Healthcare Facilities Management

INTRODUCTION

A hospital is a complex system of interrelated functions requiring constant movement of people and goods. Functional design of a hospital can promote skill, economy, convenience, and comfort. Nonfunctional design of a hospital can impede activities of all types, detract from quality of care, and raise costs to intolerable levels.

Healthcare facilities management examines challenging key elements, such as contracting outpatient care and quality management systems. Property development puts the focus on patient care.

In this task, you will determine whether to build, buy, or lease space for a new orthopedic service line as discussed in the “Service Line Development Case Study.”

REQUIREMENTS

Your submission must be your original work. No more than a combined total of 30% of the submission and no more than a 10% match to any one individual source can be directly quoted or closely paraphrased from sources, even if cited correctly. An originality report is provided when you submit your task that can be used as a guide.
You must use the rubric to direct the creation of your submission because it provides detailed criteria that will be used to evaluate your work. Each requirement below may be evaluated by more than one rubric aspect. The rubric aspect titles may contain hyperlinks to relevant portions of the course.

A.  Develop a business summary in which you do the following:

1.  Discuss the advantages of each  of the following options:

a.  Building space for the new orthopedic service line

b.  Buying space for the new orthopedic service line

c.  Leasing space for the new orthopedic service line

2.  Discuss the disadvantages (e.g., liabilities and risks) of each  of the following options:

a.  Building space for the new orthopedic service line

b.  Buying space for the new orthopedic service line

c.  Leasing space for the new orthopedic service line

3.  Recommend what you consider to be the best option for the facility.
B.  When you use sources, include all in-text citations and references in APA format.

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