In providing professional services, a hospital has a duty to exercise that degree of skill and care which is ordinarily possessed and exercised by a reasonably competent hospital in the same or similar circumstances. This includes a duty to furnish a patient the care, attention, and protection reasonably required by the patient's mental and physical condition.
[A hospital generally has no duty to obtain informed consent from the patient for the treatment or therapy ordered by an attending physician.]
[A hospital has a duty to exercise reasonable care in selecting competent staff for its facilities.]
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