Hospital – A Place For Emergency Situations
A hospital is an ordinary health care facility providing patient care with specialized nursing and medical staff and standard medical equipment available in the hospital. It could be a general hospital, specialized hospital or even a surgical hospital that provides surgery, dialysis and other types of major surgeries. Normally a hospital has an emergency department, departments for heart and oncology, neurological, trauma, mental health and pediatric care. Some hospitals also have laboratories and diagnostic centers for research purpose. This is the place where doctors do their work and patients get treated very fast.
A hospital usually has a board of directors who run it as a company. There are hospitals that are for profit and some hospitals are for social services. A hospital could be a religious one or non-religious one. The standard way of running a hospital would be to have a chief executive officer, a secretary who has general authority over the whole hospital and the chief nurse who have overall responsibility for the running of the hospital. Normally the hospitals have a chief financial officer, a general manager who has overall responsibility for the organization of the hospital, a hospital director, a vice president for nursing services, a pediatrician, a psychiatrist and sometimes a surgeon.
Other duties of hospitals include giving nursing care to the patients, conducting medical research, teaching hospital procedures to the patients and approving the charges for surgery or other treatments and sometimes even approving immunizations. In certain countries there are teaching hospitals which educate students on the principles and practice of medicine to doctors and nurses. Some Teaching Hospital also has some maternity wards for pregnant women and admit women in their maternity ward.