A Comparison of the Role of Hospital Chief Executive Officers in Freestanding Hospitals and Multi-Hospital Systems

  • P. A. Weil
Conference paper
Part of the Health Systems Research book series (HEALTH)


In the past decade, the growth of multi-hospital systems has altered the face of the U.S. health services delivery system. Defined as “some form of corporate organization which is responsible for the executive management and/or policy for two or more owned, leased or managed hospitals,” these systems accounted for only 24% of the total number of the U.S. hospitals in 1975. (Zuckerman 1982) Currently, 33 percent of all non-federal community hospitals in the U.S. are in some type of multi-unit system. By 1986, nearly 70 percent of the U.S. hospitals will be assimilated into systems. (Brown 1982)


Human Resource Management Chief Executive Officer Capital Expenditure Executive Management Corporate Organization 
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© Springer-Verlag , Berlin Heidelberg 1984

Authors and Affiliations

  • P. A. Weil
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  1. 1.American College of Hospital AdministratorsChicagoUSA

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