page, abstract, and reference page. This paper will demonstrate mastery over the subject from a analytical point of view. Choose a subject directly related to or having a significant impact on the subject matter presented in the text.


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