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Patterns of Hospital Ownership and Control

Author:

James A. Hamilton

Patterns of Hospital Ownership and Control

Patterns of Hospital Ownership and Control was first published in 1961.

Based on a study of data about nearly 7,000 independent unites of hospital service in the United States, this book classifies and describes the patterns or types of hospital ownership and control to be found in the hospital industry. For each pattern, information is given on the organizational structure and governing authority, history, significance, finances, educational activities, administration, medical staff, groups or associations within the pattern, and future trends. The book will enable students of hospital administration to get an overall view of the hospital industry and a familiarity with the groups responsible for hospital care. It will be useful, also, as a reference work for hospital administrators.

Patterns of Hospital Ownership and Control

James A. Hamilton was director of the program in hospital administration at the University of Minnesota. He is also the author of Decision Making in Hospital Administration and Medical Care: A Casebook.

Patterns of Hospital Ownership and Control

Table of Contents

INTRODUCTION

Purpose and Use of the Study
The Hospital Industry
The Classification of Hospitals

Part I. Governmental Patterns

GOVERNMENTAL HOSPITALS AND THEIR SIGNIFICANCE

Federal Hospitals
State Governmental Hospitals
Local Governmental Hospitals

FEDERAL HOSPITALS

United States Army Hospitals
United States Naval Hospitals
United States Air Force Hospitals
Veterans Administration Hospitals
The Department of Health, Education, and Welfare and the United States Public Health Service

STATE AND LOCAL GOVERNMENTAL HOSPITALS

State Hospitals
District Hospitals
County Hospitals
City-County Hospitals
City Hospitals

Part II. Nongovernmental Patterns

NONGOVERNMENTAL HOSPITALS AND THEIR SIGNIFICANCE

Nonprofit Hospitals
Church Hospitals
Other Nonprofit Hospitals
Proprietary Hospitals

NONPROFIT HOSPITALS: CHURCH AFFILIATED

Roman Catholic Hospitals
Lutheran Hospitals
Methodist Hospitals
Presbyterian Hospitals
Baptist Hospitals
Latter-Day Saints Hospitals

OTHER NONPROFIT HOSPITALS

Community Hospitals
Jewish Hospitals
Industrial Hospitals
Cooperative Hospitals
The Miners Memorial Hospital Association
The Kaiser Foundation
The Shriners Hospitals for Crippled Children

ADDENDUM: OSTEOPATHIC HOSPITALS
ACKNOWLEDGMENTS
BIBLIOGRAPHY