Healing Hands Hospital is an acute care community hospital that serves a suburban community outside of a large city with two competing large academic medical centers. Both Healing Hands Hospital and the academic medical centers have a long history of service to the region, but their business and fundamental practices are different. Your manager, Ms. Woods, Healing Hands’ Chief Operating Officer, is part of the Task Force working on the strategic plan for the hospital and needs to understand the fundamental practices of these academic medical centers.
In a 3-4 page paper, describe the similarities and differences between academic medical centers and acute care community hospitals like Healing Hands Hospital in terms of the following:
- Mission, goals, and objectives
- Staffing and management structure
- Accreditation, Policies, and Prodedures
- Reimbursement model
- Research and clinical trials
Be sure to document your references using APA format.