Case Study: An Evaluation of the Size, Composition, and Function of the Executive Committee at Eisenhower Army Medical Center.
Final rept. Jul 95-May 96,
ACADEMY OF HEALTH SCIENCES (ARMY) FORT SAM HOUSTON TX HEALTH CARE ADMINISTRATI ON
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The United States Army Medical Department is dedicated to delivering quality medical care to its patient beneficiary population. However, budget reductions and personnel shortages are affecting the way that care is being delivered. To effectively address these issues, military medical treatment facilities require a governing body streamlined to respond to changes affecting military medicine. The purpose of this case study is to examine the size, composition, and function of the Executive Committee at Eisenhower Army Medical Center to ensure that quality medical care is being provided. This study includes a historical view of hospital governing entitles, legal ramifications that affect board responsibilities, roles that members exercise in carrying out their duties, and board characteristics that differentiate hospitals. The study further discusses ideas designed to make the Executive Committee more effective. Different, inexpensive tools are presently available to the Committee to use. The study concludes with a set of recommendations to be examined prior to implementation by the EAMC leadership. For effective governance to emerge, the Executive Committee must become a dynamic, evolving entity that can adapt as circumstances warrant change.
- Economics and Cost Analysis
- Medicine and Medical Research
- Medical Facilities, Equipment and Supplies