Accession Number : ADA186588

Title :   A Study to Analyze and Develop a Community Relations Program for Dewitt Army Hospital, Fort Belvoir, Virginia.

Descriptive Note : Master's thesis Jul 79-May 80,

Corporate Author : ARMY HEALTH CARE STUDIES AND CLINICAL INVESTIGATION ACTIVITY FORT SAM HOUSTON TX

Personal Author(s) : Reed, Podge M., Jr

Report Date : MAY 1980

Pagination or Media Count : 48

Abstract : An effective community relations program is the administrative program which can influence the community's feelings and attitudes toward the hospital. Hospitals and other health care institutions want consumers to view their institutions as a positive aspect of society which works to benefit the community. The purpose of this study is to determine a community relations model for an Army hospital. The author evaluates the current program, explains its problem, and makes recommendations on the implementation and functioning at a new community relations program. Health care management; Community relations; Administration and management.

Descriptors :   *COMMUNITY RELATIONS, *HOSPITALS, ARMY, CONSUMERS, HEALTH, MANAGEMENT, MODELS, VIRGINIA, ARMY FACILITIES.

Subject Categories : Sociology and Law
      Medical Facilities, Equipment and Supplies

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE