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Written by an experienced senior hospital executive and expert witness, Hospital Negligence provides an insider's guide to determining whether a hospital can be held liable for a patient's injuries. It provides an overview of the administrative community standards obliged by hospitals, including policies, procedures, rules, and regulations. It also discusses hospital corporate negligence in the context of compliance with hospital policies, procedures, and community standards. This volume examines the relationship between the hospital chief executive officer and the various hospital constituencies. It also explores hospital negligence issues in a variety of situations including hospital duties in: Credentialing, privileging, and supervising staff Maintaining equipment Upholding patient rights Keeping the facility safe