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For-Profit vs Not-for-Profit Hospitals

Although both for-profit and not-for-profit hospitals provide a certain amount of charitable services to the public, there is debate as to which provides a higher level of charitable services to their respective communities.

Which type of hospital do you feel provides more charitable health care services, and why?

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Without regard to the mission or cause all organizations and corporations function with a purpose. A nonprofit exists to promote a mission and a for-profit works to make a profit. Both must have or have the perception to service people but in the end both need to glean financial gain or they cannot continue to function. Even a nonprofit, which will get donations, still needs to make money to pay the bills. On the other hand, profits cannot go to individuals or stockholders.

The California Nurses Association/National Nurses United found that California not-for-profit hospitals are reaping huge tax benefits while providing minimal charity care.

Business needs to be sharp now and have to work hard for the consumer trust and loyalty. This is no different for both for-profit and nonprofit organizations. The ...

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Nonprofit and for-profit hospitals offering charitable services is discussed.