Nothing should go wrong in a hospital. It’s a place where everything should be right since it’s main job is to save people and lives. Hospitals that survive should have good characteristics that will uphold the reputation that they want to show people. They should be pioneers in health care and give the best treatment to every patient. Here are the qualities of a medical centre that you should know.
Competence that cannot be compared to
A staff that have excellent training in their fields need to have excellent diagnostic, treatment and communication skills, and be truly motivated to help people. The team should include most of the following: medical doctors, biological dentists, naturopaths, nutritionists, chiropractors, acupuncturists, stress management and lifestyle coaches, personal trainers, physical therapists, etc. Training in functional medicine will give the team a common set of guiding principles in treating root causes and the whole person instead of the disease. It helps to pull the team together into a common system of looking at the patient’s pathophysiology and creating guidelines for an integrative program for healing.
Staff who are willing to collaborate
It is ideal to have a multi-disciplinary staff of many specialists from both the conventional and complementary health arenas who pool their knowledge together in designing an information and treatment protocol for each patient. The staff meet together, pool their findings and discuss the ideal program for each patient.
Provider organizations are already under scrutiny for healthcare costs, and growing pressure on reimbursement will only intensify the need to drive all unnecessary costs out of care delivery. Organizations must be able to remove waste from processes, standardize care and do all they can to lower supply and labor costs.
Contracts that you can trust
Reimbursement models are quickly evolving toward shifting risk to providers, and this isn’t expected to go away. As a result, organizations will need to be providers of efficient, coordinated care and be able to enter into risk-based contracts.
Health education for everyone
An integrative clinic or hospital should be excellent in communicating information and inspiration to the patient concerning diagnosis, procedures, treatments, lifestyle choices, etc. Patients should learn more about themselves, their needs, options, choices and steps they can take to progress to a better state of health.
Full of purpose
The integrated clinic or hospital needs to be very well managed, organized and purposeful. Every staff member needs to buy into the vision, mission and team plan for it to work for the best of the patient. All of the staff and environment most be moving toward a common goal. The better organized and efficiently managed, the less there is possibility for confusion and irritation. For the patient, the integrative experience needs to flow very well, due to a diligence to a common mission and direction by the staff. A dedication to providing powerful programs and therapies that work for each patient is a great focus to have.
One of the greatest challenges is to make this type of individualized quality system of care affordable. Government and major insurance companies for the most part do not cover the major costs incurred for quality integrative care, even though integrative care with emphasis on lifestyle solutions and personal empowerment are often much less expensive and sustainable than the current drug care model. Health care should be for every one and should be accessed by everyone whatever their current living status is.
A place with a heart
Hospitals should run not because of money but because they genuinely care for the people. A hospital with compassion is better than a better equipped hospital.