A hospital is a healthcare system or organization, where a patient is given treatment for his illness and urgent health problems. A hospital has several departments starting from Emergency, trauma, psychiatry, children’s department, and many more. Being a large system, a hospital requires highly trained professionals, who can efficiently control the system. Suppliers who can provide necessary supplies, equipment, and last but not least physicians and patients.
KEY PLAYERS IN A HOSPITAL.
All hospitals have a specific type of governing body responsible for making high-level decisions about the organization. It has a tough duty of protecting the assets of the hospital. The board of directors of a hospital is often excluded from the healthcare community. It includes professionals in their fields. Religious hospitals often include clergymen on their boards of directors. Teaching hospitals often incorporate university scholarships into the associated medical school.
Hospital executives, especially the chief executive officers(CEO) are responsible for managing the hospital, making financial decisions, and overseeing business strategies. Executives of medical and health services can monitor all practices or treatment areas. The hospital usually has a chief financial officer responsible for the financial health of the business and a senior manager or chief executive responsible for business strategies and decision-making which he further reports to the governing board.
Departmental heads report to hospital management and manage the operations performed daily by departments within the hospital. The head of surgery, for example, is responsible for managing the day-to-day operations performed by the surgical department. The chief of surgery may also be involved in public relations, fundraising, and employment. Non-medical departments within the hospital, such as food services or shift staff, also have departmental managers.
The Medical Staff:
The medical staff is under the guidance of a physician. The physician must make a differential diagnosis, and provide cost-effective treatment plans. This staff may also include other doctors of healthcare such as dentists, physiotherapists, and psychiatrists.
Patient Care Managers
It is also called Nurses’ Services. Nurses’ supervisors and doctors presided over both patient care managers. These people manage the plan developed by the physician. They ensure that orders are put into effect on time, that hospital staff performs their duties properly, and that employees obey the legal requirements.
It includes the medical laboratories where tissues are examined. It also includes medical imaging centers where tests such as MRI, CT Scan, Ultrasound, X-ray, and other radiological tests are done. With the help of their services, diagnosis of injuries and illness take less time.
Most hospital staff are support providers: They provide support to the entire hospital with their small but essential services. They include Biomedical technology providers, those who design, build and repair medical equipment. They also include housekeeping and management staff which maintain a safe and clean environment in hospitals.
WHY IS IT IMPORTANT TO HAVE CONTACTS IN HOSPITALS?
Hospitals are large institutions with many departments for different aspects. It is crucial to have professional networking in healthcare systems, making valuable contacts. These contacts are made by giving a bit of personal touch, to be remembered in the future while making any pitches. All valuable contacts improve the group’s services provided by the company for healthcare institutes. The conventional method of exchanging contact numbers or office locations does not work anymore. You have to build social media strategies, proper media heads with effective campaigns, concise presentations of your future pitches, and much more.
It is thus worthy to build, and maintain relations in a hospital.