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PAA 661 Hospital and Health Services Administration

Prerequisite: All core requirements and PAA 650.

Course Description: This course examines the basic elements of formation and the extent of the United States health care system including: the basic elements of governance and operation in the private and public sectors; the interaction of Boards of Trustees, Medical Staff and Management; issues in hospital services, out-patient services, emergency services, and home care; internal and external factors affecting operation of facilities; methods of evaluation, basic financial factors affecting revenue production and expense control; elements of long range planning as strategy for management and leadership; and role of the manager, and creating a focus for blending program operations, financing and planning.


3 credits


PAA 650 Minimum Grade of B or HC 650 Minimum Grade of B