This Hospital Hierarchy Chart combines a hierarchical and divisional structure because there is a chain of command with some levels reporting to another level. Still, employees are organized in departments or divisions with their tasks. To function, hospitals require precision in executing job responsibilities and multiple layers of accountability. Hospitals use a functional Hospital Hierarchy Chart with many layers of management to accomplish this. Understanding the entire hospital organizational structure ensures that hospital employees know their responsibilities, whom they report, and whom they should speak about specific responsibilities or fields of knowledge.