Health Care Managers

Health care managers of hospitals and health care facilities organize and manage personnel, equipment, and auxiliary services. They hire and supervise personnel, handle budgets and fee schedules charged to patients, and establish billing procedures. In addition, they help plan space needs, purchase supplies and equipment, oversee building and equipment maintenance, and arrange mail, phones, laundry, and other services for patients and staff. In large health care institutions, many of these duties are delegated to assistants or to various department heads. These assistants may supervise operations in such clinical areas as surgery, nursing, dietary, or therapy; and in such administrative areas as purchasing, finance, housekeeping, and maintenance. In smaller health care institutions, health care managers and administrators are responsible for managing daily operations.

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