Snow-Bird Hospital is a small emergency-oriented facility located in a popular ski resort in

Question: Snow-Bird Hospital is a small emergency-oriented facility located in a popular ski resort in Northern Michigan. Its new administrator, Mary Lord, decides to reorganize the hospital using the process-layout method she studied in business school. Click the icon to view the current layout of Snow-Bird’s eight departments. Click the icon to view the number of
Show transcribed image textHere is your answer Yes, there is room for improvement. In order to lessen the amount of movemen…View the full answerTranscribed image text: Snow-Bird Hospital is a small emergency-oriented facility located in a popular ski resort in Northern Michigan. Its new administrator, Mary Lord, decides to reorganize the hospital using the process-layout method she studied in business school. Click the icon to view the current layout of Snow-Bird’s eight departments. Click the icon to view the number of trips by patients between departments in an average month. The only physical restriction perceived by Lord is the need to keep the entrance/initial processing room in its current location. All other departments or rooms (each of 10 feet square) can be moved if layout analysis indicates a move would be beneficial. Click the icon to view the improvement made by Lord. Is further improvement possible? If so, what is it? By allocating the spaces in the order in which the tasks are usually performed, total movement is 4,650 feet (enter your response as a whole number). x More info – X Data table First, Lord analyzes records to determine the number of patient movements among departments in an average month. Her objective, Lord decides, is to lay out the departments so as to minimize the total movement (distance traveled) of patients in the hospital. She writes her objective as Area D Area B Exam room 1 (2) Area C Exam room 2 X-rav (4) (3) Minimize patient movement – Σ EXC /-1/-1 Operating room (6) Recovery room Cast-setting room (7) (8) Area G where X₁₁ = number of patient movements per month (loads or trips) moving from department i to department. Area F Area H C₁ = distance in feet between departments i and j (which, in this case, is the equivalent of cost per load to move between departments). Lord assumes that adjacent departments, such as entrance (now in work area A) and exam room 1 (now in work area B), have a walking distance of 10 feet. Diagonal departments are also considered adjacent and assigned a distance of 10 feet. Nonadjacent departments, such as the entrance and exam room 2 (now in area C) or the entrance and recovery room (area G) are 20 feet apart, and nonadjacent rooms, such as entrance and X-ray (area D), are 30 feet apart. (Hence, 10 feet is considered 10 units of cost, 20 feet is 20 units of cost, and 30 feet is 30 units of cost.) (1) (2) (3) (4) (5) (6) (7) (8) 100 105 000 Entrance/Initial processing (1) Exam room 1 (2) 0 000 First, establish Snow Bird’s current layout. Then, by analyzing the current layout, compute patient movement: Exam room 2 (3) X-ray (4) Total movement = 7,300 feet 20 10 000 3000 20 30 0 20 200 Lord determined that two useful changes are to switch departments 3 and 5 and to interchange departments 2 and 6. This change would result in the schematic shown the following figure. Lab test/EKG (5) Operating room (6) 0 Entrance (1) Operating room (6) Lab test/EKG (5) X-ray (4) Recovery room (7) Cast-setting room (8) Exam room 2 (3) Exam room 1 Recovery room Cast-setting room (2) (7) (8) Total movement = (100×10′) (105×10′) (60×20′) (40 x 10′) Done (20 x 30′) (10×20′) (10×20′) (20 x 10′) (30 x 10′) (20 x 10′) (20×10¹) = 5,650 feet Area A Entrance (1) Labtest/EKG (5) Area E Data table Print