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    Chief of Staff

    In the context of a hospital, is the Chief of Staff a hospital manager or is that title used for some other position?
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    Re: Chief of Staff

    Quote Originally Posted by lukre View Post
    In the context of a hospital, is the Chief of Staff a hospital manager or is that title used for some other position?
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    It depends on the system. Generally, under the British system, you have a Medical Superintendent, who is a doctor, and a Nursing Supervisor (the old Matron), who is a nurse; and a Hospital Manager, who is the administrative head.
    Chief of staff in a hospital suggests a medical person, not an administrator, but an American would have to confirm that.

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    Re: Chief of Staff

    In the US, the Chief of Staff in a hospital is the person in charge of all the medical personnel. It is an administrative position that is always held by a physician. He or she has the final say in disclipinary matters involving the medical staff. The Chief of Staff usually reports to the Medical Director. The Medical Director is an administrative position, and may not necessarily be a physician. He or she usually also presides over more than one hospital (in the US, it is typical for there to be several hospitals belonging to one "umbrella" group) and works with the Chief of Staff to get funding when more staff or equipment is needed, or to change other practices/procedures necessary to run the medical side of the hospital more smoothly.

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