Date of Award


Document Type

Independent Study

Degree Name

Master of Business Administration (MBA)


This paper is a report on a study made of three hospitals in one city: Minot, North Dakota. The hospitals vrere of three different types as regards the nature of their sponsorship: military; religious; and private association. This study concerns the application of four major functions of management to the field of hospital administration. The functions are planning, organizing, coordinating; and controlling. Policies and procedures of the three hospitals are cited throughout the paper to illustrate their practices in these four functions of management. The study was accomplished by personal interview with administrators at each hospital and perusal of information supplied by them