HOSPITAL: A place that provides 24-hour nursing/medical care to diagnose and treat short-term illnesses and/or injuries. See also Critical Access Hospitals.
IMPORTANT for Hospital Management: Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) Requirements for Hospital Medical Staff Privileging (PDF) , S&C Letter 05-04, November 12, 2004
- The hospitals Governing Body must ensure that all practitioners who provide a medical level of care and/or conduct surgical procedures in the hospital are individually evaluated by its Medical Staff and that those practitioners possess current qualifications and demonstrated competencies for the privileges granted.
Consumer Guide to Health Care for Hospital information including provider directories.
For questions regarding hospitals, you may email the Division of Quality Assurance.