Accession Number : ADA313807

Title :   The Creation of a Single Medical Department Through the Merger of Two Separate Medical Departments Located at Separate Installations.

Descriptive Note : Final rept. Oct 94-Feb 95,

Corporate Author : BROOKE ARMY MEDICAL CENTER FORT SAM HOUSTON TX

Personal Author(s) : Harris, Karl K.

PDF Url : ADA313807

Report Date : MAY 1995

Pagination or Media Count : 76

Abstract : The merger of Brooke Army Medical Center (BAMC) and Darnall Army Community Hospital (DACH) into an expanded health science center has been initiated. The two separate pediatric departments are the first departments to merge. An organizational survey of the two pediatric departments was done to determine if there were any identifiable groups that may prefer to remain separate, rather than merge. The participants were also asked for their attitude toward choice for merger, and its possible future effects upon the domains of mission accomplishment, compared to their current separate department status. The 'patient care employment' group at BAMC was the only statistically significant group that preferred to remain separate. All groups, viewed the merger as positive in mission accomplishment. Statistically significant mission domains were: the 'patient care' and 'graduate medical education (GME) mission domains at BAMC and at the total combined sites;' the 'GME' mission domain at DACH. Providing the participants with more input opportunity, and education about the merger, are ways that may be used to increase ownership and support for the merger, and thereby, increase the opportunities for success.

Descriptors :   *ORGANIZATIONS, *EDUCATION, *MEDICAL SERVICES, *HOSPITALS, *HEALTH CARE FACILITIES, EMPLOYMENT, HEALTH, ARMY FACILITIES, MEDICINE, SURVEYS, MISSIONS, COURSES(EDUCATION), EXPANSION, PATIENTS, GRADUATES.

Subject Categories : Administration and Management
      Medicine and Medical Research
      Humanities and History

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE