HC461 The Hospital and the Community

for S2B 2013

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HC 461 The Hospital and the Community


S2B 2013 BL


McGee, Jacqueline Y.


Adjunct Faculty


Master of Arts Health Care Management, Webster University

Office Location

By Appointment-

Office Hours

Before and after class

Daytime Phone





Semester Dates

March 18,- May 12, 2013

Class Days


Class Time

8:00 - 1:00 PM

Credit Hours



Hospitals: What They Are and How They Work (Griffin, Hospitals) by Donald J. Griffin. Fourth Edition
 ISBN 0-7637-9109-1  and /or ISBN  978-0-7637-9109-4

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Additional Resources:
Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association, 6th Edition.

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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:
My goal as an instructor is to engage and inspire students to use various methods of learning to fully understand the material discussed in class and motivate them to research the subject matter further. Due to the various methods students learn, I will present the material through lectures, PowerPoint presentations and handouts.

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:

There will be homework, quizzes, two examinations,  and a final paper due this semseter.


Classroom discussion (12.5 for eight weeks) = 100 points

Quiz (4 at 12.5)                                             = 50 points     

Midterm Exam:                                               =200 points

Final Exam:                                                     =250 points

Homework (4 at 50 points)                             =200 points

Term Paper/Presentation:                                =200 points 

Total: 1,000 Points
Grading Scale 
1000-900 points = A

899-800 points = B

799-700 points = C

699-600 points = D

599 points or below =F


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:
Students are responsible for ensuring timely submission of their coursework. If circumstances arise, it is the student's responsibility to discuss the issues ahead of time with the instructor. Assignments will be considered late if submitted 24 hours after the due date. Any work submitted late will be deducted one (1) point for each day for up to five (5) days past the due date. Assignments will not be allowed after the five days resulting in zero points.

Classroom Rules of Conduct:
Students will act in a mature and appropriate manner at all times. Students will arrive on time for class and will be prepared for the lesson outlined. Cell phones will be turned off.

Course Topic/Dates/Assignments:

Week 1

March 23

Review syllabus, papers required , research paper

Read Chapters 1, 2 and 3

Homework 1: Write a summary on chapters 1 -3 two pages long APA format with cover sheet, cite and reference. Due March 27, by Midnight.

Week 2

March 30



Read Chapters 4, 5 and 6

Lecture and discussion of chapters

Outline on research topic. Must have coversheet, outline and six references. Due April 3, 2013 Midnight.

Quiz 1 over chapters 1-6

Week 3

April 6

Read Chapters 7, 8,12 and 13
Lecture and discussion of chapters
Homework 2: Write a summary on chapters 5, 6, and 12two pages long APA format with cover sheet, cite and reference. Due April 10, by Midnight.
Quiz 2 over 7-15
Review for Mid Term 

Week 4

April 13

Read Chapters 14 and 15
Lecture and discussion of chapters

Mid Term

Week 5

April 20

Read Chapter 16,17,and 18
Lecture and discussion of chapter
Homework 3: Write a summary on chapters 14,15 and 18 two pages long APA format with cover sheet, cite and reference. Due April 17, by Midnight.
Quiz 3   Chapters 14-15

Week 6

March 27

Read Chapters 19,20,21, and 24
Lecture and discussion of chapters

Homework 4:  Write a summary on chapters 19,20 and 24 two (2) pages long APA format with cover sheet, cite and reference. Due April 24, by Midnight
Quiz 4 Chapter 19-25

Week 7

May 4

Read Chapter 25,26, and 28

Lecture and discussion of chapter

Review for Final Exam
Research paper due

Week 8

May 11

Discuss and review research papers

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 2012-2013 Undergraduate Catalog Page 97

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 2012-2013 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 2012-2013 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 .


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