Arnold Palmer Hospital
Dion L. Sellers
MBA630: Operations Management
The problem with Arnold Palmer Hospital is it needs to meet the increasing demand of health facilities due to the increase in population. In order to meet this demand the Arnold Palmer Hospital must expand its premises and add more hospital wards and beds. The main focus of the Arnold Palmer Hospital is on the delivering of babies and other maternity services, and due to the overwhelming increase in population each year more and more hospital rooms and beds are required to facilitate these patients and new born babies (Hizer & Render, 2011).
The Arnold Palmer Hospital is currently pediatrics hospital facility located in Florida, United States (Arnold Palmer, 2014). The hospital is only one of six hospitals in the United States that specializes in health care for children and women.
The hospital has facilitated over 1,500,000 patients from all 50 states of the United States and more than one hundred countries around the world. One of Arnold Palmer Hospital's main focuses is delivery of babies (Hizer & Render, 2011).
Due to the continuing growth of the population of the patients that require the hospitals services, the Arnold Palmer Hospital is now ready to move ahead with a capacity expansion plan. The plan includes an addition of an eleven story hospital building right across the existing hospital facility. Thirty five teams have been assigned with the tasks of forecasting the demand, the transfer of services, staffing needs, capital equipment, regulatory requirements and other objectives. The hospital is set to invest a hundred million dollars for the expansion plan and a commitment to add an additional one fifty hospital beds to its facilities. (Hizer & Render, 2011).
The expansion plan is not just a need for the hospital, it is a necessity. The hospital is indeed doing what is necessary to resolve the problem...