Health On The Web logo


Hospital Facilities

Hospitals & facilities

What to know about hospitals

Many hospitals claim to be the best. Here's how to take a closer look.

Types of inpatient hospitals

  • Teaching hospitals are affiliated with universities or medical schools and have more experience with unusual or complex conditions than community, or non-teaching, hospitals
  • Most inpatient hospitals are for "acute care" or short stays; patients who need a longer stay may be transferred to long-term care hospitals
  • Some acute care hospitals are designated Trauma Centers (adult and/or pediatric); Level V centers are the most advanced


Please log in or subscribe to continue reading this content.