Rasmussen College Patient Intakes Health and Ethics Memorandum

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Examine the structure of the U.S. legal system and government as it relates to ethics, law, and core principles of public health.


You have recently been promoted to Health Services Manager at Three Mountains Regional Hospital, a small hospital located in a mid-size city in the Mid-West. Three Mountains is a general medical and surgical facility with 400 beds. Last year there were approximately 62,000 emergency visits and 15,000 admissions. More than 6,000 outpatient and 10,000 inpatient surgeries were performed.

As a means to build trust between the organization and the patients, you have been tasked with the drafting of a memorandum (memo) to all employees that perform patient intake functions. The focus of this Memo is to highlight the necessary forms that need to be completed during the intake/admissions process and an explanation as to why they are necessary. Often patients are handed a form to fill out, but do not receive a proper explanation as to why it is necessary for them to provide the required information. Without the proper information, patients, more now than ever, are hesitant to provide all of the necessary information. You will need to address the following components in your memo:

  1. Introduction: Explain why you are sending this memo. Provide an overview of the patient trust issues and why it is important for the employees to be able to discuss each of the forms with the patients during the intake process.
  2. List of the Required Forms: List and describe each of the required forms at admission.
  3. Importance of each form to the organization: For each form you list, you will need to add why that form is important to the organization and necessary for the patient to complete.
  4. Conclusion: In this part, you will wrap up the memo and provide additional resources available to the employees if they have further questions.
  5. Proper Memo Formatting: Â This a professional document and needs to be structured as a memo and not as an essay. You will still need to supply both in text and full citations for the sources of your information. If you need further assistance with how to structure a memo, click on this link.

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Explanation & Answer




[Name of Student]

[Name of the institution]



The United States is the most advanced country, and it always intends to promote health and
ethics among people of its state. The legislation of the United States has made the rules and
regulations to promote the health of the community; the good health policy development is the
major requirement of the day. Health and ethics go side by side. Government officials are
required to implement a healthy policy at their workplace. Being the Health Services Manager
it is required to work for the promotion of health. Another important thing to remember is the
fulfillment of ethics and laws. The task is provided a memo to the employees to fill the
automated forms required at the admission of patients (GOSTIN 2018).
Why you are sending the form to employees?
The form is sent to the employees to acquire the complete and proper information of the
patients. The form is usually given to the patients to fill. Still, they provide inaccurate
information, and sometimes their writing style is not understandable for the employees, and
they cannot put it into the system. The patients have different trust issues like they hesitate to
provide financial information and personal details. The public's concept is to have extra care
from hospitals if the income state is not good enough.
List of the required forms:
There are different forms required at the admissions of hospitals.
Personal information


Family Members
Date of entrance
Financial statement
Monthly Income
Source of Income
Medical form
Physical Symptoms
Heart Issues, if any:
Sleeping pattern
Skin issues
Color of eyes
Color of nails
Digestive issues
Diarrhea/ Constipation




The significance of each form is written below.
Personal information: it is a form that requires all the personal information of the patient.
Financial statement: it is a form that requires the financial statement of the patient to know the
income sources of the famil...

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