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This was noted when Cabarrus Memorial Hospital started radiotherapy, and the number of patients increased tremendously. With all these problems facing Cabarrus people, there was a need for the hospital to introduce the open heart surgery program to safe its residents (Hayman, 2009).
2. Analyze whether or not CMH has sufficient infrastructure and financial resources / leverage necessary to add the program.
Cabarrus Memorial hospital is located at crossroads, and from the map, we see there is a road connecting it to Duke University Memorial Hospital, and it is also connected to Kannapolis and concord. The infrastructure is capable, and will enable patients from these towns too access the hospital without problems. These roads are also interconnecting the six towns around, and this shows that the infrastructure allows the expansion of the hospital. With the help of investors like Mr Miller, the finances would not be a problem. With a proper proposal from the board of governors, the government will also be willing to fund the project. All the advantages that Cabarrus Hospital has over the others will allow any investor to put their money there. The desperate situation with patients in the region will make them contribute to the funding of the project (Vivien, 2001).
This open heart surgery in Cabarrus memorial hospital was likely to meet opposition from the nearby hospitals. These nearby hospitals would feel threatened because the patients they treated from Cabarrus would now divert their payments. If the Cabarrus Memorial hospital proved to be better than the others, they will get the most experienced doctors, and this will challenge the other hospitals. This means that even the investors who were assisting the other hospitals might be attracted to Cabarrus Hospital hence divert their funds there. These challenges could get the other hospitals trying to stop the licensing from the department issuing the certificate of needs. However, Cabarrus stands a better chance of licensing due to the advantages that it has over the other hospitals (Vivien, 2001).
3. Describe the competitive situation among other area hospitals that could impact the decision.
Cabarrus Memorial hospital is a well equipped hospital. It has all the equipment needed for cardio surgeries, and this gives competition to the other existing…[continue]
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