AMT Task 1
Western Governors University
AMT Task 1
Trinity Hospital is a community hospital in the southeast region of the United States. As healthcare needs and demands evolve daily, Trinity Hospital must evolve as well to meet the growing demands of the area. Trinity Hospital has set forth a 5-year plan in which it plans to develop and expand 3 services. These services include orthopedics, cancer care, and cardiovascular services. Currently, there is no practicing cancer specialist affiliated with Trinity, cardiology services are limited due to the absence of a diagnostic catherization lab, and while there are a few orthopedic surgeons with privileges at Trinity they are not consistent with surgeries due to their location being closer to our competing facilities.
Choosing to currently focus on orthopedic services at this time, the hospital CEO and Board of Trustees are faced with the decision on whether to build, purchase, or lease property to start the development process of providing the community with a premier orthopedic center. Outlined are the advantages and disadvantages to all of the possible expansion methods.
A1a. Building Advantages
Since Trinity has had a decline in surgeries over the past 2 years and therefore a decrease in revenue, a regional orthopedic program would be one of the easiest ways to increase surgeries and revenue. Based on the 5-year plan by the board, the goal of building a regional orthopedic center would permit distinctive programs for spine, total joint replacement, and hand specialties. This would also allow for rehab programs, education classes, and outreach services. All of these would require a significant amount of space with the potential for growth as the community ages.
Building would also be enticing to both physicians and prospective patients. Before investment is made in any service, Trinity needs to ensure physician participation and willingness to sign on to the orthopedic program....