The Finance Department handles Hillel Yaffe Medical Center's financial affairs, and has a staff of fourteen employees: a Treasurer, Deputy Treasurer, secretary, and employees in the Suppliers and Salaries Sector and in the Collection Unit. All members of the Finance staff have acquired management and professional training while working at Hillel Yaffe Medical Center. Training includes management skills, health services administration, human relations, academic degrees, and more. All branches of the department are committed to maintaining high levels of service quality with patients and with the medical center's employees.
The Suppliers Section is in charge of controlling the hospital's purchasing, payments to suppliers and external parties.
The Payroll Department handles all matters related to new employees, cessation of work, reports to the IT Department, National Insurance Institute Claims, salaried employees, on-call workers, shifts, overtime pay and nurses.
The Collection Unit collects money for the services provided by Hillel Yaffe Medical Center for hospitalization, emergency room treatment and clinical care. The unit also tracks incoming payments with an eye to the terms of credit given to customers.
Budget versus implementation
As in all hospitals, the Finance Department's accounting system is based on the government's accounting concept of budget versus implementation, on an accumulative basis. The budget is based on the income. In fact, the hospital is permitted to implement its expense budget as long as the income budget is realized by providing services to its customers, and the money that is due is collected.
In 1998 the general government hospitals began operating like business enterprises. The business enterprise format has not changed the status of government hospitals, which continue to be subject to all the provisions of the law, regulations, guidelines and arrangements that existed previously. To do this, the Finance Department works with a new and advanced financial electronic data processing system (EDP) that supports this type of accounting.