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vol·un·tar·y hos·pi·tal

a hospital supported in part by voluntary contributions and under the control of a local, usually self-appointed, board of managers; a nonprofit hospital.

voluntary hospital

Community hospital, see there.

vol·un·tar·y hos·pi·tal

(vol'ŭn-tar-ē hos'pi-tăl)
Facility supported in part by voluntary contributions and under the control of a local, usually self-appointed, board of managers; a nonprofit hospital.
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The voluntary hospital was originally built to care for those who had no family close by and couldn't afford to hire people to care for them.
* Insurers also turn to other quality measure data sources, such as the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid's Voluntary Hospital Quality Initiative.
In a further qualification of the foregoing analysis, it must be recognized that the re-formation of the voluntary hospital did result in distinct improvements in the treatment of indigent patients.
Proprietors, doctors and keepers constructed a complex web of personal and financial relationships that spanned the private and public sectors and extended to the charitable and voluntary hospitals of Bethlem, St Luke's in the City Road and Guy's Mad House, as well as a network of mad-houses in Islington and West London.
Certainly, one of the most characteristic features of the formation of the British state from the eighteenth century to the end of the nineteenth was the extent to which the provision of welfare, education and culture was left to voluntary societies such as friendly societies and voluntary hospitals. When services were left to public bodies, their finance and administration were usually local, whether boards of guardians with responsibility for the poor, orphans, old and sick; school boards for elementary education; and borough and county councils for technical education, asylums and infant welfare.
He was put on probation on condition that he became a voluntary hospital patient and taken to St Andrew's Psychiatric Hospital, Northampton.
From the start, the infirmary was a voluntary hospital run, funded and staffed by Middlesbrough people for the good of the sick poor.
The physician, as a member of a voluntary hospital staff, enjoyed the privileges of admitting patients and allocating the hospital's resources.
Saas acquisition of an intelligent call-in tool for available and voluntary hospital staff to replace unannounced absences.
Reinarz shows that Birmingham was among the last of the major English towns to found such a 'voluntary hospital', relying entirely on charitable support.
And voluntary hospital work, which she hopes will count when she applies for a university place to train as a doctor.
"The Mater is an independent voluntary hospital and the ERHA does not have any function to approve this borrowing.

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