According to the American Hospital Association, there are 5,724 health care centers in the United States. American hospitals can be classified according to various criteria: specialty, functionality, type of ownership, etc. There are only three main groups:
- community hospitals;
- teaching / academic hospitals;
The state, in turn, are divided into military (veterans hospitals) and municipal (public).
The largest number of center for health care services (approximately 70%) are community hospitals. The state owns only 19% of the total number of beds, or about 10% of hospitals.
All of these hospitals can be classified according to their owners: profit, non-profit, and government. 2/3 of US hospitals are non-profit.
Non-profit centers for health does not mean that hospitals are not interested in profit, even as they need it, otherwise how the institution should function. The main difference between non-profit vs. profit is that there are no shareholders in non-profit hospitals who receive money from the profits of the medical institution.
Also, both types of hospitals function under different tax laws. Non-profit hospitals receive large tax breaks, but they take on the responsibility of the state to provide medical services for certain social strata of the population (for example, they accept state insurance).
Among the non-profit hospitals, there is a huge group of hospitals associated with religion. These are mainly Catholic hospitals. They can be recognized by their name and Christian cross. The names of the saints are used in the names of the hospitals. For example, the hospital of St. Vincent, St. Raphael, St. Mary, etc.
Usually, these are large and rather wealthy hospitals that, in addition to their budget, can use various Christian funds, despite the fact that many are successfully doing business. The beauty of these hospitals is that they do not deny anyone help, despite sometimes astronomical bills, and this is regardless of status, insurance and citizenship.
Due to the fact that hospitals are under the protection of Catholicism, many global management decisions need the permission of the Pope.
There are academic hospitals. Basically, such hospitals are affiliated with medical universities on the basis of which medical students, nurses and residents are trained. These hospitals are co-funded by the state insurance company Medicare and accept all patients. In addition to Medicare, many university programs are funded from their own budget, which comes from businesses.
You probably know that American private universities like Harvard, Yale, Princeton have not been living off students for a long time. The cost of training is $50,000-$70,000 annually. Even with 80 students it will not be enough to pay for light and water on all campuses of the university, not to mention the purchase of expensive equipment and expenses for science. Harvard Corporation has long been making money from real estate trading, buying/selling shares and other businesses. Students, science and education are already like a hobby.
There are no chief doctors in the United States. The doctor does not run the hospital. After that he stops to be a doctor. Hospitals in the United States are run by professionals. Depending on the type of hospital, there may be one manager, a financial group/corporation, or a board of directors. Then comes the administration, surgeons (apparently by status), narrow specialists (oncologists, cardiologists, pulmonologists, etc.), hospitalists (ordinary therapists), nurses, medical assistants and chairmen (teachers, interns, students).
Teaching staff is divided into:
- Programm director/Associate director/Programm coordinator;
- Attending Physician (physician teaching interns and students);
- Chief resident;
- Resident (physician in the second and third year of residency);
- Intern (doctor in the first year of residency);
- Sub-I (It is a medical student of the last year of study. Subordination);
- Med student (A student of the third year of medical school).
List of healthcare institutions in Chicago, IL
Peterson Park Health Care Center
6141 N Pulaski Rd, Chicago, IL 60646, US
AHF Healthcare Center – Chicago
2600 S Michigan Ave Ste 416, Chicago, IL 60616, US
Women’s HealthCare Center of Chicago
4009 W Fullerton Ave, Chicago, IL 60639, US
Fresenius Medical Care at St. Joseph Health Care Centers & Ho
2900 N Lake Shore Dr, Chicago, IL 60657, US
7 Hills Healthcare Center
8419 S Cottage Grove Ave, Chicago, IL 60619, US
Heartland Health Centers – Lakeview
3154 N Clark St, Chicago, IL 60657, US
Chicago Family Health Center- South Chicago
9119 S Exchange Ave, Chicago, IL 60617, US
Kenwood Healthcare Center
6125 S Kenwood Ave, Chicago, IL 60637, US
St Agnes Health Care & Rehabilitation Center
1725 S Wabash Ave, Chicago, IL 60616, US
Paul House and Healthcare Center
3800 N California Ave, Chicago, IL 60618, US