For this discussion, review the various healthcare settings in your reading (such as hospital, community health center, etc.) and select one. Once selected, research the internet to identify a facility that represents your selected healthcare delivery setting. Review their website and determine:
- Location and size
- Mission and values
- Accreditation and awards
- How long they have been serving their target population
- Whether they are part of a system or a single institution
- Are they for profit or not-for profit
- The target populations they serve
- The clinical and client services they provide
- The type of staff who work in the setting
- Contributions to the community
In a two to three paragraph, minimum 200 word, discussion post, identify key aspects of the selected healthcare setting, how their mission and values compare with the services they provide and their target populations, the type of staff who work there, any special or unique aspects of the healthcare setting, and your impression of the healthcare setting after reviewing their website. You don’t need to identify the name of the healthcare setting just the type.
The healthcare delivery setting selected represents a hospital. The details about the hospital are discussed below:
The hospital is located in the city of manipal, karnataka, India and is a private hospital having a capacity of 2032 beds and caters to both rural and urban population. The mission is to be the most preffered and comprehensive hospital through clinical excellence, patient centricity and use of ethical practices to meet the health care needs of the community. The values of the hospital is to provide high quality health care to people of all strata of the society at affordable cost and a commintment to continuously improve the quality of services provided. The accreditations and awards recieved by the hospital are:
- Accreditated by the National Accreditation Board for Hospitals and Healthcare Providers (NABH) in 2009
- Accreditated by the Association for the Accreditation of Human Research Protection Programs Inc (AAHRPP)
- Certified by ISO 14000 : 2004 and ISO 9001: 2008
- Awarded 4th rank in Best Speciality Hospital in South zone by the Week-Nielsen survey.
- Achieved the Guinnes World Record for the most participants in hand sanitizing relay in 2016.
- Awarded the winner of commendation certificate for Performance Excellence from national Quality Award in 2014-15.
Since its establishment in 1961 with merely 150 beds, it is catering to large number of people from nearby states (both rural and urban) for more than 5 decades. It is a profit organization i.e a teaching hospital having its own medical college as well. The hospital provides both primary and secondary services in the fields of medicine, dentistry and pharmacy. The hospital has a team of full time consultant doctors, resident doctors, paramedical, nursing and other support staff. For the community it provides schemes like medicare and manipal health plan.
In my opinion; the selected healthcare setting is first and foremost situated at a very difficult location in a terrain and hilly area and therefore caters to the needy people devoid of any other healthcare services nearby. Secondly, despite being a private hospital and an organization for profit, the hospital is catering to rural population at affordable costs. Moreover they have designed their own medical insurance system for local people, which makes the healthcare furthermore affordable and achievable for the community people.
According to the need of the people, the hospital also provides both primary and secondary care and owing to its commitment to continuously improve the services; it is observed that they have extended their capacity to cater to more inpatients over the years. The hospital has its own medical college as well as a cancer research center located within the premises of the university. This ensures availability of adequate number of staff and simultaneous advancement in the field of medicine.
After going through the website, the hospital appears to pioneer in India for getting AAHRPP Accreditation and 6th in Asia. The images displayed on the website gives an impression that it is also a destination of choice of many students from other Asian countries. The number of awards and achievements shows that they are constantly active and are dedicated to contribute to the field of medicine.