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Data Layer GraphicTitle: "Hospitals" (2008)
 
Description: The term "hospital" ... means an institution which- (1) is primarily engaged in providing, by or under the supervision of physicians, to inpatients > (A) diagnostic services and therapeutic services for medical diagnosis, treatment, and care of injured, disabled, or sick persons, or > (B) rehabilitation services for the rehabilitation of injured, disabled, or sick persons; (...) (5) provides 24-hour nursing service rendered or supervised by a registered professional nurse, and has a licensed practical nurse or registered professional nurse on duty at all times; ... (...) (7) in the case of an institution in any State in which State or applicable local law provides for the licensing of hospitals, > (A) is licensed pursuant to such law or > (B) is approved, by the agency of such State or locality responsible for licensing hospitals, as meeting the standards established for such licensing; (Excerpt from Title XVIII of the Social Security Act [42 U.S.C. ? 1395x(e)], ) Included in this dataset are General Medical and Surgical Hospitals, Psychiatric and Substance Abuse Hospitals, and Specialty Hospitals (e.g., Children's Hospitals, Cancer Hospitals, Maternity Hospitals, Rehabilitation Hospitals, etc.). TGS has made a concerted effort to include all general medical/surgical hospitals in North Carolina. Other types of hospitals are included if they were represented in datasets sent by the state. Therefore, not all of the specialty hospitals in North Carolina are represented in this dataset. Hospitals operated by the Veterans Administration (VA) are included, even if the state they are located in does not license VA Hospitals. Nursing homes and Urgent Care facilities are excluded because they are included in a separate dataset. Locations that are administrative offices only are excluded from the dataset. Records with "-DOD" appended to the end of the [NAME] value are located on a military base, as defined by the Defense Installation Spatial Data Infrastructure (DISDI) military installations and military range boundaries. Text fields in this dataset have been set to all upper case to facilitate consistent database engine search results. All diacritics (e.g., the German umlaut or the Spanish tilde) have been replaced with their closest equivalent English character to facilitate use with database systems that may not support diacritics. The currentness of this dataset is indicated by the [CONTDATE] field. Based upon this field, the oldest record dates from 12/28/2005 and the newest record dates from 05/09/2008. Use Cases: Use cases describe how the data may be used and help to define and clarify requirements. 1) A disaster has overwhelmed local medical facilities and capacity must be found in the surrounding area. 2) A threat against hospitals has been identified and measures must be taken to protect the hospital. 3) An assessment as to the adequacy of the total capacity to handle emergency medical care in a given area needs to be made as part of a disaster mitigation plan. 4) A disaster has occurred, or is in the process of occurring, and facilities in the vicinity with people needing evacuation assistance must be identified.
 
Keywords and Themes: Emergency Management, Health, Health and Medical Facilities, Health Facilities, Hospitals, Prison Hospitals, Psychiatric Hospitals, Public Hospitals, Specialty Hospitals, Substance Abuse Treatment Facilities, Veterans' Hospitals
 
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Total size of data files: 0.4 MB
 
Data Type: Shapefile
Feature Type: Point
Coordinate System: NAD_1983_StatePlane_North_Carolina_FIPS_3200
Datum: North American Datum of 1983Map Units: Meters

Spatial Extent: North Carolina

Created by: TechniGraphics, Inc.
Released by: NC Center for Geographic Information & Analysis
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Collection Name: NC OneMap - 11/30/2009
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Acquired Date: Downloaded Nov 30, 2009
Distribution Restrictions: Public Domain

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Record ID: 3339_NCOM