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hospital

 [hos´pit'l]
an institution for the care and treatment of the acutely sick and injured.
day hospital a facility that offers professional health care, such as psychiatric care or rehabilitation services, to individuals who require services but are able to return to their homes overnight.
hospital Infection Control Practices Advisory Committee a committee established in 1991 by the United States Government with members appointed by the Secretary of Health and Human Services. It provides advice and guidance related to isolation practices and serves as an advisory committee to the centers for disease control and prevention for updating guidelines and policy statements related to control of nosocomial infection.
open hospital
1. a mental hospital, or section of a hospital, without locked doors or other forms of physical restraint.
2. a hospital to which health care providers who are not staff members may send their own patients and supervise their treatment.

o·pen hos·pi·tal

a hospital where all physicians, not only members of the regular staff, or those on a selective membership list, are permitted to send their patients and control their treatment; extremely rare, because most hospitals limit physician access in some measure.

o·pen hos·pi·tal

(ō'pĕn hos'pi-tăl)
A health care facility where all physicians, not only members of the regular staff, are permitted to send their patients and control their treatment.
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3, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- In an emergency, information about the closest, open hospitals, pharmacies, and other medical resources are incredibly valuable.
POSITION: The WVSMA supports legislation clarifying medical staff committees are not governing bodies under the Open Hospitals Proceedings Act, the executive session topics enumerated in the Act are inadequate and at the least should be expanded, and that action on those topics should be permitted in executive session if the Act is to apply to any medical staff bodies.
can remember house calls, evening office hours for doctors and open hospital beds.
Licensees don't let that happen because an open hospital is worth so much more than a closed hospital,'' Stone said.
A few years back, the Ohio attorney general had to file an antitrust suit against the Joint Commission on Accreditation of Hospitals to pry open hospital privileges for nonphysicians.
Thousands could be left without accommodation and some towns may even open hospital wards to ensure travelling fans have somewhere to stay as hotels reach saturation point.
Since when did the royals open hospitals or plant trees using a jet?
How on earth can the government open hospitals for refugees and shut the door on homeless British people?
The opening of the Guangzhou outpatient facility is an important step in our long-term expansion plan to open hospitals and clinics in the fastest growing major cities of the People's Republic of China.