Assignment 1: Decision-Making
Do you believe your design of the detailed organization chart indicates centralized or decentralized lines of authority for decision-making? Can you explain your approach in one or two sentences? Yes, I do believe that this Hospital has centralized lines of authority for decision-making. Since financing and budgeting are always a consistent issue in a hospital, a need for formal or a rational organizational model of hierarchy is necessary to achieve budget goals.
Baker, J. J. & Baker, R. W. (2011). Health Care Finance, Basic Tools for Nonfinancial Managers (3rd ed.). Sudbury, MA: Jones & Bartlett Publishers.